US Marine Corps integrates female and male training battalions for first time

On 5 January 2019, a platoon of 50 women was integrated for the first time into one of the all-male training groups, setting a milestone in the history of US Marine Corps. Women, training aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, still performed most exercises apart from the men, but they joined together for larger training missions. 

Enhancing women’s role in the fishing industry

Despite the fact that fishing is one of the world’s most dangerous professions, many people depend on this industry for their livelihoods, and especially women who often face difficult conditions. For this reason, IMO focused on providing equal opportunities for the women in the sector, during the first International Conference of Women in Fisheries.

New training course to help women in maritime industry

Maritime subjects are set to be included on a new Leadership in the Public Sector course being developed by the training arm of the UN system, the United Nations Institute for Training and Research. This was decided during a UNITAR meeting at IMO Headquarters, London, where a task force, including IMO, was created to develop the course.

First Emirati women graduate as masters in Abu Dhabi

The first three Emirati women graduated as captains of 24-Meters vessels from the Maritime Training Centre at Abu Dhabi Ports, the operator and manager of commercial and community ports within the emirate of Abu Dhabi.

New agreement aims to promote women’s maritime education

In June 7, Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association signed a MoU with the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, in London. The two organisations will offer five scholarships annually, over the next 10 years, to individuals nominated by WISTA International. The scholarship will cover the Foundation Diploma programme at The Institute.


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