Countries urged to send more women police officers to Darfur

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Priscilla Makotose speaking to Daniel Dickinson. Photo: UN Radio

More women police officers are needed in Darfur to help protect millions of people displaced by conflict.

The appeal has been made by Priscilla Makotose, Police Commissioner at the hybrid UN-African Union mission there, known as UNAMID.

She said although women comprise the majority of internally displaced people (IDPs) in Darfur, women police officers make up just two per cent of the mission's Formed Police Units (FPUs).

Daniel Dickinson caught up with Ms Makotose during her recent visit to UN Headquarters to attend a global summit of police chiefs.

She began by talking about what it is like to work for peace in Darfur.

Duration: 4’36″

 

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