Exposing Gender-Based Violence: A Necessary Wake Up Call

Exposing Gender-Based Violence: A Necessary Wake Up Call

For years we have known that gender based violence was, regrettably, commonplace within the hospitality and tourism industries.  Some of us might have called it by a more casual name, but how women experience it is as violence.  Ignored by too many who side with the customer or the manager and with too many employees too scared to report it, a blind eye can no longer by turned.  CABI has published Tourism and Gender-Based Violence: Challenging Inequalities, which exposes the…

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BOOK LAUNCH INVITATION: TOURISM AND GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE

BOOK LAUNCH INVITATION: TOURISM AND GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE

We invite you to joins us in celebrating the publication of Tourism and Gender-Based Violence on the 30th of September at 4pm (UK time). The launch of the book edited by doctors Paola Vizcaino, Heather Jeffrey and Claudia Eger will include dialogue with contributors, editors and grassroots organisations. As gender remains a marginal area of scholarly activity within tourism, it is perhaps unsurprising that gender-based violence has been largely overlooked. The edited book is a timely addition to the existing…

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Empowered Women, Moving Waters

Empowered Women, Moving Waters

A different perspective on empowerment in a tourism context — The following is a blog by Yeganeh Aghazamani, who graduated with a Ph.D. in Tourism Management from the Pennsylvania State University. For her doctoral dissertation Yeganeh conducted a field study in an Iranian tourism destination evaluating local women’s perceptions on empowerment. The below excerpt is taken from this dissertation, titled “Pathways to women’s empowerment in northern Iran” and her paper, titled “Women’s perceptions of empowerment in Ramsar: A tourism destination…

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Gender and transformative leadership to deliver SDGs

Gender and transformative leadership to deliver SDGs

The Impact of Rwandan Women Leaders’ Contribution to Peace in Rwanda. Our Associate, Professor Shirley Randell AO from Australia was in the UK in July to give the graduation speech at the De Montfort University and speak at the Women Leaders in Education Across Continents Biennial Conference on ‘Ways of Seeing Women’s Leadership in Education’ at the University of Nottingham. Here, she reflects on the impressive progress towards women empowerment in Rwanda, borne out of the horrific ’94 genocide. I…

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Sun, Sand and Ceilings: Women in Tourism and Hospitality Boardrooms

Sun, Sand and Ceilings: Women in Tourism and Hospitality Boardrooms

Since our first ‘Sun, Sand and Ceilings’ report in 2013, there has been some movement towards increased gender equality on company boards, in a wide range of tourism and hospitality businesses. However, women in the tourism industry are still under-represented at executive levels, despite the fact that women represent the majority of the workforce worldwide. TTG dedicated their weekly issue post-WTM 2018 to gender equality and published a feature on our latest report. To read more about our feature, please…

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Unique Insights and Lively Discussions at the Symposium

Unique Insights and Lively Discussions at the Symposium

On Thursday, 13 September, around 40 academics, tour operators, charity workers, consultants and public sector workers joined us at Intrepid Group‘s Brixton offices to hear from four speakers and discuss gender equality in tourism. Stroma Cole presented her new book Gender Equality and Tourism: Beyond Empowerment, highlighting a selection of personal stories of women around the world and illustrating their experiences of working in tourism. CABI was on hand to answer questions on the book and sell copies to attendees….

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