Why the oversight to connect gender equality, tourism and climate change at COP28 matters

Finance, Trade, Gender Equality, Accountability panel at COP28

Earlier this month, we put forward the case that gender equality and tourism should be on the agenda at the COP28 climate change talks.  Sustainable, gender equitable tourism connects environmental protection, economic growth and improved social equity. That’s why it’s a powerful platform for tackling climate change across the board.  But while events at COP28 […]

Empowering Women in Local Communities Through Sustainable Tourism Initiatives 

Gender and Tourism How tourism can be used to create positive change in destinations and empower women and local communities. By Willow Fasakin Nyamirambo Women’s Center, an organisation using community-based tourism to empower women and the local community According to recent data from the United Nations, only 15.4% of the indicators for Sustainable Development Goal […]

Making women’s lives better: Quezon City, Philippines 

A large group of women in Quezon city all posing for the camera

Equality In Tourism would like to recognise the Gender and Development Council Office in Quezon City in the Philippines as a “Highly Commended Participant” in the Gender Equality Champion of the Year Award to be presented at ITB Berlin 2023.  Quezon is the largest and most populous city in Metro Manila, the region around the […]

Gender Justice in tourism through the lens of feminist alternative tourism economics (FATE)

Written by Dr Angela B. Kalisch Discussions on sustainability in tourism, have tended to ignore the interdependency between tourism and the capitalist economic system determining global society. Such discussions also tend to largely ignore the importance of gender relations and power dynamics within that system. This system is historically fuelled by the wealth of colonial […]

Gender and Tourism Webinar Series: Summaries, recordings and resources

The Equality in Tourism team has just finished an exciting and inspiring webinar series with the United Nations Enivronment Programme (UNEP) as part of the Transforming Tourism project with support from German Government’s International Climate Initiative. The series addressed Gender Equality in Tourism in three stages: integrating gender equality in tourism operations; tourism, gender and […]

Webinar Three: Tourism, Gender and Disaster

We’re excited to celebrate the third webinar in the series, ‘Strengthening Tourism Futures through Gender Equality’. This webinar centred on tourism, gender and disaster risk recovery. Moderated by Janet Robinson, we heard some incredible experiences from members of the Global Network of Civil Society Organisations for Disaster Reduction thanks to Liza Hernandez-Betancourth, GNDR Regional Lead […]

Webinar Two: Tourism, Gender and Resource Efficiency

We’re excited to announce the second webinar in the series, ‘Strengthening Tourism Futures through Gender Equality’. This webinar will centre on tourism, gender and resource efficiency, focusing on mitigating climate change. Chaired by Karen Simmonds, Equality in Tourims Associate and founder of Travel Matters, we will hear the core facts and inspiring case studies from […]

Tourism, waste and the circular economy: a gender lens

Marta Muslin talks about her ground-breaking work in Indonesia promoting plastic recycling and the empowerment of women I live in Labuan Bajo. I earn my living renting out a boat to dive companies. I am the coordinator of several NGOs including the Indonesia Waste Platform. When the pandemic hit it really took everyone by surprise. […]