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Educational materials help seafarers understand their human rights

News   •   Aug 01, 2017 09:31 BST

V.Group’s training business, Marlins, partnered with Human Rights At Sea to develop a range of educational materials that will help seafarers understand their human rights.

The first of these materials – a short animated film and an infographic have just been launched on Human Rights At Sea's website with the aim of encouraging open discussion of this often emotional and sensitive topic.

Also involved in developing the content was the Bristol University Human Rights Implementation Centre.

Callum Fleming, multimedia developer, Marlins says: “This can be a complex and emotional topic and we wanted to create a contemporary, engaging video that would help all seafarers, regardless of their nationality, understand what their human rights are.”

Catherine Logie, manager, Marlins adds: “The whole team was very proud to have been involved in such an important topic as this. We have started work on the second video in the series and we hope that not only will this help seafarers understand the topic, it also helps to highlight to the public the human rights issues that sadly do exist.”

Commenting on the release, David Hammond CEO, Human Rights at Sea: “The charity continues to innovate, advocate and lead on the explicit issue of human rights in the maritime environment. This new film series will fully explore all aspects of our work through close academic and industry partnerships to ensure balanced representation of the issues exposed.”

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