Pacific Women In Maritime Association


UN Sustainable Development GoalSDG 5

Our Vision

To be the leading network for women empowerment and advancement in the Pacific maritime sector

Our Mision

Urge governments to provide the policy, legislative and administrative frameworks required to empower women as stakeholders in the maritime sector and to facilitate their full participation as resources to the maritime sector

Key Focus

Request development partners, international & regional organizations to work with PacWIMA in developing collaborative programs to enhance the training opportunities for women in the maritime sector & allow for career progression

The Future

Advocate for the development and provision of maritime transport services which are energy efficient to remote communities and serve the women who are engaged in Small-Medium Enterprises

Focus for 2022

Key Goals

Undertake to work with government entities, development partners, international and regional organizations to identify and collect relevant data and statistics on women employed across the different areas of the maritime sector.


IMO Secretary-General video message on this year’s World Maritime Day Celebrations theme ‘New technologies for greener shipping’, was pleased to announce this year’s theme to coincide with the first celebration of the International Day for Women in Maritime on 18th May and to mark this joint landmark that will generate opportunities for discussion on women in decision making and on skills development in the maritime industry which will support the just and equitable transition of decarbonization of international shipping, and the key role for women in leading change, particularly in the production and uptake of low-carbon marine fuels and ship-board technologies.

IMO’s pledge – SDG5 in the maritime sector

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