2016 Photo Contest on Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women in Aviation Winner Announcement
The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), in partnership with International Aviation Women’s Association (IAWA), launched a photo contest seeking to promote
Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women in Aviation
The contest provided the participants with an opportunity to showcase their creativity and to share ideas on gender equality or to highlight women in aviation, role models and mentors, who have motivated others. It was particularly inspired by the UN Sustainable Development Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.
The main objective of the photo contest was to increase the visibility of women in aviation and aerospace, and to collectively promote efforts towards enhancing gender equality and the empowerment of women in the air transport sector.
The award was presented to Ms. Marian Poon from Singapore at the first IAWA/ICAO Forum on Gender Equality in Aviation held at ICAO Headquarters, Montreal on 19 Oct 2016 in conjunction with the 28th IAWA Annual Conference.
Ms. Marian Poon’s photo contribution was based on the theme “Bridging the Gender Equality Gap” and chosen from 91 submissions from all around the world. The submissions and the descriptions from other participants can be found at the following link.
The ICAO/IAWA Photo Contest Organizing Team would like to thank all participants for their contributions and for making the photo contest a huge success. It is foreseen that similar contests aiming to increase the visibility of women in aviation and aerospace industry will continue to be undertaken in future years. Please stay connected to the ICAO website for news on this subject.