All-female Indian Formed Police Unit hailed as ‘role models’ as they depart UN mission in Liberia

The first all-female police unit in the history of UN peacekeeping, which had been drawn from the Central Reserve Police Force and deployed with UNMIL in Liberia, completed its mission in 2016. The Indian Formed Police Unit (FPU) successfully maintained the peace and security situation in the country, while at the same time inspiring women to increase their participation in operations that protect the nation. The force withdrew after serving nine-years in Liberia.

The force also contributed to the community, by providing training in first aid, self-defense, raising awareness about HIV/AIDS, and even teaching Indian dance and music to some of the communities with which it interacted.