As the Co-Coordinator of IAWP Regional 23, Police Brigadier General Soepartiwi Rinaldi or nickname – Tiwi always actively participated in promoting activities which prioritized women roles in law enforcement, both national and international. Among one of her strategic roles in the INP, as the Head of Special Education and Training for Transnational Crimes (Kadiklatsusjatrans)/ the Executive Director of Jakarta Centre for Law Enforcement Cooperation (JCLEC), Tiwi tried to engage women police and other women in law enforcement into any activities of the international training institution that she had been leading.
JCLEC cooperated with Australian Attorney General Department conducting a conference for women in Law Enforcement on 7 – 9 December 2015. In those three days conference, Tiwi had the chance to officially open the conference and present material on “Setting the scene: Women leadership in Law and Justice in Indonesia”.
Attending that conference were Ibu Wiwik S. Firman, the expert staff of the Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs for Politic Law and Security and Ms. Elizabeth Brayshaw, Assistant Secretary of Australian Attorney General Department, also A/C Justine Saunders, AFP Chief of Staff.
That strategic conference was attended by 44 (forty four) participants from INP, AGO, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Women Empowerment and Children Protection. The theme was “Gender equality: Women leadership and collaboration in Law Enforcement”.
The objective of that activity was to share experience for career improvement and build relationship among women from Indonesian Law and Justice, also to promote gender equality by establishing women networking within the agencies and inter-agencies in law enforcement. At the end of the conference, the participants resulted working program and action plan to implement gender equality.
Ms. Julia Jaeger represented the President of International Association of Women Police (IAWP) presented material on “Women as Leaders in Law Enforcement – Perspective on Development and International Cooperation”.
Tiwi expected that the same conference could be held at JCLEC the following year with bigger target scale, regional and international. That could not be apart from the IAWP mission as international association dedicated for Women Police all over the world to enhance, unite and endorse women profile in law enforcement internationally. Besides, to embark upon the noble values of this organization, embrace diversity, be open honest and fair, listen to members’ aspiration, operate professionally and change to improve.
by Tiwi Rinaldi