International Women’s Day 2021 – #ChooseToChallenge
08 Mar 2021
Women at sea can face gender-based violence, the gender-pay gap, challenges in career advancement and sexism.
People who identify as LGBTQ+ often face double discrimination. Firstly, they may face stigma from their crewmates, and secondly, depending on the flag state of the vessel, they may be committing a crime by simply being gay at sea.
We highlight the problem and bring public attention to the prevalence and impact of inequality at sea.
We provide information and guidance for victims of discrimination and violence on how to obtain justice.
We engage with the maritime sector to understand what they are currently doing to eradicate violence against women from their locations, and we will work with them to improve their standards and practices.
We highlight companies and individuals who do not protect individuals equally or adequately.
We lobby for legislation similar to the USA Cruise Passenger Protection Act of 2013 to be implemented internationally.