Indian Police Officer wins International Female Police Peacekeeper Award


United Nations, Oct 14: An Indian police officer won the prestigious International Female Police Peacekeeper Award 2014 for her exceptional contribution to the UN mission in Afghanistan. Inspector Shakti Devi was lauded for her efforts in helping the victims of sexual and gender-based violence.

Shakti Devi is currently deployed in the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) after serving in Jammu & Kashmir. She was honoured for her exceptional achivements in leading the establishment of Women Police Councils in several parts of Afghanistan.

The UN Police Division said that Devi has contributed to the improvement of the status of female police and has effectively helped the police of Afghanistan move towards achieving their goals of fully adopting democratic principles of policing.

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