A Golden Thread of Worldwide Maritime Communication
The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) has selected ‘Empowering Women in the Maritime Community’ as the World Maritime Day them for 2019.
But it’s not just for a day.
This will raise awareness of the importance of gender equality and highlight the important contribution of women all over the world in the maritime sector.
The IMO is making a concerted effort to move the industry forward. In 1988, maritime training institutes opened their doors to female students. Indeed, one of the SisterShip team was a trainee and with sea-time and commercial qualifications she was offered a teaching role and spent several years teaching professional level maritime courses.
“IMO has supported the creation seven regional associations for women in the maritime sector across Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Latin America, the Middle East and the Pacific Islands. Access to these regional networks have provided members with a platform to discuss gender issues; a golden thread of worldwide maritime communication.”
IMO – the International Maritime Organization – is the United Nations specialized agency with responsibility for the safety and security of shipping and the prevention of marine pollution by ships.