Female police officers serving in peacekeeping operations and special political missions act as role models and inspire women and girls to advocate their own rights and pursue careers in law enforcement.
In the ongoing conflict resolution processes to establish peace in Somalia, women serving with the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) are playing a vital role in the conflict resolution process.
Key among these women are Ghanaian policewomen serving with AMISOM, which is at the centre of restoring peace in the war-torn country. The peacekeepers are at the forefront of counter-terrorism and campaigning to neutralise activities of al-Shabaab and other terrorist groups.
These Ghanaian policewomen are not only raising the flag of Ghana high through their exceptional performance but are also making a positive impact on the peacekeeping environments.
At about 7 a.m. on a sunny morning, a group of journalists from Ghana, on a field trip to Somalia at the invitation of AMISOM, went to a site in Mogadishu known as the Mamba Park, where the police contingent from the six contributing countries go on parade and are deployed every morning.
The journalists found a Ghanaian policewoman, who is the coordinator at the Joint Operation Command Centre (JOCC), at the Somalia Police Force headquarters in Mogadishu, Inspector Peace Abra Nyampo, issuing orders and doing the deployment.