Women want change

MAKING a difference in the maritime sector is a goal of the Women in Maritime Association Fiji hopes to achieve in the long run.

For the past two months, Fiji WIMA has been hosted by the Fiji Ports Corporation Ltd, which the association says is truly encouraging.

Last week the Fiji WIMA executive committee met with Ore O Toua, the Pacific Community’s (SPC) maritime training adviser.

Ms Toua shared her experience working with Papua New Guinea WIMA since its formation in 2007. She said they had an observer, Dr Ju Young Yoo who was from Korea, and had with a logistics background.

Association president Patricia Ho said the meeting was hailed a success as Fiji WIMA was made aware of the challenges they were likely to face. She said that would enable Fiji WIMA to organise activities to achieve its goals and make a recognisable difference in the maritime sector.

The association was also part of the World Maritime Day celebrations held in Suva last Friday.

Membership fees to Fiji WIMA are $5 for students, $10 for women already working in the maritime industry and $100 for associate members.

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