BY MAVIS NISHIMURA PODOKOLO
WOMEN working in the maritime industry now have the Solomon Islands Women in Maritime Association (SIWIMA) as their mouthpiece in terms of advocating issues.
This is according to Captain Tim Harris, Director of Solomon Islands Maritime Safety Administration (SIMSA).
He said the establishment of this association has now created a platform for women to advocate and push for issues concerning them (women), who are engaged in the maritime industry.
“Some of the issues this established association will work towards and advocate for is the spaces where nursing mother can feed their babies in peace and comfort abroad the ships, separate convenient rooms for women seafarers on board and separate sleeping cabin,” Capt Harris said.
This association was launched last week, and will be implemented later.