Women: focus on women judges, career in nuclear and shipping industries

View of the ICJ Courtroom in The Hague. UN Photo/Frank van Beek

Lack of women judges in international tribunals "unjust"

The lack of women judges working in international courts and tribunals is unjust. That's according to Viviana Krsticevic, Executive Director of the non-profit Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL). She attended a recent event at the UN in New York. CEJIL is supporting the GQUAL or Gender Equal campaign, which tackles the under-representation of women in the justice system. Siobhán Garside asked Ms Krsticevic why gender parity in international bodies is important.

Janice Dunn Lee. Photo: Dean Calma/IAEA

Women urged to consider career in nuclear industry

Although the nuclear energy sector is growing, the number of women working in it remains low, according to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). As nuclear technology is used in medicine, agriculture and food security, for example, the UN agency is urging young women to consider careers in the field by studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics, known collectively as STEM. Janice Dunn Lee is the IAEA's first woman Deputy Director General. She's been talking to Steve Thachet about how the agency is engaging young people, especially girls, in nuclear science.

Women "an unused resource" in shipping

UN File Photo/Kibae Park

Women are what's been described as "an unused resource" in the shipping industry, a resource which should be tapped if the industry is to expand. That's according to Lee Adamson, from the International Maritime Organization (IMO). The UN agency says that only 2 per cent of the world's seafarers are currently women. It's an issue which is under the spotlight during World Maritime Day, celebrated annually on 24 September. Siobhán Garside has been speaking to Mr Adamson.

Presenter: Daniel Dickinson
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