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Women at the helm
16 Jul 2013 -  Shipping has historically been a male-dominated industry and that tradition runs long and deep. However, through its global programme on the Integration of Women in the Maritime Sector, IMO is making a concerted effort to help the industry move on from that tradition and to help women achieve a representation within it that is more in keeping with twenty-first century expectations. The IMO programme is in line with the goals outlined under the United Nations Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 3 "Promote gender equality and empower women”. A new IMO film, Women at the helm, shows how the work of IMO, and others, is beginning to promote change for the better for women in shipping, and highlights first-hand experiences from some of those who have already succeeded. The film held its official launch during the regional conference in the Republic of Korea, held from 16 to 19 April 2013, on the development of a global strategy for women seafarers. Produced by: Karine Langlois, International Maritime Organization