15-10-2018

Women in the maritime industry


The maritime industry has historically been the dominated by men, as women are less likely to be represented in this field. According to the International Transport Workers’ Federation, women in the maritime industry make up only 2% of work force. At the same time, global research reveals that gender equality is essential for business efficiency throughout the field.

 

For the purpose of promoting women's interests and gender diversity in the maritime industry, a training course focusing on the elimination of discrimination for promoting gender diversity for companies engaged in maritime industry was held at the Hilton in Batumi on October 11. This event was the result of a MOU pledging to support and assist women in Georgia to obtain employment opportunities in the maritime industry signed by UN Women Georgia, WISTA Georgia and MTA Georgia.

 

With the assistance of the Ombudsman of Georgia’s trainers, the issue of discrimination in labor relations was discussed. Special attention was paid to discrimination concerning gender roles in the workplace. Harassment issues were also raised.

 

Representative from Kulevi Oil Terminal attended the event in order to increase the company’s awareness of this highly important issue, as providing equal opportunities to all our employees is one of the priorities of our company’s HR Policy. 

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