Supporting Welfare of Women at Sea


The Seafarers’ Charity and the International Christian Maritime Association are inviting you to join a discussion about “Supporting Welfare of Women at Sea”.

During the meeting Professor Helen Sampson will share the findings from the Seafarers International Research Centre’s recent research on ‘The Port-based Welfare Needs of Women Seafarers’. This will be followed by discussion between maritime welfare leaders and frontline maritime welfare staff on implications of the research on the delivery of port-based welfare services for women seafarers.



Welcome from Sara Baade, Chair of International Maritime Christian Association

14:10 – 14:30

Research findings presentation by Professor Helen Sampson, SIRC

Professor Helen Sampsom

Professor Helen Sampson from Seafarers International Research Centre, Cardiff University presents research findings on the Port Based Welfare Needs Of Women Seafarers.

14:30 – 14:40

The Role of Maritime Welfare Services in Supporting Women Seafarers

Sara Baade, Chair of ICMA

Deborah Layde, Chief Executive of The Seafarers’ Charity

Discussion on the implications of the research findings on the funding and development of port-based maritime welfare services

14:40 – 15:00

Supporting Women Seafarers on the Frontline – ship visitors perspectives

Ruth Campbell, Mission To Seafarers, Port Of London

Monica Döring, Director at Stella Maris, Hamburg

Michelle DePooter, Montreal Ministry to Seafarers

Discussion amongst frontline port based staff about supporting women seafarers.

15:00 – 15:15

Open Discussion for Meeting Attendees

Sara Baade, ICMA

Sara will invite contributions from meeting attendees on what more maritime charities can do to support women seafarers.

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