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February 12, 2020 - Sea Shepherd Global

Sea Shepherd Partners with African Women in Maritime to Empower Female Seafarers

Sea Shepherd Partners with African Women in Maritime to Empower Female Seafarers
Sea Shepherd's Sam Simon Credit: Sea Shepherd

Sea Shepherd Global is partnering with African Women in Maritime (WIMAfrica), a non-profit organization that was started to promote work opportunities for African women in the maritime sector.

After a presentation at the Africa Blue Economy Forum in Tunisia last year on the difficulties of finding employment for African women who are seafarers, WIMAfrica President Jean Chiazor Anishere was approached by Sea Shepherd Global’s Director of Campaigns, Peter Hammarstedt who asked that resumes be sent to Sea Shepherd Global. “Many African female seafarers struggle to accrue sea-time after completing their maritime training and that sea-time is a prerequisite to career advancement. WIMAfirca works to find job placements for these women, empowering African women in maritime for sustainable shipping”, said Jean Chiazor Anishere.

Read more at Sea Shepherd Global


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