About Us

Background

IMO supported the establishment of the Pacific Women in Maritime Association (PACWIMA) and the IMO Regional Presence for East Asia advocated the establishment of "Women in Maritime" in the Philippines.

WIMA in the Philippines

In response to the call of the IMO, a core group of women belonging to different sectors of the maritime industry, organized "Women in Maritime, Philippines Association" or WIMAPHIL, on July 7, 2007.

The induction of WIMAPHIL Officers was held on July 31, 2007, with MS. Nileema Noble, UN Resident Coordinator for the Philippines as the inducting officer.

WIMAPHIL Today

Today, WIMAPHIL has grown to become a dynamic organization composed of four main Chapters from the following regions: NCR, Central & Eastern Visayas, Western Visayas and Northern Mindanao.

Each chapter is responsible for numerous projects and initiatives that promote and put in motion WIMAPHIL's key advocacies: Gender Equity, HIV/AIDS Prevetion and Environment Protection. These projects include the She To Sea, WIMA On Watch, Mangrove Planting and Rehabilitiation among others.

Press Release

WIMA @ 10 - WIMAke Change Happen

Women in Maritime Philippines (WIMAPHIL) is celebrating its 10th Year Anniversary on July 7, 2017.

The theme for this momentous achievement is "WIMA @ 10 - WIMAke Change Happen"...

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WIMAPHIL Promotes Passenger Safety Awareness with WOW ang Biyahe

Women in Maritime Philippines (WIMAPHIL), in partnership with the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) and the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA), strengthened its campaign to promote passenger safety in domestic ferries across the country via the "WOW ang Biyahe" posters under its WIMA on WATCH or WOW program...

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WIMAPHIL and MARINA Advocates for Domestic Ferry Safety at WIMA Asia Regional Conference

As part of the celebrations of World Maritime Day, under the theme Maritime Education and Training, the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) and the Women in Maritime Philippines Association (WIMAPHIL), in collaboration with IMO and the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries of the Republic of Korea, presented a regional conference encouraging women to advocate for domestic ferry safety...

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FAME and WIMAPHIL Forge Partnership to Promote Maritime Careers for Women

The Filipino Association for Mariners' Employment, Inc. (FAME) and Women in Maritime Philippines Association (WIMAPHIL) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on April 15, 2016 confirming their strategic alliance and tactical partnership to promote the greater integration of women in the seafaring profession...

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IMO Sec-Gen Kitack Lim Administers WIMAPHIL Oath Taking

Women in Maritime Philippines (WIMAPHIL) held an oath taking ceremony for its Board of Trustees last June 24, 2016 as administered by visiting International Maritime Organization (IMO) Secretary General Kitack Lim...

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WIMAPHIL Presents the Block Screening of Disney's "Alice Through the Looking Glass"

The Filipino Association for Mariners' Employment, Inc. (FAME) and Women in Maritime Philippines Association (WIMAPHIL) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on April 15, 2016 confirming their strategic alliance and tactical partnership to promote the greater integration of women in the seafaring profession...

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Advocacy

WIMAPHIL advocates maritime security, gender equity in the maritime workplace, the protection of the marine environment, the end of illegal trafficking of women and the prevention of HIV/AIDS.

Gender Equity

"Gender equity is the process of being fair to women and men." (UNFPA)

"Women and men should not only be given equal access to resources and equal opportunities, but they should also be given the means of benefiting from this equality...Gender equity implies fairness in the way women and men are treated."

HIV / AIDS Prevention

HIV continues to be a major global public health issue, having claimed more than 35 million lives so far - November 2016 HIV/AIDS Fact Sheet, World Health Organization (WHO).

WIMAPHIL recognizes this concern and one of its thrusts is to educate seafarers about this global epidemic, disseminating the facts and creating awareness on what HIV / AIDS is and how to prevent it from spreading within and beyond the confines of the maritime industry.

Environment Protection

"Today, however, the pressure is mounting for every potential polluter, every user of energy and every contributor to environmental degradation, climate change or biodiversity loss to both clean up their act and adopt greener practices." - IMO and the Environment 2011

As the organization that strongly advocates the protection of the Marine Environment, WIMAPHIL very much shares this view with the IMO. Everyday, our environment is challenged by various threats and it is our duty to find ways to stave off these threats. WIMAPHIL creates opportunities to learn about the environment and how to care for it through its various environmental protetion programs.

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Women In Maritime Philippines

First Maritime Place
7458 Bagtikan Street
San Antonio Village, Makati City
Philippines