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Daniela Moreno Alarcon’s work with UN Women-Cape Verde

Daniela Moreno Alarcon’s work with UN Women-Cape Verde

Equality in Tourism director Daniela Moreno Alarcón is a gender and development consultant focusing on gender mainstreaming in tourism development. She has been involved in tourism projects around Cape Verde since 2010, and has more recently been employed by UN Women-Cape Verde, together with the Cabo-Verdean Institute for Gender Equality, to produce a ground-breaking Action Plan in Gender and Tourism. The Cape Verde Ministry of Tourism has had the foresight and initiative to recognise that efficient and gender sensitive planning in…

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News on the Gentour II project our associate, Fiona Bakas is working on, at the University of Aveiro in Portugal:

News on the Gentour II project our associate, Fiona Bakas is working on, at the University of Aveiro in Portugal:

Our Associate Fiona Bakas is working on a unique 3-year research project on the role of gender in tourism. More than 500 top-level managers from all seven administrative regions in Portugal (including Madeira and Azores), from the private and public sectors, participated in this study. The project discusses the ways in which gender influences the tourism labour market, through Portuguese tourism managers’ narratives and questionnaire responses. Using feminist economics to analyse tourism labour, this project addresses the underlying structural constraints that…

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For the Worry of Water: Water, Women and Tourism in Labuan Bajo

For the Worry of Water: Water, Women and Tourism in Labuan Bajo

  Our Director Stroma Cole recently released her Initial Policy Paper arising out of her research in Flores, Indonesia: ‘For the Worry of Water: Water, Women and Tourism in Labuan Bajo’. Below is the executive summary of the report, which can be read in full by clicking here. Tourism has added to a water crisis in the rapidly growing gateway town to Komodo National Park: Labuan Bajo. Residents are suffering from the scarcity and cost of water for basic human needs….

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Stroma Cole presents paper on Tourism and Water Inequity in Bali at Critical Tourism Studies Conference

Stroma Cole presents paper on Tourism and Water Inequity in Bali at Critical Tourism Studies Conference

Our Director Stroma Cole has been in Opatija, Croatia at the 10th Critical Tourism Studies Conference. She presented her paper on Tourism and Water Inequity in Bali: A Social-Ecological Systems Analysis. She was also pleased that gender equality in tourism featured strongly in the conference programme, with some inspiring stories from Mexico, Tunisia, Cameroon and other destinations. The link to Stroma’s paper is here. Click here for the Critical Tourism Studies conference website.