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.
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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.
The first female student that gets admitted to Japan’s national naval submarine academy is now a fact. Risa Takenouchi entered the academy on January 22, after Japan ended the ban on women on the its submarines.
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”.
As ILO informs, the participation of more women in leadership roles is a major field of the global fight to equality. Besides, there are still indicators ringing the bell for the global community to shed its efforts for enabling more women in core business positions.
The North P&I Club recently published a report focusing on the gender pay gap issue. Specifically, the report reminds how important is to have the right processes, values, behaviours and a supportive infrastructure in place for everyone that want to success.
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) praises 2019 as a year of action reminiscing its achievements throughout the year and highlighting the importance of preserving the 2019 World Maritime Theme supporting women in shipping and taking out the barriers towards diversity and gender equality.
Recently-released data by ILOSTAT show that male-dominated occupations have even higher wage premiums for men, which shows that progress is needed in many areas and in every region to achieve gender equality in the labour market.
On January 1, 2020, engineer Ilya Espino de Marotta became the first woman to serve as the deputy administrator of the Panama Canal. Ms. Marotta has more than 30 years of experience in the Panama Canal in positions as executive manager of resource management and project controls before the Expansion Program.
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.
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