GEM Project Conference – June 16th, 2016

The GEM Project Conference took place on June 16th 2016 at ITF Seafarers’ Trust, London.


  • Supporting female seafarers
  • Examinng Seafarer’s welfare
  • Understanding gender issues

It was a wonderful chance to hear about the progress on the Gender Empowerment and Multi-cultural Crew’s (GEM) project from the team at Solent University, invited speakers and to hear comments / experiences from the audience as well.

IMG_2035Often women working in this still male-dominated industry find themselves in a minority and it is important that they are valued for the diversity they can bring to the our industry and valued on an equal basis  – as should be the case for any minority group.

GEM research findings report will be published over the summer and will be available on the Solent website.