Women at the Helm is a short film which shows how the work of IMO, and others, is beginning to promote change for the better for women in shipping, and highlights first-hand experiences from some of those who have already succeeded.
IMO, through its global programme on the Integration of Women in the Maritime Sector, is making a concerted effort to help the industry move on from that tradition and to help women achieve a representation within it that is more in keeping with twenty-first century expectations.
Watch the video “Women at the Helm” below:
About IMO’s Programme on the Integration of Women in the Maritime Sector (IWMS)
IMO’s programme for the integration of women in the maritime sector has a primary objective to encourage IMO Member States to open the doors of their maritime institutes to enable women to train alongside men and so acquire the high level of competence that the maritime industry demands.
Regional harmonization has been a second key priority under IMO’s programme, resulting in the establishment, through IMO support, of 6 regional associations for women in the maritime sector covering the following regions: Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Pacific Islands.
IMO continues to support the participation of women in both shore based and sea going posts, in line with the goals outlined under the United Nations Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 3 “Promote gender equality and empower women”, under the slogan: Training- Visibility – Recognition.
References : IMO