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Document ID (ISN)104485
CIS number 05-568
ISBN(s) 92-2-113491-1
Year 2003
Convention or series no.
Title Women Seafarers. Global employment policies and practices
Bibliographic information ILO Publications, International Labour Office, 1211 Genève 22, Switzerland, 2003. xvi, 128p. Bibl.ref. Price: CHF 25.00.
Internet access [in English]
Abstract This book addresses issues surrounding the working conditions and welfare of contemporary women seafarers from both developed and developing countries. Based on research commissioned by the ILO, it considers women's participation levels in the industry and examines policies concerning their recruitment, training, maternity and employment rights and other aspects of work and life at sea. It also offers first-hand accounts from women seafarers describing how they have dealt with discrimination, sexual harassment and other difficulties. The practices and policies of national and international regulatory agencies, employers, trade unions and maritime education and training institutions are examined and the report concludes with a series of recommendations.
Descriptors (primary) ILO; conditions of work; terms of employment; women; sea transport
Descriptors (secondary) role of employers' organizations; IMO; glossary; questionnaire survey; role of workers' organizations; vocational training
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceILO
Subject(s) Transport and communications
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Water transportation