Reminder: special briefing meeting on the health and wellbeing of women seafarers

You are invited to attend the launch of a survey of the health and wellbeing needs of women seafarers next Thursday, 17 September.

The survey – a joint initiative by the International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN), International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF), International Maritime Health Association (IMHA), and Seafarers Hospital Society (SHS) – will feature as part of a briefing designed to raise awareness of the issues identified by the research and prompt collaborative efforts to improve provisions for women seafarers.

The briefing will be held on 17 September from 16:00 to 19:00 at ITF House, 49-60 Borough Road, London SE1 1DR ( The agenda is attached.

You will also receive a press release, including the full survey results, which will be sent to coincide with the event, for those unable to attend.

To attend please visit or email ISWAN project manager Caitlin Vaughan on

For press inquiries please contact ITF press and editorial manager Sam Dawson on email: Tel: +44 (0)20 7940 9260.

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