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Our national director Martin Foley was a speaker at the first-ever International Maritime Human Rights Conference in London recently. Martin presented a paper titled "The role of seafarers’ welfare organisations – threats and opportunities".
The three main threats identified by Martin are;
2. Decline of traditional welfare activities and income streams; and,
While the three areas of opportunity to counterbalance the threats are;
1. High levels of need in the maritime sector,
2. The decline of traditional activities which enables AoS to focus on holistic welfare provision; and,
3. Faith matters.
You can read the full text of his presentation here.
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Martin at the conference. Photo courtesy International Maritime Human Rights Conference.