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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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Book Announcement: Gender Equality in Tourism – Beyond Empowerment

Book Announcement: Gender Equality in Tourism – Beyond Empowerment

Equality in Tourism is pleased to announce, our director, Stroma Cole’s new edited book “Equality in Tourism – Beyond Empowerment” will soon be on a bookshelf near you. This book is unique in that it interweaves stories of individual women working around the world in many aspects of tourism. A primary aim of the book was to hear and (re)present women’s voices that still so often go unheard. The book includes numerous academic chapters charting women’s stories and tourism around…

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Women & empowerment in Nicaragua – a report by our director

Women & empowerment in Nicaragua – a report by our director

One of our directors, Daniela Moreno Alarcón, has been active in Nicaragua for many years and has reported on her research and work there extensively. Her report ‘Empowerment Approach in Tourism: The Voices of Nicaraguan Women‘ was origignally published in London for the Central America Women’s Network, and has now been repurposed for an Albasud project called ‘Treball decent, turisme responsable i empoderament de les dones‘ (Catalan; ‘Decent work, responsible tourism and empowerment of women’ in English). The summary of…

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Water worries – new article by Stroma Cole

Water worries – new article by Stroma Cole

Stroma Cole recently presented her paper on intersectional feminist political ecology of tourism and water in Labuan Bajo, Indonesia at the 2017 Development Studies Association conference in Bradford, UK. Building on her numerous years of life and research in the country, she explores how tourism impacts the water resources of the region – and how these are, in turn, influenced by gendered socio-political dynamics. The analysis unpicks how patriarchal cultural norms, ethnicity, socio-economic status, life-stage and proximity to water sources…

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Call for associates’ input

Call for associates’ input

Equality in Tourism is collaborating with the Spanish NGO CIC Batá to develop a report that will enable a better understanding of the real impacts of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on gender equality, and act as a tool for change. This collaboration has been prompted by the UN World Tourism Organisation’s (UNWTO) launch of the Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development (YSTD) in line with the SDGs. We very much want to reflect the real impacts and challenges of…

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