IMO’s first International Day for Women in Maritime

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On May 18th, the world celebrated the first International Day for Women in Maritime intended to provide a platform to highlight and celebrate the achievements of women in maritime and identify areas of improvement for gender balance.   An IMO Symposium (virtual) on “Training-Visibility-Recognition: Supporting a barrier-free working environment for Women in Maritime” heard from nine panelists – seven women and two male allies. They addressed: what type of training supports a barrier-free working environment for women in maritime; how to enhance visibility for women in the workplace/environment; and recognition in the work environment of women’s contributions to maritime. Watch the symposium here.

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