National Gender Responsive Policing Unit (NGRPU)
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Gender-responsive policing is a pivotal aspect of contemporary police reforms worldwide. This approach not only enhances community trust and cooperation but also ensures fair and equitable treatment for individuals of all genders. GRP aligns with both international and national obligations to address gender-based violence, reflecting a commitment to human rights principles. Moreover, embracing gender responsiveness contributes to an improved organizational culture and morale.

The United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), 1981 advocates for gender equality, promoting equal opportunities for women in public service. Additionally, the UNSCR 1325 on Women, Peace, and Security, emphasizes the inclusion of women in decision-making processes related to conflict prevention and peacebuilding. While these instruments provide a broader framework for gender equality, specific initiatives for achieving gender parity in police are national mandates.

In the past two decades, Pakistan has undertaken significant initiatives to render its police force more gender-sensitive, responsive, and inclusive. Previously, NPB has provided support to different initiatives by international organizations to promote gender balance in police and to strengthen response mechanisms to Gender-based Violence (GBV). NPB led the process of gender audit and Gender Strategy of Police (2012-2016), which was developed through a consultative process and approved by all the police organizations.

However, these endeavors, though partially successful, have lacked a cohesive and strategic framework, resulting in fragmented and uncoordinated efforts. To rectify this and enhance collaboration among national and international stakeholders in advancing gender-responsive policing, the National Police Bureau has restructured the Gender Crime Center (GCC) by enhancing the scope of work for the National Gender Responsive Policing Unit (NGRPU).


      1. Prepare National Gender Responsive Policing Framework and monitor its implementation.
      2. Review existing policies, laws, processes, structures, and initiatives related to Gender Sensitive Actions and Identify issues and gaps in access to justice for women and children, proposing policy actions and formulating policing guidelines addressing female officers' issues, including logistics, promotions, and work environment.
      3. Address gaps in access to police and justice system
      4. Collect, collate, and analyze data on violence against women and generate reports on various forms of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) for effective monitoring of crime trends and police performance.
      5. Endeavour to integrate initiatives on Gender mainstreaming and gender-based violence response mechanism for policing.
      6. Coordinate with national and international partners working on countering GBV, to strengthen and promote gender-responsive policing in Pakistan.
      7. Ensure the integration of gender-responsive budgeting.