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1 Traffic in Women and Children Committee: The Employment of Women in the Police 1 (1927)

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  tDistributed to the Council and                     C.  374. Ml. 144.          1927.IV.
. the Members  of  the League.]
                                                               (C. T.  . E. 331.)

                                                               GENEVA, August 1st, 1927.

                              LEAGUE OF NATIONS



 Note by the Secretary-General:

     In conformity with the request of the Traffic in Women and Children Committee of the
 Advisory Commission for the Proteotion and Welfare of Children and Young People, the Council of
 the League of Nations, at a meeting held on June 17th, 1927, decided that a summary of the
 information in the possession of the Secretariat of the League of Nations relating to the employment
 of women  police in the different countries should be transmitted to all Governments.
     The Secretary-General has the honour to communicate herewith the summary in question.


     During its second session (March 1923) the Advisory Committee on Traffic in Women and
 Children passed the following resolution:
             The Advisory Committee, having regard to the useful work done by women police
         in countries where they have been employed, recommends that women as well as men
         should be employed among  the police engaged in dealing with prostitution.

     The Council, when considering this resolution, was unanimously of the opinion that, while
 the question with which it dealt was of entirely domestic concern, it might nevertheless be of interest
 to the Governments to know the view of such an expert body as the Advisory Committee. The
 Council therefore instructed the Secretary-General to forward this resolution to the various
     At the third session of the Advisory Committee (April 1924), it was decided that the question
 of women police should be raised at the next session of the Committee when the decisions reached
 at the Graz Congress would be known. This Congress, the Sixth International Congress for the
 Suppression of Traffic in Women and Children, was held on September 18th, 19th and 20th, 1924;
 it carried the following resolution unanimously:
             That, in view of the experience gained as to the benefits accruing from the
         employment  of carefully selected and adequately trained policewomen in dealing with
         delinquent women  and children and in the prevention of delinquency, the National
         Committees  are requested to urge on their respective Governments the necessity for
         incorporating a sufficient number of women, with adequate powers and status, in every
         police force. 

     This resolution of the Graz Congress was considered by the Advisory Committee at its fourth
 session. The Committee adopted  the following resolution, which was approved by the Council
 on June 9th, 1925:
             The Advisory Committee  had under consideration the resolution on the subject of
         the employment  of women  police adopted by the Congress at Graz convened by the
         International Bureau for the Suppression of Traffic in Women and Children in September
             The Advisory Committee is impressed by the experience gained in several countries
         showing that women  can give effective and valuable service in police work, especially
         in the prevention of certain classes of offences, and hopes that the question of the use of
  '      the services of women  in police forces will receive the fullest consideration of the

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