Women seafarers: Global employment policies and practices

Based on a programme of interviews with maritime regulators, lecturers and principals of maritime academies, ship managers and ship owners, trade union officers from 45 organizations and 56 women seafarers in 13 countries in Europe, Asia and Latin America and on a survey of relevant institutions and individuals across the world from 79 organizations and 34 countries, including 371 women sailing aboard 14 cruise ships. Identifies the main issues surrounding the recruitment and retention of women seafarers, examines the practices and policies of employers, trade unions, maritime training and education colleges and national and international regulatory agencies, provides some detail of women seafarers' experiences and recommends measures that may further help the integration of women into shipboard communities.