The National Women’s History Alliance, which spearheaded the movement for March being declared National Women’s History Month, has announced the women’s history theme for 2023, “Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories.”
International Women's Day 2023 campaign theme: #EmbraceEquity
International Women's Day is celebrated annually on March 8, yet the global campaign theme continues all year long to encourage action. It has been around since 1911, so anyone anywhere can play a part in helping forge women's equality. The day is supported by organizations, groups, governments and individuals worldwide committed to a more gender equal world. The International Women's Day website is the go-to hub for everything IWD and provides detailed information, guidance and resources. Find out more.
The IMO International Day for Women in Maritime is observed on 18 May every year.
The day celebrates women in the industry and is intended to promote the recruitment, retention and sustained employment of women in the maritime sector, raise the profile of women in maritime, strengthen IMO's commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 5 (gender equality) and support work to address the current gender imbalance in maritime.
IMO Member States, the maritime industry, and all others in the maritime endeavour are invited to promote and celebrate the International Day for Women in Maritime in an appropriate and meaningful manner. Find out more
Brought to you by Women’s Engineering Society (WES), International Women in Engineering Day (INWED) will celebrate its 10th year in 2023. Figures as of June 2021 show that 16.5% of engineers are women. INWED gives women engineers around the world a profile when they are still hugely under-represented in their professions. As the only platform of its kind, it plays a vital role in encouraging more young women and girls to take up engineering careers. Find out more.
The Day of the Seafarer (25 June) was established in a resolution adopted by the 2010 Diplomatic Conference in Manila to adopt the revised STCW Convention. Its stated purpose is to recognize the unique contribution made by seafarers from all over the world to international seaborne trade, the world economy and civil society as a whole. Find out more.
London International Shipping Week (LISW) is one of the most important international shipping and maritime events in the world. Having grown consistently – and rapidly – since its conception in September 2013, LISW is set to become an even bigger event in 2023, when the shipping world is able to meet again in person and in earnest. Find out more.
Established by the United Nations in 1978, World Maritime Day raises awareness about the importance of the shipping industry and the vital contribution it makes to places all over the globe.
Each year World Maritime Day has its own theme to encourage and motivate those within the shipping industry, as well as offering opportunities to tell others about it. Past themes have included:
World Maritime Day 2023 - this year's theme is MARPOL at 50 - our commitment goes on, reflecting the International Maritime Organization's (IMO) long history of protecting the environment from the impact of shipping via a robust regulatory framework and emphasizing its ongoing commitment to this important work. The theme spotlights the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL), which covers prevention of pollution of the marine environment by ships from operational or accidental causes.
Find out more: World Maritime Day | United Nations
Also you can see our video about MARPOL here: Marpol | Learn & Explore | Heritage & Education Centre (lrfoundation.org.uk)
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