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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Using COVID-19 as an opportunity for sustainability – an inspirational story from Mozambique

Using COVID-19 as an opportunity for sustainability – an inspirational story from Mozambique

In this story from Mozambique, we see a strong example of female resilience in the face of COVID-19. While businesses, like Dzimene, whose main clients are hotels and the tourist industry, are facing collapse, there are ways of turning the situation around in transformative ways. Eulalia Muandula, a young wife and mother trained in agronomy, is one of the founding members of Dzimene Agribusiness, a small company distributing locally produced fruit and vegetables within the Mozambican market. A key strategy…

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STATEMENT FROM EQUALITY IN TOURISM IN THE LIGHT OF THE MURDER OF GEORGE FLOYD

STATEMENT FROM EQUALITY IN TOURISM IN THE LIGHT OF THE MURDER OF GEORGE FLOYD

The murder of George Floyd that millions have witnessed in the US and globally, the continuing shame of Windrush, and the ill managed cases of police brutality against black people in the UK have raised consciousness of inequality and racism that Equality in Tourism is in solidarity with. Just as racism is ingrained in society, so is gender inequality under the yoke of patriarchy, and so is class. Under the banner of disability, we can also include in this list…

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COVID-19 in India: an opportunity for women?

COVID-19 in India: an opportunity for women?

Is the disruption caused by the pandemic an opportunity for building new and better models of employment for women in tourism? In a recent article, Equations, a research, policy and advocacy organisation working on tourism and development issues in India, analyses the problems currently faced by women working in India’s tourism sector and suggests ways in which these could be overcome through the adoption of a more gendered lens. We share a summary below. Throughout India, women’s work tends to…

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