About Us

The Policy E-Repository on Women in Police in India is an online platform developed by the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative to collate, store, and track policies on women in police in India. It provides information on policies in place relating to women in 8 specific areas: - recruitment; transfer, posting and promotion; training; maternity and child care leave; All Women Police Stations; Women and Child Helpdesks; and budget allocations. We want to highlight policy initiatives directed exclusively to promote and support women’s career growth and opportunities in these areas.

The policies are issued by either the police department or the state government. The repository’s immediate aim is to provide easy access to policies in the public domain, towards the larger aims of tracking gender-based policy initiatives among police departments, identifying any discriminatory provisions and/or gaps to press for correctives, and highlighting good practices towards achieving improved gender diversity and mainstreaming in policing.   

Common Wealth Human Rights Initiative

The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) is an independent, non-partisan, international non-governmental organisation, mandated to ensure the practical realisation of human rights in the countries of the Commonwealth. In 1987, several Commonwealth associations founded CHRI because they felt that while the member countries had both a common set of values and legal principles from which to work and a forum within which to promote human rights, there was relatively little focus on human rights issues.

CHRI's objectives are to promote awareness of and adherence to the Harare Commonwealth Declaration, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and other internationally recognised human rights instruments, as well as domestic instruments supporting human rights in Commonwealth member states.