IPA Brazil support III Brazilian Congress on Women in Police

22 Oct 2021

On 27th and 28th August 2021, the ‘III Brazilian Congress on Women in the Police’ was held at the Hotel Nord Luxxor, located on Tambaú beach in the city of João Pessoa, in the state of Paraíba/Brazil.

The congress was promoted with the support of the IPA in Brazil, by the Movement of Women Police Officers of Brazil – MMUP, and brought together female police officers from the public security forces throughout Brazil.

During the event, the role of female police officers in the segment of national public security was discussed, as well as the difficulties female police officers face as professionals.


In addition, the congress aimed at implementing new policies to confront the issues of Brazilian policewomen, which led to a draft letter for the improvement of the working conditions of policewomen.

We recall that IPA Brazil was the author of a bill on the special retirement of female police officers in Brazil, which is now a specific law that also came to cement the special retirement of male police officers.

The president of the Movement of Women Police Officers of Brazil – MMUP, the police officer Eline Teixeira Lemos, IPA member and part of the National Executive of the IPA in Brazil stated:

“The Congress that sought to value female police officers in national public security achieved its goal.

It was very good to see several speakers presenting themes related to professional activities, nuances and barriers of women's performance in public security, in addition to the exchange of experiences between the participants, which resulted in an important draft letter that we are sure will materially improve conditions of women police officers in Brazil”.


Joel Zarpellon Mazo, President IPA Brazil