How can business support women amid COVID-19?

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?

UN report: Progress on gender equality remains slow

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.

WMU, Canada join forces on gender equality in ocean science

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’.

Enhancing diversity awareness: Key issues on the agenda

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.