Women’s Advisory Network

The mission of the PICP WAN is to support and enhance the contributions of women in policing within the Pacific region.

The primary objectives are to:

  • Advise the PICP on issues affecting women in Pacific Policing
  • Share knowledge, promote good practice and support women in policing; and
  • Advocate for domestic action to promote gender equality.

Implementing Structure

The PICP WAN was established in 2003 following recommendations made at the Australasian Council of Women in Policing (ACWAP) Conference, and comprises of all 21 PICP countries.

The WAN is underpinned by three primary governance documents:

The PICP WAN is program managed by the PICP Secretariat. The PICP Secretariat role as WAN Programme Manager is to provide sound advice and views to the PICP and assist them to maximize the contribution women bring to Policing in the Pacific Region.

PICP Executive Leader: Commissioner Mostyn Mangau
Royal Solomon Islands Police Force

Programme Manager: PICP-Secretariat D/Sgt David MacGregor

Funding: NZ Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade (MFAT) & Australian Federal Police (AFP)