Gender and transformative leadership to deliver SDGs

Gender and transformative leadership to deliver SDGs

The Impact of Rwandan Women Leaders’ Contribution to Peace in Rwanda Our Associate, Professor Shirley Randell AO from Australia was in the UK in July to give the graduation speech at the De Montfort University and speak at the Women Leaders in Education Across Continents Biennial Conference on ‘Ways of Seeing Women’s Leadership in Education’ at the University of Nottingham. Here, she reflects on the impressive progress towards women empowerment in Rwanda, borne out of the horrific ’94 genocide. I…

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Putting gender equality on the agenda – two recent events show how it’s done

Putting gender equality on the agenda – two recent events show how it’s done

Equality in Tourism recently presented on gender equality at two seminal events. Angela Kalisch, trustee and chair of EiT, recounts her experience. The first of the events was Roundtable on Human Rights in Tourism’s symposium “Human Rights in Practice: Equality in Tourism”, held in Utrecht, Netherlands. Angela also joined a panel discussion at TTG Media’s conference “Diversity and Inclusion in the Travel Industry” to discuss whether diversity and inclusion really is an issue for the industry. Roundtable on Human Rights…

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Round Table Human Rights in Tourism

Round Table Human Rights in Tourism

Equality in Tourism has been invited to make a keynote speech at the symposium of the Round Table Human Rights in Tourism in Utrecht, Netherlands, on 27th June 2019, on ‘Equality in Tourism’. Our chair, Dr Angela Kalisch, is delighted to deliver the speech, covering issues of gender equality in tourism, with suggestions for implementation. The symposium will focus on: an inspirational introduction of concepts for fair and equal working conditions in business operations from various sectors the sharing of concrete best practice examples…

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Make your voice heard – take the survey

Make your voice heard – take the survey

Are you a woman working in tourism? Then we invite you to take part in this survey, organised by our dear friends over at Gender Responsible Tourism. If you are interested in participating, please do so by June 15th, when the survey closes. Gender Responsible Tourism are working to create a network of women tourism entrepreneurs to learn, work and share experiences; and to give greater visibility to GRT members. And because the first step in building a relationship is…

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Director’s blog – around the world in 3 conferences

Director’s blog – around the world in 3 conferences

Stroma Cole reports from her recent travels. If it seems like I‘ve been quiet for a while it’s because I’ve been busy! As part of my academic role I attended the Association of American Geographers (AAG) annual meeting in Washington D.C., where I presented my work on gender, tourism and water. This extended the work already published (Cole, S. 2017 Water worries: An intersectional feminist political ecology of tourism and water in Labuan Bajo, Indonesia, in Annals of Tourism Research.)…

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The Route to Freedom goes through the Quilombos

The Route to Freedom goes through the Quilombos

The following article is a contribution by our associate Elisa Spampinato and tells of her experience along the Rota da Liberdade in Brazil. To read the full-length account, please visit Elisa’s blog. The Rota da Liberdade or Route to Freedom Project is a collaborative and participative community-based tourism project located in the historical district of Santiago de Iguape, 50km from Salvador, Bahia, north-eastern Brazil. It all started in 2005 with a social project supported by the federal government, called Agente…

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