Port industry is a male-dominated branch. According to the data of TRAINFORTRADE’s (TFT) Port Performance Scorecard the global female participation rate in the ports is 18%.
The United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) number 5 focuses on gender equality and ensuring women’s participation and leadership in decision-making.
Training has proved to be a practical way in broadening women’s career opportunities in port communities.SDG 5 is one important element of TFT’s Port Management Programme. The programme advocates gender equality and women’s empowerment by encouraging women to participate in its trainings. Last year 35% of the 1760 participants of the programme were women.
Read on UNCTAD’s website a story of four women managers telling about how the Port Management Programme has opened new horizons for their careers.