Rough Roads To Equality WOMEN POLICE IN MEGHALAYA
Police institutions need to be representative of the society they serve, in order to command public respect and credibility. Diversity in police organisations, besides being a value to be upheld in and of itself, is a vital attribute of effective and impartial law enforcement. In any society, women comprise nearly half the population but are poorly reflected in police institutions. This report champions the inclusion of women in policing, not just to realise the goal of gender equality, but also on the utilitarian ground that in today’s policing most police functions can be performed by either gender and there is little evidence to support the myth that policing is a “man’s work”. The report examines the status of women in policing in Meghalaya.