The Marble Mason – Hazel’s Story

The Marble Mason – Hazel’s Story

written by: Eve Kanram Ever since the Goddesses Tyche and Cybele became guardians of the land, women have been the protectors and carriers of ancient traditions. From the clothes that they weave to the tales that they tell, it is the women that have passed down their history, generation after generation. Hazel Kara has been working as a marble mason in the town of İznik, Turkey, for 13 years. She started as an employee, and is now the owner of…

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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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Dr Daniela Moreno Alarcón

Dr Daniela Moreno Alarcón

Daniela is a researcher and consultant in the field of gender and development, with a special focus on tourism as a development and poverty reduction strategy. Her PhD (Complutense University of Madrid, 2017) focused in the tourism from a gender perspective as an essential approach in the context of sustainable and responsible tourism development in Nicaragua. Since 2009 she has expanded her international project experience by fostering gender mainstreaming within tourism policies around the world. Daniela has been in charge…

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Watch key moments from our symposium

Watch key moments from our symposium

Great news! If you missed our symposium in September last year, you can now watch the recordings. We’ve got plenty for you to choose from – read on. To hear Stroma Cole talk about the recently published book “Gender Equality and Tourism: Beyond Empowerment”, which she edited, and recount some of the personal stories featured within it, watch this clip on YouTube. Dr. Paola Vizcaino from Bournemouth University spoke to the group about her PhD work on women’s empowerment as…

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The 116th U.S. Congress…

The 116th U.S. Congress…

Last week was the opening of the 116th Congress, and it’s making history by breaking records and marking historic firsts! Incredibly, the number of women in Congress is at a record high at 127, with more than 100 women sworn into the Democratic side. Unfortunately, the number of women on the Republican’s side declined after the recent midterm elections. However, it hasn’t stopped there for beaten records, as the Congress has also seen an increase in the number of those…

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