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Special Edition Women’s rights – International Port City News

March 11, 2021

 
Special Edition Women's rights - International Port City News
 

“Women and Children first” is a well-known code of conduct for life-threatening situations, such as abandoning a ship. On International Women’s Day, I wonder, how much this adage is true in the maritime and port city world.

 
Read the opinion by Carola HEIN
 
 

Weekly Features

 
New plans for gender equality in Spanish port cities
 
Human capital
 
New plans for gender equality in Spanish port cities

The ports of Sevilla, Barcelona and Huelva (Spain) are working on their gender equality plans. In the case of Sevilla, the port has just created the negotiation committee, including eight female workers of the port authority. The committee will discuss the key topics to be included in the document, such as access to employment, career development and training, working time and flexibility to promote work-life balance, among other issues. In Barcelona, the new commission with 10 members will discuss the Equality Plan 2022-2025. The members will receive a course on gender equality and will carry out a quantitative and qualitative diagnosis of the situation of women in the port authority. The analysis will be complemented by an audit of the remuneration system. In Huelva, the second edition of the gender equality plan is already in place. The plan is based on 10 strategic axes referring to selection and recruitment processes, professional classification, training, career advancement, remuneration policy, working conditions, shared responsibility for the fulfilment of personal, work and family life rights, under-representation of women, prevention of and action against harassment and non-discriminatory use of language. Additionally, Puertos del Estado also launched their new Gender equality plan, demonstrating that the Spanish port sector is taking issue seriously.

 
Lien   El Estrecho Digital – Puerto de Sevilla
Lien   Port of Barcelona – Press Release (PDF)
Lien   Port of Huelva
Lien   MITMA – Puertos del Estado (PDF)
IMO and WISTA Int. launch first survey about women in the Maritime fields
 
Human capital
 
IMO and WISTA Int. launch first survey about women in the Maritime fields

The newly launched survey will allow a more accurate picture of the diversity and gender equality in the fields, and the role than women play in the industry. The new data will be the foundation for future programmes and policies aimed at increasing the participation of women in maritime sector. IMO and WISTA International have been cooperating on the topic since they signed a MoU in 2020. The deadline to participate in the survey is 30th of June of 2021.

 
Lien   IMO Survey
New ISO guidance document for Women’s entrepreneurship
 
Human capital
 
New ISO guidance document for Women’s entrepreneurship

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has launched a new document on International Women’s Day providing key definition and general criteria for female-owned or -led businesses. The new International Workshop Agreement (IWA) 34 helps to facilitate current and future initiatives aimed at furthering women’s economic empowerment, and it can be used, in programmes or collecting comparable data on women’s entrepreneurship. ISO has also explored the issue of gender equality in other standards, such as the ISO 26000, Guidance on social responsibility.

 
Lien   ISO – Celebrating International Women’s Day
Lien   ISO – IWA 34:2021
Lien   ISO – 26000
 

AIVP News

 
International Women’s Day: what do our experts think?
 
Human capital
 
International Women’s Day: what do our experts think?

On the occasion of International Women’s Rights Day, celebrated on 8 March, AIVP asked the women in its network of experts to give their views in a short sentence to be shared on social networks. Here is what they said.

 
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Celebrating the past to better build the future
 
Culture and identity
 
Celebrating the past to better build the future

The Port of Montreal has developed several projects in the last years to bring the port closer to the citizens. In this article, Ms. Sylvie Vachon, President and CEO of the Port of Montreal, reflects on the importance of port city culture and heritage, explains the new initiatives and the impact they had in the port-city relationship.

 
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Dakar, a forward-looking port city that faces the legacy of the colonial era
Dakar, a forward-looking port city that faces the legacy of the colonial era

Dakar is the largest city in Senegal, and its main port. Nearly 90% of Senegal’s foreign trade passes through it, and it is also part of a Sahelian logistics corridor that runs all the way to Mali. Today, it is through its diversity that Dakar manages to maintain an exceptional cultural dynamic, and in order to discuss this subject, the AiVP wished to interview the Mayor, Soham El Wardini.

 
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Dunkirk’s new Port Center set to bring the public and port closer together
 
Culture and identity
 
Dunkirk’s new Port Center set to bring the public and port closer together

After almost two years in preparation, the Dunkirk Port Center opened its doors in July 2020, becoming an invaluable new resource for promoting dialogue between the public, the city, and the port. In this interview, we find out more about the reasons behind the project and what visitors can expect in the months ahead.

 
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Mexico : Senate wants ports to pay for urban development
 
Governance
 
Mexico : Senate wants ports to pay for urban development

Mexico : Senate wants ports to pay for urban development. AIVP invited senator Gabriela Benavides, main sponsor of the law, to write an article explaining this initiative and help us understand how it functions, and the possible consequences.

 
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Guadeloupe Port Caraïbes: putting climate change at the heart of the port’s activity
 
Climate change
 
Guadeloupe Port Caraïbes: putting climate change at the heart of the port’s activity

Guadeloupe Port Caraïbes recently ratified the AIVP Agenda 2030. Interview with Marie-Luce PENCHARD, President of the Supervisory Board, Guadeloupe Port Caraïbes (GPMG).

 
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