Self-Defense and Self-Preservation

April 7, 2016

C/E Nina Sue M. Da-Silva, AMOSUP’s nominee for the Asia Pacific Young Transport Worker’s Network, reports on two recent activities she was involved in.

Women in Maritime Philippines Central and Eastern Visayas Regional Chapter (WIMAPHIL CEVRC)


WIMAPHIL CEVRC held their General Assembly Membership on 5th March 2015 in Cebu.  The Assembly gave a strong induction for the new members to the challenges and opportunities of life at sea with lectures, presentations and workshops on health and livelihood opportunities, etc ..

Here is the report with more photos <click to see the PDF>


Maritime Academy of Asia Pacific (MAAP) – Women Seafarer’s Association (MWSA)

MWSA Group

MWSA, on its third year, hosted again its popular Self-Defence Training on the 14-15 March 2016 at the MAAP Gymnasium in Mariveles, Philippines. Midshipwomen and Midshipmen (Officer cadets) learned karate and arnis (Philippines martial arts technique with two sticks).  They practiced basic skills, techniques and moves to disarm weapons and defend themselves from attackers.

karateARNIS arnis2

See the full report with more photos here.<click to see the PDF>



Call to all members of the ITF young workers network: please send us your stories, share your campaigns and tell us about your activism.


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