Human Rights at Sea launches new Gender and LGBT work areas
“There are 17 sustainable development goals all based on a single, guiding principle: to leave no one behind. We will only realize this vision if we reach all people regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity.”
Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon
Human Rights at Sea is pleased to announce two new work areas covering Gender and LGBT issues as part of its drive to deliver a comprehensive and objective narrative about human rights in the maritime environment. The new work areas include introductions to the subject matter and free downloads of Gender and LGBT Briefing Notes produced by HRAS and its advisers.
CEO Human Rights at Sea, David Hammond, said “Once again the HRAS team has delivered an independent perspective for two key areas of fundamental human rights. The coverage of Gender and non-discrimination, and LGBT in the maritime environment as part of Corporate Social Responsibility, are issues that can not be ignored. The ILO and IMO among many other national and international organisations have already undertaken extensive work on the Gender topic and today HRAS adds its voice and weight behind these issues.”
Human Rights at Sea is a Registered Charity in England and Wales No.1161673 which has been established for the benefit of the international community for matters concerning explicit engagement with human rights issues in the maritime environment. Its aim is to explicitly raise awareness, implementation and accountability of human rights provisions throughout the maritime environment, especially where they are currently absent, ignored or being abused.