IMO Secretary-General Advocates For Women’s Empowerment

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  • This year, the crucial role of women in ensuring maritime safety will be celebrated worldwide on the International Day for Women in Maritime (IDWIM).
  • Observed globally on 18 May, IDWIM aims to promote the recruitment, retention and empowerment of women in the sector and a barrier-free work environment.

IMO Secretary-General, Arsenio Dominguez, has released a video message on the occasion of International Day for Women in Maritime 2024, reports Safety4sea.

Safe Horizons: Women Shaping the Future of Maritime Safety

Under this year’s theme “Safe Horizons: Women Shaping the Future of Maritime Safety“, IMO is celebrating the Day (18 May) with several events and actions. The day celebrates women in the industry and is intended to promote the recruitment, retention and sustained employment of women in the maritime sector, raise the profile of women in maritime, strengthen IMO’s commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 5 (gender equality) and support work to address the current gender imbalance in maritime. The actions planned for this year include:

  • Social media – Onshore or offshore, IMO invites you to share your pictures of maritime safety through a woman’s lens! IMO invites women in maritime and everyone in the maritime industry to celebrate the day on social media using the hashtag #WomenInMaritimeDay. Tagging IMO on X formerly Twitter; LinkedIn; Instagram; and Facebook allows them to view and reshare some of the posts.
  • Symposium – A symposium will take place on 17 May 2024 under the same theme “Safe Horizons: Women Shaping the Future of Maritime Safety”. The symposium will see keynote speakers; panel sessions and the Presentation of the 2024 IMO Gender Equality Award.

As explained by Dominguez, this year, the theme is “Safe Horizons: Women Shaping the Future of Maritime Safety,” highlighting the indispensable role women play in enhancing safety measures.

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Source: Safety4sea

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