South Yorkshire Police has joined with police forces throughout England and Wales to commit to gender equality.
On this International Women’s Day, it has been confirmed that all 43 police forces in England and Wales, along with the Police Service of Northern Ireland, have made a commitment to the United Nations' HeForShe movement. This achievement is being announced at the Senior Women in Policing Conference being held in Birmingham.
HeForShe, initiated by UN Women, invites people around the world to stand together to create a bold, visible and united force for gender equality. Each force has expressly committed to improving gender imbalances at senior levels in policing and to continue to work towards communities free from domestic and sexual abuse.
Chief Constable Giles York of Sussex Police, who are Thematic Champions for HeForShe, said ‘This International Women’s Day marks a positive step towards achieving gender equality. Police forces throughout the UK have stood together and made a commitment to achieve gender imbalances within policing’.
Other services within policing have also made their commitment to HeForShe, including the Association of Special Constabulary Officers, British Transport Police, College of Policing, Civil Nuclear Constabulary, Police Scotland and the Superintendents’ Association.