On 19 and 20 July 2021 the University of Cadiz hosted the international congress titled “Gender and Law in Practice and Education”. The congress, held in virtual format, was the second multiplier event of the LAWGEM project. An important part of the conference was keynote presentation on gender perspective of international and national arena interplay. Presentation was delivered by Prof. Dr. Laura Carballo Piñeiro, World Maritime University Professor.
Prof. Dr. Laura Carballo Piñeiro is currently working at the World Maritime University (WMU) as Professor and holder of the Nippon Foundation Chair of Maritime Labour Law & Policy. She joined WMU in February 2018 and is on leave from the University of Santiago de Compostela where she is Associate Professor of Private International Law. As a Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, she has specialized in international maritime labour law being her research published in 2015 by Springer at the Hamburg Studies on Maritime Affairs Collection edited by the International Max Planck Research School for Maritime Affairs at the Hamburg University. Gender studies are part of her research portfolio having contributed to the organizing of the Third WMU Empowering Women in the Maritime Community Conference in 2019 and being the main drafter of the Conclusions that closed the Conference. In 2020 she co-authored with Ass. Prof. Momoko Kitada a seminal socio-legal paper on Sexual harassment and women seafarers: the role of laws and policies to ensure occupational safety & health.