Video created by Vadim Suleimanov
Women on the BOMNAF training courses benefit greatly from the opportunity to share experiences with officers from another country’s border forces whilst together learn new skills. Forming approximately 1% of the force women in the Afghan Border Police are in a very small minority and work in an often challenging physical and cultural environment. By training together, their Tajik colleagues have gained a better understanding of these challenges, and are able to offer encouragement and proof that things can improve.
Afghan and Tajik Officers collaborate in class. It is clear that they empathize with one another’s struggles and are eager to learn more about themselves.