The Government of India focuses on the importance of women seafarers, highlighting that for the time being there are few Indian women on ships, and calling for additional women participation in the industry by launching guidelines.
AP-Moller Maersk, Maersk Tankers, DFDS Group, Norden and Torm are the five companies announced to join Denmark’s new “Charter for more women in shipping” initiative, in favor of attracting more women in the shipping industry.
Denmark launched a new initiative in boosting women’s presence in the Danish maritime sector and supporting diversity, as Danish Shipping, reported that the first 14 companies will sign a charter that obliges them to actively focus on gender equality, called “Charter for more women in shipping”.
Bloomberg recently informed that 325 companies across 42 countries and regions are involved in the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI) for 2020. Among those companies, is also the international container company, A.P. Moller – Maersk.
Royal Navy and Royal Marines around UK celebrated the 20 years anniversary since the lifting of the ban on LGBT men and women serving in the armed forces. Naval bases and Royal Marines units, flied rainbow flags from their main base, while sailors attended a House of Commons reception and Portsmouth’s Naval Base headquarters lit up in colors to mark the anniversary.
The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) published a report providing guidelines to the shipping industry of how to tackle age discrimination onboard, highlighting that in many jurisdictions age discrimination is unlawful and can create problems.
South Africa’s shipping sector took another step towards gender diversity in the industry, supporting women involvement, as the country dispatched an all-women cadet and training officers’ team on a three-month journey to Antarctica, playing a crucial role in women’s training and education.
Year 2019 was full of events, from discussions on accelerating efforts to protect the environment, the importance of seafarers’ wellness, to gender equality and the women’s role in the shipping sector. Thus, the timeline below, presents how the shipping sector involved this year.
The World Economic Forum issued a report focusing on gender equality and the importance of parity in the economic and societal sectors, further examining gender gap prospects in the professions of the future. Yet, the report reveals that “gender parity will not be attained for 99.5 years”, an issue which is apparent in many sectors, such as shipping, which still remains a male-dominant industry.
During its 31st session, November 25 to December 4, the IMO adopted a resolution on “Preserving the Legacy of the World Maritime Theme for 2019 and achieving a Barrier-Free Working Environment for Women in the Maritime Sector”.
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