Specifically, in 2019:

  • 13 women from Africa were trained in search and rescue operations;
  • IMO delegated created a network to improve gender equality;
  • The organization created and shared 25 online profiles of successful women in the maritime industry;
  • 1 place sponsored on an all-women expedition to study ocean microplastics;
  • IMO published its third film “Turning the Tide” in favour of women;
  • WISTA and IMO launched a study to establish the number of women employed across several maritime sectors;
  • 15 million people reached in Day of the Seafarer campaign to raise gender awareness at sea;
  • 735,000 US dollars spent on women in Maritime Program in 2019
  • Awareness raising events took place around the world

Also, at the 120th session of its Council meeting in London, IMO selected the "Empowering Women in the Maritime Community" as the World Maritime Day theme for 2019, in an effort to raise awareness of the importance of gender equality, in line with the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

So far, the IMO has established 7 regional Women in Maritime Associations, covering 152 countries and territories.

Also, the Organization has seen 1,000 female graduates from IMO’s World Maritime University since 1983, while 1,000s of women have received maritime training through IMO sponsorship and fellowships.

2019 was marked by some major achievements for #WomenInMaritime as illustrated here in our new infographic. Let's keep the momentum going and make 2020 another year of milestones for gender equality. #SDG5