Our Director Daniela Moreno Alarcon has had a busy few months …

She was part of a team who have produced a new book in Spanish about Gender and Tourism: ¿Equidad de género en el turismo? Muchas sombras y pocas luces

The book addresses this topic as a factor of economic-empowerment, especially for women. Through three different experiences (Nicaragua, Cape Verde and Solidarity Tourism from Spain to other places) the book covers issues such as the participation of women in the workplace, sexual division of labour, who controls resources, opportunities for entrepreneurship, economic and social devaluation of care work, strengthening organizations and new female leadership promoted in tourism.

The book can be accessed here.

Daniela was also invite to participate in Spanish radio programme ‘Barrio Canino’ addressing issues in tourism including job insecurity; economic neocolonialism; environmental exploitation and sexual discrimination. The radio programme is available here.

Daniela has also been busy not just getting the word out about gender equality in tourism, but ensuring that it is happening on the ground and at the grassroots. Working with UN Women Cape Verde, she has been developing an action plan which will strengthen the capacity for the country to develop an efficient and gender sensitive plan for its tourism sector. The plan will be an outcome from their gender analysis and training. Daniela feels positive that it will help to ensure there are measures and initatives in place impacting positively on women’s revenues and productivity – thus benefiting local development.