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10 October 2011

Ramallah, 10 October 2011

Palestinian Gender Delegation Visits EU Institutions

A delegation of officials from the Palestinian National Authority Prime Minister’s Office, the Palestinian Civil Police and Palestinian Ministry of Women’s Affairs visited Brussels recently and met with EU officials, EU Member States, and the European Parliament to discuss the achievements in the security sector in the Occupied Palestinian Territory.

Facilitated by International Security Information Service (ISIS) Europe in collaboration with the Human Rights Policy and Guidelines Unit of the External Action Service of the EU and EUPOL COPPS Police Gender Advisor, the visit highlighted cooperation and achievements for stability and security in Palestine.

In particular, the delegation presented a historical precedent and achievement.

Instigated by the Chief of Police, Mj. Gen. Hazem ATALLAH, the Palestinian Civilian Police are setting a global foot print in the international security sector by assigning the first Police Gender Advisor in the region and Arab world.

Major Wafaa SULEIMAN was appointed as Head of the Gender Unit in May 2011. She states that “I feel privileged to be assigned for this task and I’m ready for mission.”

With full support of the Prime Minister’s Office, and the Ministry of Women’s Affairs, they emphasized that “We embrace this initiative. It shows that we move forward in the field of gender in the security sector.”

For further information please contact:
Media and Public Relations Department
Palestinian Civil Police
EUPOL COPPS Press and Public Information Office
Land line: 02-2976677 (extension 113 or 121)
Cell. Press and Public Information Officer: 054-2666614 or 059-8999147
Cell Press Officer: 054-2666637 or 059-9522405
Cell. Public Information Officer: 054-2666627 or 059-8950843

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