by Ewa Kochańska
Statistics from western countries, and recently also globally, highlight that female students regularly outnumber their male counterparts in higher education institutions.
Women are progressively making their way into industries previously viewed as 'male-only,' taking over positions that men are increasingly not qualified to fulfil.
However, despite growing opportunities for females in the maritime industry, the sector still has one of the least gender-diverse workforces in the world.
The second instalment of the Gender Diversity Booklet. Heading towards an inclusive work culture - prepared by Anglo-Eastern Maritime Training Centre in cooperation with Women's International Shipping & Trading Association, the International Seafarers' Welfare and Assistance Network, and the International Chamber of Shipping - dives into the reasons why women still struggle to establish themselves on the seas.
The findings are based on data gathered via an online survey of active female seafarers who gave their opinions on attitudes, discrimination, and harassment in the maritime industry.Download PDF