Zambian peacekeeper to receive 2020 UN Woman Police Officer of the Year Award

The annual United Nations Female Police Officer of the Year Award will be presented today during United Nations Police Week, taking place virtually from 2 to 6 November. Chief Inspector Doreen Malambo, Gender Adviser at the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), was awarded the honour for her work supporting vulnerable groups, such as women, girls, children, and people with disabilities. Currently, about 11,000 United Nations police, 1,300 of whom are women, are deployed in 16 United Nations peace operations to enhance international peace and security.

Chief Inspector Doreen Malambo helped establish the “Stand Up for Rights of Women and Girls” initiative that has helped to reduce and prevent sexual and gender-based crime in South Sudan.