“Despite all these successes, there has also been challenges. There is a lot more work to be done to achieve the vision and mission of the RSIPF WAN. Let us all work together among ourselves as women police officers and with our male colleague officers”
Participating women officers at the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) Women Advisory Network (WAN) annual general meeting currently underway at the Rove Police Headquarters in Honiara have been told about the achievements of the WAN since it was established in 2004
RSIPF WAN is part of the Pacific Islands Chief of Police (PICP) Women Advisory Network formed to provide timely and effective advice to Pacific Chiefs of Police in relation to issues impacting on women in policing around the region.
Assistant Commissioner National Operation Evelyn Thugea told the RSIPF WAN AGM, “The PICP have successfully endorsed WAN to become an advisory working group for the Commissioners. The women’s network is working at maximising women’s contribution to women in policing. This led to the formation of the RSIPF WAN.”
The vision and mission of the RSIPF WAN is to:
AC Thugea says, “The Australian Federal Police continues to support PICP WAN – through the PICP Secretariat who are responsible for coordinating and facilitating its annual meeting and activities.”
“Since 2004, the RSIPF WAN has made significant progress in advancing gender issues in the Force and more broadly throughout the community. Some of the achievements include:
“Despite all these successes, there has also been challenges. There is a lot more work to be done to achieve the vision and mission of the RSIPF WAN. Let us all work together among ourselves as women police officers and with our male colleague officers,” says AC Thugea.
“The onus will be on the new WAN committee members that will be elected during this AGM. Our achievements and successes need collaboration, cooperation and determination of all women in the RSIPF to talk, work and act together.”
“We need a change of attitude towards work, towards each other, the community, our organization, RSIPF and policing as a whole. Only then will we be able to achieve our aims and objectives,” says AC Thugea.