Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) is on a drive to actively involve women as far as safety and security at football events across the world is concerned.
The FIFA Security Division is providing support and expert advice in security-related matters to host countries, local security agencies, Local Organizing Committees and FIFA’s Member Associations.
FIFA’s latest endeavor in this field is an ongoing process involving all its member associations that looks to enlarge the pool of trained FIFA security officers by identifying, recruiting and deploying female security professionals.
Ralf Mutschke, FIFA Director Security elucidates;
In order to keep our pool of security experts who can officiate during FIFA events as FIFA security officers, the identification of new security officers, both female and male, is amongst our top priorities. As we are currently lacking particularly female FIFA security officers we launched this initiative, involving all our member associations
“In the last few years there has been a transition in security for women”, says Deborah Doe, one of the few women who act as a FIFA Security Officer in international events.
“It is now important to raise awareness within the Member Associations that there’s a need to address a gender balance in this field.”
FIFA is set to hold an elective assembly on 25th February 2016 in Zurich, Switzerland.