The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), in partnership with International Aviation Women’s Association (IAWA), launched a photo contest in 2016 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.
Click Here for to view the submissions with descriptions from other participants.
(We did not find any submission from Canada - eds)