ISLAMABAD  - Experts on Thursday urged the government to recruit women in police force to end gender-based violence in society.

Speakers and participants of a policy dialogue on gender responsive policing on Thursday stressed to recruit woman police at key posts and subjects related to gender-based violence must be included in the police training courses.

They opined that gender sensitive training should be provided to police force and women should be encouraged to join police force in order negate the impression that police is not career job for women. They also urged the high-ups of police to expand the role of women police to all departments including investigations, patrolling and coping with terrorist activities.

The participants of the policy dialogue further said that women police should be provided with conducive environment and there is a dire need to improve existing working of women police, especially in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK).

The policy dialogue on gender responsive policing policy of KPK police was jointly organised by KPK government and Aitebaar, a non-government organisation with the cooperation of DFID aimed to further develop the proposed policy on making policing more gender responsive.