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The Papua New Guinea Women in Maritime Association (PNGWIMA) is a major, national interactive forum for Papua New Guinea women empoyed in the maritime sector to discuss and debate issues of concern to the nation's maritime industry as well as to promote solutions and opportunites to overcome challenges faced by womemn working in the wider maritime sector.

PNGWIMA was established in April, 2007 in conjunction with Pacific Women in Maritime Association (PACWIMA) during its first meeting. There were representations from Department of Transport, National Maritime Safety Authority, PNG Maritime College, Community Water Transport Project and PNG Ports Corporation LImited. PNGWIMA has been incorporated under Section 7 of the Associations Incorporation Act with PNG Investment Promotion Authority (PNG IPA) and is recognized as a legal entity that will voice for women employed in the maritime sector.

The purpose of the association is to promote awareness and opportunities for women involved in the maritime sector in PNG.

The goal of PNGWIMA will be to act as a united voice to promote awareness and assist in the following important areas:

  • Gender Equity and Social Responsibility
  • Education, Training and Career Opportunities
  • Safe Shipping/ Boating Practices
  • Protection of Marine Environment

The main objectives of PNGWIMA in consultation with other relevant organizations and assocations such as PACWIMA will be to:

  • Actively participate in negotiation, policy formulation, implementation and enforcement
  • Raise awareness of the social respoinsibilites of women and familites in the seafaring communities
  • Collaborate with National and regional training institutions and other maritime sector organizations to identify work place opportunities and sea time for women
  • Educate seafaring coastal communities primarily targeting wwomen and children
  • Encourage participation of local communities in promoting cleaner oceans
  • Establish a good relationship wwith all stakeholders who are involved in maritime sector
  • Channel information utilizing appropriate forms of media and public awareness programs
  • Undertake all other activites that the assocation deem necessary and in compliance to the charter.

Papua New Guinea Women In Maritime Association (PNGWIMA)
C/o Po Box 635
Port Moresby
National Capital District
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