Equality in Tourism Webinar: Prioritising Gender Equality in post-COVID Tourism

Equality in Tourism Webinar: Prioritising Gender Equality in post-COVID Tourism

Equality in Tourism’s webinar on the 18th June, 2020, was one of the first to take a global look at the gender-differentiated impact of COVID-19 on those working in the tourism sector, and to examine strategies for strengthening gender equality as we emerge from the COVID induced crisis. The key objectives of the webinar were to explore the ways in which this might happen and how the pandemic might provide an opportunity to rebuild global tourism in a more sustainable, resilient…

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A global overview of the impact of Covid-19 on women in tourism

A global overview of the impact of Covid-19 on women in tourism

Dr. Stroma Cole, one of Equality in Tourism’s Directors, shares a brief global overview of the impact of Covid-19 on women in the tourism industry and the need for a gender equal approach in the recovery phase. Covid-19 has had an unprecedented impact on tourism with the UNWTO anticipating a 60-80% decline in international tourism. The crisis has laid bare structural inequalities in particular gender, race and age within and between societies, it has also revealed the vulnerability of destinations…

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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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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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