Gender-Responsive Policing Initiatives Designed to Enhance Confidence, Satisfaction in Policing Services

And Reduce Risk of Violence against Women in Low and Middle Income Countries - A Systematic Review


This review and contextualised report provide information about different Gender-Responsive Policing (GRP) initiatives and assessment of their impact, which would be helpful in designing and evaluation of GRP interventions. This information is important for stakeholders such as police training institutions, civil society organizations working with community and policing institutions, policy makers and researchers. The in-depth focus on South Asia and particularly on Pakistan is helpful to understand the contextual information about different interventions implemented in these settings

This report was commissioned under the Department for International Development’s DFID Systematic Review Programme for South Asia.


  • N. Sreekumaran Nair, Shrinivas Darak, Bhumika T.V, Trupti Darak, Maria Mathews, L. Dayashwori Devi, Ratheebhai V, and Anjali Dave (2017) ‘Gender-responsive policing’ initiatives designed to enhance confidence, satisfaction in policing services and reduce risk of violence against women in low and middle income countries - A systematic review. London: EPPI-Centre, Social Science Research Unit, UCL Institute of Education, University College London.
Published 1 January 2017