Rewriting Women into Maritime History

Key Events

Key Events in 2024: 

  • Women's History Month - 03

    March 2023 

    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.”

  • Word Engineering Day - 04/03

    4th March 2023

    The World Engineering Day for Sustainable Development was proclaimed by UNESCO at its 40th General Conference in 2019. It is celebrated worldwide on 4th March of each year since 2020 as a UNESCO international day of celebration of engineers and engineering.

  • International Women's Day - 08/03

    8th March 2024


    International Women's Day 2024 campaign theme: #InspireInclusion

    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.

  • International Women in Maritime Day - 18/05

    18th May 2024


    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

  • International Women in Engineering Day - 23/06

    23rd June 2024


    Brought to you by Women’s Engineering Society (WES), International Women in Engineering Day (INWED) will celebrate its 11th year in 2024. 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.

  • International Day of the Seafarer - 25/06

    25th June 2024


    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.

  • World Maritime Day 28/09

    28 September 2024


    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:

    • Seafarers: at the core of shipping’s future
    • Sustainable shipping for a sustainable planet
    • Empowering Women in the maritime community
    • Our Heritage: better shipping for a better future