Jericho is situated near the Jordan River almost 300 metres below sea level. It is the lowest and oldest inhabited place on earth, with temperatures soaring up to 50 degrees in the summer.

Based here is the President’s Palestinian Academy of Security Sciences, which is the first education institution in Palestine specialising in security services. Inaugurated in 2007, it has accepted both men and women from the beginning.

In Niveen’s year of training there were 16 woman out of a total of 170 students, but the number of women is, year on year, steadily growing.

Watch this film as it explores the factors which influence Niveen’s decisions and the choices she makes.