Mazar-e Sharif. Afghan female police held its third Shura (council) meeting in Mazar-e Sharif. Female Shuras provide a perfect possibility to receive firsthand, honest information about female police problems. However, as stated by Lida, 3rd Sergeant from Afghan Border Police at 5th Zone Balkh and one of the female participants: “This is the third female Shura meeting I’m attending and nothing has changed so far”. She showed her disappointment about the missing progress in relation to female issues.
July 1, 2014. Italy took over the rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union from Greece. Italy will take a leading role with regards to the EU affairs for the upcoming six months. To mark this day, a flag hoisting ceremony was held at EUPOL HQ in Kabul and the Italian flag was raised next to the EU and Afghan flags.
Every six months, a EU member state has the responsibility to assume the Presidency of the Council of the EU.
Currently eleven Italian experts are working at EUPOL mission, five of them are policemen and six others are civilians.
The EUPOL Newsletter July 2014 edition is out. In this newsletter, you can read EUPOL Head of Mission’s message on Ramadan, reports of the recent new Criminal Procedure Code conference and the nerve center of the election security as well as many activities of Kabul City Police.
Please click on the link below for the PDF edition of the newsletter: http://www.eupol-afg.eu/sites/default/files/Newsletter%20July%202014.pdf
Kabul, June 2014. On 24 and 25 June, EUPOL organized at the Afghan Police Staff College in Kabul the first conference on the new Criminal Procedure Code (CPC) that entered into force on 5 June. The main goal of the conference was to improve the legal awareness on the new CPC and to facilitate legal discussions.
Kabul, June 2014. For the first time since the establishment of the female executive board of the Kabul City Police (KCP), 13 members of the board were invited on 24 June to EUPOL Headquarters for an official event organized by Gender & Human Rights (GHR)/Kabul Field Office. The purpose of the official lunch was to give the senior management of EUPOL updates from police district level in terms of the implementation of Gender Standard Decree, female police situation and female network meetings.
Kabul, June 2014. The holy month of Ramadan will begin next week and I would like to take the opportunity to extend my best wishes to our Afghan colleagues, partners and friends for the start of this month.
Kabul, June 2014.The partnership between the Afghan Scouts, Police e Mardume Unit and Eupol has started in April this year with a highly appreciated by the public community service where approximately 40 young scouts teamed up with patrolmen in order to clean up the neighborhood of Police district 5 (PD 5). In May joint police-scouts team made a new outreach, this time to the Maskan and Allawodin orphanages accommodating together 670 children.
Kabul, June 2014. Amid a strong blustery west wind, 68 Mission Members braved the dust and heat to participate in a first of its kind mission training event run by EUPOL at a local Afghan National Army training area.
The event was designed to acquaint Mission Members with the types of weapons the EUPOL Private Security Company uses as well as introduce them to the tactics and procedures employed in the event of an incident.
Kabul, June 2014. Twelve professionals from the Afghan Ministry of Interior (MoI), Ministry of Justice (MoJ), Attorney General’s Office (AGO), Afghanistan Independent Bar Association (AIBA) and NGOs, gathered at EUPOL HQ in a two-day workshop to organise the delivery of five-day Access to the Legal Aid System (ATLAS) courses in Kabul and ten other selected provinces, starting after the ‘Eid-ul Fitr celebration at the end of July, 2014.
Herat. EUPOL Herat Field Office (FO) in close cooperation with Anti-Corruption trainers from EUPOL Kabul HQ delivered an Anti-Corruption Mainstreaming Train-the-Trainers course in Herat provincial Headquarters to 20 participants - among whom there were 19 police officers, out of which six female police officers, and a lawyer representing the Afghan Independent Bar Association (AIBA).