WAN Virtual Conference

The Pacific Islands Chiefs of Police (PICP) Women’s Advisory Network (WAN) virtual conference was held today and Chaired by Fiji Police Force’s Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Bereta Naisua.

Discussions revolved around the WAN Mentoring Programme, updates, progress and the review of the annual reports and progress of the Strategic Pillars and Annual Action Plan, Gender and Family Harm Action Plan and priorities for the next 6 to 12 months.

In opening the virtual conference this morning from the Pacific Community for Law Enforcement Cooperation (PCLEC) Fiji Chapter Office, the PICP WAN Chair thanked fellow WAN members for their commitment in advancing Pacific Policing for women.

“Under the three PICP WAN Strategic Direction Pillars – we are seeing our efforts come to fruition”.

“Through our efforts to advance gender equity in Pacific Police services, we have set a platform for future generations of women police officers”.

The PICP WAN Chair reiterated the importance of collaboration during the difficult policing environment brought on by the pandemic.

“Despite the various challenges faced by our respective policing jurisdictions, it’s great to know that through WAN, we have remained committed to strengthening the participation of women policing across our Blue Pacific”.

The three PICP WAN Strategic Pillars are;

i) Empowering a network of women

ii) Strengthening productive partnerships between Chiefs and their WAN; and

iii) Advancing and reforming Pacific Policing for women, with women.