On a special request from the United Nations and direction of the Government of India/Ministry of Home Affairs, a fully formed Female Police Unit (FFPU) was formed with Mahila CRPF personnel in February 2007. This was the first exclusive female team of police to be deployed in any UN peacekeeping force.
The FFPU was deployed to Liberia, a strife-torn African nation that had been ravaged by civil war for over a decade. The UN Peacekeeping Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) was tasked with helping the country to rebuild and transition to a lasting peace.
The FFPU played a vital role in supporting UNMIL's mandate. The FFPU personnel were involved in a wide range of duties, including:
The FFPU personnel were highly praised for their professionalism, dedication, and courage in performing their duties in Liberia. The FFPU's deployment in Liberia was a landmark event in the history of UN peacekeeping, and it paved the way for the deployment of more all-female police units in peacekeeping missions around the world.
The FFPU's deployment in Liberia has had a positive impact on the country. The FFPU has helped to improve security, promote human rights, and support the rule of law. The FFPU has also served as a role model for Liberian women, inspiring them to join the police force and take on leadership roles in their communities.
The FFPU's deployment in Liberia is a testament to India's commitment to international peace and security. India is one of the leading contributors to UN peacekeeping, and the FFPU's deployment in Liberia is a shining example of India's commitment to supporting women's participation in peacekeeping missions.