Today we celebrate the “International Day for Women in Maritime”. In a press release the Italian port association, Assoporti, points out the importance of an event that aims to promote the visibility and involvement of women in the port sector.
It also stresses that the initiative supports efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG No. 5) and that it is a perfect time for the Association to remember the first objective which was achieved in October 2021 when all the Port Network Authorities signed the Gender Equality Pact.
“Today is the day ” says the association’s president, Rodolfo Giampieri, “when it is essential to remember that the gender gap still exists and we need to talk about it. At the end of the month we, at Assoporti, will have a new meeting with the group to define the platform dedicated to women working in ports. This platform will enable data and good practices to be shared in real time.”
According to the data available today, women represent only 1.2 percent of the global seafarer workforce. As far as ports are concerned, Assoporti has initiated analytical work with the publication of some data in the Infographics report produced with SR. You can access it at the following link: https://www.assoporti.it/media/10333/port-infographics.pdf
Translation by Giles Foster