The COVID-19 outbreak has brought several disruptions to global business, most of which are yet to be seen and most of which are expected to hit women disproportionately hard, for several reasons that we explore below. So what is the business’ role in supporting women amid an unprecedented crisis for the global economy?
The UN issued a report examining how far the world has really come in terms of gender equality and women empowerment, since the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, 25 years ago. The report finds faltering progress and highlights a lack of effective action to boost women’s representation in key decision-making.
In efforts to achieve gender equality on a global scale, the United Nations issued a report, revealing that according to 2019’s data, fewer companies had been setting goals and targets to achieve equality, while even more companies have been reporting progress.
In honor of December 10 marking the Human Rights Day, United Nations Women published an infographic presenting the women’s place, their abilities and the future awaiting.
During the World Oceans Day event, UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, highlighted the importance of a healthy and sustainable marine environment, while also he discussed that gender equality plays an important role in attempts of restoring and protecting the planet’s ocean.
On the sidelines of the Empowering Women in the Maritime Community Conference in early April, the World Maritime University (WMU) and the Government of Canada jointly announced a major research project on the theme ‘Empowering Women for the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development’.
Increased diversity awareness and empowerment of women in the maritime world is gaining ground lately with relevant events being held and interesting issues toping their agendas. On top of that, the theme of World Maritime Day 2019 is dedicated to empowering women in the maritime community.
Women in the maritime industry
Beirut port closed06/08/2020
Container casualty causes in the spotlight06/08/2020
Australia risks clogged ports with over-contract seafarers stopping two ships06/08/2020
Benin to allow foreign Armed Security Teams on board ships06/08/2020
Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships initiative launched06/08/2020
Oman bans open loop scrubbers06/08/2020
Simulator training moves to the cloud to continue seafarers training06/08/2020
- Maritime Health
Update 06 August: Live map depicts spread of coronavirus06/08/2020
More actions needed to control slips, trips and falls onboard05/08/2020
- Women in shipping
Career Paths: Karine Langlois, IMO05/08/2020