The Women Police Network (WPN) was established in July 2012 as an initiative of the Gender Responsive Policing Project in cooperation with the National Police Bureau. Today the Women Police Network is managed by the National Police Bureau with representation from ten police organizations of Pakistan aiming to empower women police ensuring enhanced policing services for women seeking police assistance. WPN provides networking and learning opportunities to women police encouraging their active role in mainstream policing facilitating gender sensitive policing practices, especially for gender based crimes. The Women Police Network operates through a Board of Directors at the national level and Women Police Councils at the level of police organizations.
The network materialized from the results of Gender Audit of police that emphasized the need of enhanced positioning and role of women in police to ensure better access of police services to women in distress. The network is tasked to support the implementation process of the Gender Strategy of police that can ensure a gender balance in police with improved status of women police and better access of women victims to gender just services. It focuses on police reforms aiming to create gender-balanced policing services across the country, transforming police into an inclusive institution promoting gender-responsive policing practices in Pakistan.