A Lebanese Perspective – Rana’s Story

A Lebanese Perspective – Rana’s Story

We are pleased to be able to present to you all another inspiring lady. Meet Rana, originally from Lebanon she is currently based in Madrid. Her hobbies includes walking, coloring and biking. 1. You have a diverse and at times challenging, professional background. Can you share some of your experiences with us? My first professional experience was in Afghanistan where I worked in Administration and HR. It was very challenging for me to work and live in Afghanistan as I…

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International Women’s Day 2019

International Women’s Day 2019

Today is International Women’s Day! A day that should really be celebrated every day of the year. Let’s take today to all unite and work together towards our common goal of equality. A day to reflect on how far women have come this year, and a day to celebrate women’s achievements. Over the next week, we will be sharing the stories of incredible and inspiring women from around the world. We hope these stories serve as inspiration for what women…

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Evolvin’ Women: A Social Enterprise with a Focus on Hospitality

Evolvin’ Women: A Social Enterprise with a Focus on Hospitality

Assia Riccio is the founder of the Evolvin’ Women, an idea that occurred to her in 2011 when after winning the prestigious Olive Barnet award she could take up courses at Cornell. It was at Cornell that she met Wilma, a Ghanaian who asked why she was there – Assia was one of the youngest – and at that moment she felt incredibly grateful for the opportunity. She believed she benefitted from the course and wanted to allow others to…

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We did it!

We did it!

We couldn’t be happier, thank you all for the overwhelming support, commitment, and enthusiastic encouragement. In the last 24 hours, we came so close to our target, raising an amazing £16,118. This means that we will be able to run this transformative project in Malisita, Tanzania for the full six months that our farmers need to train, receive mentoring, and grow their first, significantly improved harvest. We have 20 hotels on board already, they would love to be able to buy produce…

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Empowering 30 Tanzanian women through tourism and farming

Empowering 30 Tanzanian women through tourism and farming

The Challenge! Over the last 18 months we have been developing an innovative project in the heart of the Tanzanian tourist district. Here, women, children, and their families are often living in extreme poverty, earning what they can by selling small produce at market by the bucket, the bushel, or the bunch. The competition is high and the reliability of income is poor. Flip this to include the luxury hotels, all-inclusive safaris, and nearly 500,000 tourists who come to Tanzania…

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Equality in Tourism responds to UNWTO Discussion Paper on International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017

Equality in Tourism responds to UNWTO Discussion Paper on International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017

The UN World Tourism Organisation recently released a Discussion Paper on the occasion of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017, asking for comments from a range of key stakeholders in the field. Equality in Tourism submitted a detailed response, analysing the approach to gender issues taken in the paper and providing recommendations for improvement in this area. We commend the inclusion of SDG5 as a key theme in the Discussion Paper, but have a number of concerns…

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