U.S. Embassy, PNP and Quezon City Government to Host Inaugural Asia Women Leading Law Enforcement Conference in Manila

Manila, November 15, 2019 — The U.S. Embassy in the Philippines, in partnership with the Philippine National Police and the Quezon City government, will host the Inaugural Asia Women Leading Law Enforcement Conference from November 18 to 22 at the Novotel Manila Araneta Center in Quezon City.

The five-day conference will be the first of its kind for law enforcement in Southeast Asia, and will bring together 200 midlevel and senior ranking female law enforcement professionals from the Philippines, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Thailand, Timor-Leste, and Vietnam.  The conference aims to enable women law enforcement officials to gain the executive leadership and management skills needed to effectively serve, advance, and thrive within their respective agencies.

“This conference is one aspect of U.S. government efforts to advance women’s full participation in criminal justice professions both here in the Philippines and around the world.  Increasing the number of women in law enforcement is a global responsibility, and I am proud of the partnership between the United States, the Philippine National Police, and the Quezon City government to help Asia women law enforcement officers reach their full potential in law enforcement,” said U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim.

Learn more about the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement programs globally at www.state.gov/j/inl.