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 […]