Exposing Gender-Based Violence: A Necessary Wake Up Call

Exposing Gender-Based Violence: A Necessary Wake Up Call

For years we have known that gender based violence was, regrettably, commonplace within the hospitality and tourism industries.  Some of us might have called it by a more casual name, but how women experience it is as violence.  Ignored by too many who side with the customer or the manager and with too many employees too scared to report it, a blind eye can no longer by turned.  CABI has published Tourism and Gender-Based Violence: Challenging Inequalities, which exposes the…

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BOOK LAUNCH INVITATION: TOURISM AND GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE

BOOK LAUNCH INVITATION: TOURISM AND GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE

We invite you to joins us in celebrating the publication of Tourism and Gender-Based Violence on the 30th of September at 4pm (UK time). The launch of the book edited by doctors Paola Vizcaino, Heather Jeffrey and Claudia Eger will include dialogue with contributors, editors and grassroots organisations. As gender remains a marginal area of scholarly activity within tourism, it is perhaps unsurprising that gender-based violence has been largely overlooked. The edited book is a timely addition to the existing…

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Becoming a feminist tourism researcher

Becoming a feminist tourism researcher

It’s one of those things you would expect to remember vividly, but I don’t. A thing you would think would stay with you every second of the day, but it doesn’t. That first time you were harassed by an employer, the time he showed you his penis or tried to press his pursed wrinkly lips against yours. It was so long ago now, and I was so embarrassed and ashamed that it hurt to remember those moments for a long…

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COVID-19: WOMEN IN TOURISM RISING TO THE CHALLENGE

COVID-19: WOMEN IN TOURISM RISING TO THE CHALLENGE

Globally women with their own businesses, dependent on tourism, are showing their resilience and adapting as far as they possibly can to the lack of a market. They have to move quickly and with determination. Otherwise all is lost and they as women with dependants, can not afford the luxury of waiting for business to resume as normal. We are already hearing of the demise of women who have lost their jobs in the formal sector or women in communities…

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Equality in Tourism Webinar: Prioritising Gender Equality in post-COVID Tourism

Equality in Tourism Webinar: Prioritising Gender Equality in post-COVID Tourism

Equality in Tourism’s webinar on the 18th June, 2020, was one of the first to take a global look at the gender-differentiated impact of COVID-19 on those working in the tourism sector, and to examine strategies for strengthening gender equality as we emerge from the COVID induced crisis. The key objectives of the webinar were to explore the ways in which this might happen and how the pandemic might provide an opportunity to rebuild global tourism in a more sustainable, resilient…

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A global overview of the impact of Covid-19 on women in tourism

A global overview of the impact of Covid-19 on women in tourism

Dr. Stroma Cole, one of Equality in Tourism’s Directors, shares a brief global overview of the impact of Covid-19 on women in the tourism industry and the need for a gender equal approach in the recovery phase. Covid-19 has had an unprecedented impact on tourism with the UNWTO anticipating a 60-80% decline in international tourism. The crisis has laid bare structural inequalities in particular gender, race and age within and between societies, it has also revealed the vulnerability of destinations…

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