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An update from our #FarmForTheFuture project

An update from our #FarmForTheFuture project

Tricia Barnett recently visited Tanzania and met with the women participating in this groundbreaking project. Here, she shares her impressions and a general update on where things are. I am delighted to share with you the latest news from the path-breaking project that would not have been possible without the support of our generous donors. It’s now been a year since it started and I have just returned from our first evaluation. So much has happened for the women selected…

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You’re Invited: Join us at our Symposium

You’re Invited: Join us at our Symposium

Join us on Thursday, 13th September to meet our expert panel and take part in a lively discussion on gender and tourism. To launch Stroma Cole’s edited collection, Gender Equality and Tourism: Beyond Empowerment, this symposium will debate the ways forward to increase gender equality in the tourism industry. An expert panel from academia, policy and industry will briefly present examples of good practice which will be followed by an audience discussion. Speakers include Dr Stroma Cole (Equality in Tourism…

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Inside Look: more from ‘Gender Equality and Tourism’

Inside Look: more from ‘Gender Equality and Tourism’

The oft-repeated rhetoric by the UNWTO and other multinational organisations is that tourism empowers women. But is this claim actually true? Edited by our director Stroma Cole, the newly released book “Gender Equality and Tourism – Beyond Empowerment” brings together the perspectives of diverse stakeholders, from INGOs, national governments, and managers as well as employees in a variety of tourism fields. The powerful stories of women working in tourism further illustrate how, despite prejudice and stereotypes, they break free, resist…

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Join our team

Join our team

We’re always looking for passionate, dedicated individuals to join our work for gender equality in tourism. If you’ve been thinking of volunteering your valuable time to a good cause, we might have just the thing for you – we are looking for a trustee with fundraising experience. It’s a fullfilling role which will see you advising our growing organisation on fundraising matters and leading the charge in setting up campaigns to enable our work to reach farther. We are also…

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The Disappointing Gender Pay Gap in the UK Tourism Industry

The Disappointing Gender Pay Gap in the UK Tourism Industry

In 2016 the UK had one of the highest gender pay gaps in Europe, the gender pay gap does not symbolize a difference in pay for the same work, but the difference in pay for all roles. Since then, reporting on the gender pay gap for large companies has become mandatory. The data is now freely available online at https://gender-pay-gap.service.gov.uk/, but over 1,500 companies missed the deadline on 4th April. Thus far the data of those that did submit on…

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Meet the women farming for their future

Meet the women farming for their future

Elizabeth Ludovic is one of the #FarmForTheFuture project participants. After consulting with local hotels about their required produce, Elizabeth chose to grow tomatoes and beetroots – and now has the seeds to plant them! Prior to joining the project, she couldn’t afford to buy the necessary pesticide and had such low tomato yields that she stopped growing tomatoes altogether. After receiving agricultural training from SEVIA and learning new farming techniques, Elizabeth gave tomatoes another go – and she couldn’t be…

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