SASANE – Experiences, success and struggles

SASANE – Experiences, success and struggles

By Shyam Pokharel Samrakshak Samuha Nepal (SASANE) is a survivor-led organization that was established in 2008 under the founding principle that women survivors of human trafficking have immense potential to combat the exploitation of Nepalese women and girls and to create social change. Founded in Kathmandu and later expanding to Pokhara and ten mountain villages, the organization is based on four key and interrelated programmes: Paralegal, Sisterhood of Survivors (SOS), School Awareness, and Community Outreach. These programmes were created through…

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Tusha’s Story – How I Overcame My Fears

Tusha’s Story – How I Overcame My Fears

By Angela Hadjipateras Born in Supinho, a small rural village in the Zambezia province of North Central Mozambique, Tusha was one of 5 children. Her father abandoned the family when she was just 3 months old and her mother single-handedly supported her children through school. Like most in the village, Tusha did not complete her secondary school education and got by on the unstable and meagre income raised from selling surplus produce, mostly rice and sweet potatoes, grown on the…

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Evelyn’s Story – Adventure Alternative

Evelyn’s Story – Adventure Alternative

By Evelyn Muronji Walluckano My name is Evelyn Muronji Walluckano. I’ve been working in the tourism industry for nine years, after pursuing two diplomas—in food production and in tour guiding and administration. When I enrolled in college, the ratio of men to women was 4:1 in the same course but looking at the number of women doing tour guiding now, it is almost zero. In Kenya, there are less than 10 female tour guides. This is due to the old…

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International Women’s Day 2020

International Women’s Day 2020

The important time of the year has come around again when all eyes are focused on the issue of equality for women – it’s International Women’s Day! This year’s theme is ‘I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights’ and here at Equality in Tourism we are once again celebrating by highlighting success stories from women in the tourism industry. We will be sharing one story every day for a week, and hope to draw attention to the many incredible initiatives…

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Round Table Human Rights in Tourism

Round Table Human Rights in Tourism

Equality in Tourism has been invited to make a keynote speech at the symposium of the Round Table Human Rights in Tourism in Utrecht, Netherlands, on 27th June 2019, on ‘Equality in Tourism’. Our chair, Dr Angela Kalisch, is delighted to deliver the speech, covering issues of gender equality in tourism, with suggestions for implementation. The symposium will focus on: an inspirational introduction of concepts for fair and equal working conditions in business operations from various sectors the sharing of concrete best practice examples…

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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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