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A Case Study on Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment Policies Developed by the World Maritime University for the Maritime Transport Sector
1 World Maritime University, Malmö, Sweden
ABSTRACT: The promotion of gender equality and women's empowerment has been a goal of the United Nations Organization and its specialized agencies, within each one?s particular scope of competencies. The World Maritime University (WMU), a postgraduate maritime university founded by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), has put in place its own policies to promote the participation of women in the maritime transport sector. The main idea behind this case study analysis is to look at how WMU's policies on gender equality and women's empowerment have evolved over time; their impact on student and employee body, curriculum, conferences and seminars; and propose areas for improvement. This research is aimed at gaining a deeper understanding of an ongoing process by exploring enrolment and hiring statistics, documents and related articles over a period of 34 years (from 1983 to 2017).
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Citation note:
Romero Lares M.C.: A Case Study on Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment Policies Developed by the World Maritime University for the Maritime Transport Sector. TransNav, the International Journal on Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation, Vol. 11, No. 4, doi:10.12716/1001.11.04.02, pp. 583-587, 2017

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