Lincolnshire Police is supporting International Women's Day
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Today (Wednesday 8 March) marks International Women’s Day (IWD), a global day that celebrates the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women.
The theme for this year’s International Women’s Day campaign is #EmbraceEquity, which aims to show the importance of recognising that each person has different circumstances and making sure they are equipped with the resources and skills to achieve equal outcomes.
Deputy Chief Constable Julia Debenham said: “We’re proud to support International Women’s Day here at Lincolnshire Police.
“Celebrating and honouring the achievements and successes of women, not just in policing, but around the world, is extremely important. At Lincolnshire Police, we understand that people have different needs, and we have a variety of internal networks available to support officers and staff, so they are in turn able to give the best possible service to victims and our communities.
“As a police force, we’re committed to tackling violence against women and girls (VAWG) and ensuring our county is the best place to live, work and visit. We do this by working with colleagues, partners, and survivors with lived experience to deliver a lasting and real change to the daily lives of women and girls.”
Chair of Lincolnshire Police’s Women’s Inclusive Network (WIN), Inspector Nicky Hill, said: “Our Women’s Inclusive Network encourages greater representation and retention of women in roles across the force, inspiring and encouraging our members to assist in the creation of a working environment which enables everyone to achieve their full potential.
“We are working to reflect the communities’ we police and that includes having more women, officers and staff, in all roles, ensuring we are providing an all-encompassing quality service.
“IWD is not only an opportunity to celebrate our achievements. It’s also an opportunity to raise awareness of the challenges that are still faced by women, both internally and in our communities.”