By Ajnadin Mustafa.
Tripoli, 13 September 2015:
The Judicial Police in Tripoli says it urgently needs women to join the force. According to . . .[restrict]media spokesman Ahmed Mohamed, they are needed to work in areas involving women.
The Judicial Police are primarily involved as prison guards and court work, but they also collaborate with several women’s organisations.
The numbers required at present have not been stated. Mohamed said simply that they would stop recruiting when they had enough members.
The call comes at a time when Islamists have been calling for less women to be employed and for those that are to be strictly segregated.
Under the Qaddafi regime, women were present in significant numbers throughout the various branches of the police. Some have left the country, others have been arrested but most, like so many of their male counterparts, have simply stopped working. [/restrict]