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Women Bullied And Abused At Sea

Gender-based violence- a scourge that knows no boundaries.

It affects all kinds of women.

Those in the maritime industry say they are sick and tired of suffering in silence.

At a two-day GBV seminar in the Mother City, seafarers told their stories of abuse, harassment and bullying.

Other women have detailed their problems aboard mainly international vessels.

The seminar — organised by the Transport Department and the South African Maritime Safety Authority — was attended by business people and government officials.

They promised to address the abuse and harassment experienced by women at sea.