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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Assessing Gender Representation of Speakers at UNWTO’s Events

By Dr Elaine Chiao Ling Yang The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) plays an important leadership role in setting the agenda that drives tourism development. The organisation is the leader in tourism knowledge production and dissemination through research and business events such as industry meetings and conferences. In response to the pronounced and persistent […]

The Truth Behind the Tweets: Tourism Companies, International Women’s Day and Purple-Washing

How tourism companies and organisations celebrated International Women’s Day through purple-washing their claims of gender equality This International Women’s Day (IWD), the world of business came together as it does every year, to celebrate women’s achievements and raise awareness for gender equality across sectors. However, just like any internationally recognised day for the celebration of […]

The Domari Community of Jerusalem: Amoun Steel

Words: Elisa Spampinato, Equality in Tourism associate, Founder at Travel Storyteller Amoun Steel is a proud gypsy woman of the Domari ethnic group and a charismatic leader. She is a self-empowered woman and a brave role model for the women of her community. The Dom People On 27 January I was invited by Marveh Farhoodi […]