COVID-19 in India: an opportunity for women?

COVID-19 in India: an opportunity for women?

Is the disruption caused by the pandemic an opportunity for building new and better models of employment for women in tourism? In a recent article, Equations, a research, policy and advocacy organisation working on tourism and development issues in India, analyses the problems currently faced by women working in India’s tourism sector and suggests ways in which these could be overcome through the adoption of a more gendered lens. We share a summary below. Throughout India, women’s work tends to…

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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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The Entrepreneur – Ioanna’s Story

The Entrepreneur – Ioanna’s Story

With the migrant crisis frequently hitting the news headlines, we often forget the human stories behind the people involved. Migrants often face harsh conditions, such as unemployment. However, there are stories that tell us of people who are able to make the most of a challenging situation and create their own opportunities. The story of Ioanna is such a story. Ioanna is originally from Albania who trained a primary school teacher. After immigrating to Greece she was left unable to…

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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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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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