Double Your Impact on Women’s Livelihoods this Christmas!

Double Your Impact on Women’s Livelihoods this Christmas!

Equality in Tourism has been selected to take part in The Big Give’s Christmas Challenge this December.  All donations made to The Big Give between Dec 1st and Dec 8th will be doubled. This is our biggest fundraising opportunity of 2020 and we are so excited to share it with you! We have £2,500 match funding available We aim to raise £2,500 in online donations All of the funds raised through the Christmas Challenge will go towards our Tanzania Project…

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EQUALITY IN TOURISM: A RESPONSE TO WORLD RESPONSIBLE TOURISM DAY

EQUALITY IN TOURISM: A RESPONSE TO WORLD RESPONSIBLE TOURISM DAY

Covid-19 has hit us all. Global tourism has ground to a halt. Millions of people all over the world, who depend on tourism, are without work. People are suffering. Some industry experts believe that travel may not return to ‘normal’ for years to come.  Women make up more than 50% of the global tourism and hospitality workforce. They don’t often reap the benefits, but their choices are limited. It is not unusual for women employed by luxury, eco-friendly hotels to…

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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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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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