Equality in Tourism Resources.
Below is a list of publications published by Equality in Tourism. These include relevant publications produced by Equality in Tourism Directors (current or previous)
Equality in Tourism Pledge
In order to promote gender equality in the tourism industry, we’re asking tourism and hospitality businesses to take our pledge.
Gender Justice in Global Tourism
Angela B. Kalisch and Stroma Cole
Exploring tourism transformation through the lens of feminist alternative economics.
Access the full article here.
Tourism and Gender Based Violence Foreword
Gender based violence (GBV) in travel and tourism is embedded within wider social structures of gender inequalities and discrimination. This book focuses on the multiple and interconnected manifestations of violence that women and girls encounter in tourism consumption and production, such as physical, sexual, emotional or socio-economic abuse. Read the foreword written by Dr Stroma Cole here and find the full publication here.
Tourism, Human Rights, and Gender Equality.
Equality in Tourism Webinar: Prioritising Gender Equality in post-COVID 19 Tourism
Presentations at the webinar can be downloaded on our Events page.
No sustainability for tourism without gender equality
Moreno Alarcón, D. & Cole, S.
Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 27:7, 903-919
Gender Equality and Tourism: Beyond Empowerment
Cole, S. (Ed.)
CABI: Oxford : 978 1786394 422 .
To hear Stroma Cole talk about the recently published book “Gender Equality and Tourism: Beyond Empowerment”, which she edited, and recount some of the personal stories featured within it, watch this clip on YouTube.
To give you a flavour of the contents of this book, download the first Chapter
Achieving Gender Equality in Tourism and Empowering All Women and Girl
Daniela Moreno Alarcón, Equality in Tourism
ILO guidelines on decent work and socially responsible tourism
International Labour Office
Equality in Tourism Resources.
This is EIT’S Recommended reading list on Gender and Tourism (in chronological order)
Contrast Report 14: Responsible Tourism- Gender inequalities in the tourism labour market
Núria Abellan Calvet, Carla Izcara Conde, Alejandra López Ballart, Marta Salvador Almela
Alba Sud Editorial
The report comprehensively reviews the current landscape of research concerning the gendered dynamics of different aspects of the tourism labour market, such as glass ceilings, the imposition of aesthetic standards for women and sexual harassment. It uses case studies which exemplify these issues in global contexts.
International Labour Organisation (ILO)
The primary goal of the ILO is to promote opportunities for women and men to obtain decent work in conditions of freedom, equity, security and human dignity.
Tourism and Gender-based Violence: Challenging inequalities
Edited by: Paola Vizcaino-Suárez, Bournemouth University, UK, Heather Jeffrey, Middlesex University, Dubai, UAE, Claudia Eger, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
Application of a gender perspective in tourism research: a theoretical and practical approach.
Cristina Figueroa-Domecq, Mónica Segovia-Perez
Journal of Tourism Analysis: Revista de Análisis Turístico
The paper aims to present a conceptual model that identifies and relates the different approaches and thematic areas in the research area of tourism and gender.
Beyond the glass ceiling: Gendering tourism management
Inês Carvalho, Carlos Costa, Nina Lykke, Anália Torres 2018
Tourism and gendered hosts and guests
Heather L. Jeffrey, (2018)
Poverty Alleviation and Women Empowerment through Tourism Development – an Explorative Study of Model Ventures
Priyakrushna Mohanty and Anu Chandran
Atna Journal of Tourism Studies 2018, Vol. 13, No. 1, 59-74 ISSN 0975-3281
Water worries: An intersectional feminist political ecology of tourism and water in Labuan Bajo, Indonesia
Cole, S. 2017
Annals of Tourism Research Volume 67, Pages 14–24
Hands Off, Pants On: Sexual Harassment in Chicago’s Hospitality Industry
UNITE 2016 Unite Here Local 1
Guía didáctica turismo responsable y sostenible en Andalucía el desarrollo del turismo desde el enfoque de género
CIC BATA, 2016
Gender equality and women’s empowerment: A critical analysis of the third millennium development goal
Kabeer, N. (2005)
1. Gender & Development, 13(1), 13–24. doi:10.1080/13552070512331332273
Women in tourism: Shifting gender ideology in the DR
Lauren N. Duffy , Carol S. Kline Rasul A. Mowatt H. Charles Chancellor 2015
Mitigating Gender Inequality in Rural Regions: The Effects of Tourism Employment in Namibia
LILA KUMAR KHATIWADA1 and JULIE A. SILVA 2015
International Journal of Tourism Research, Int. J. Tourism Res., 17: 442–450. DOI: 10.1002/jtr.2010
Negotiating gender and tourism work: Women’s lived experiences in Uganda
Tourism and Hospitality Research 2014, Vol. 14(1–2) 27–36
Tourism’s Dirty Secret: The exploitation of Hotel Housekeepers
Oxfam Canada, 2013
Tourism as an Opportunity: Best Practices in Sustainable Tourism from a Gender Perspective
Lucy Ferguson, Daniela Alarcón, 2011
Case Studies from Bolivia, Nicaragua, The Gambia, Morocco and Senegal.
Lucy Ferguson, Daniela Alarcón , Spain 2011
Global Report on Women in Tourism: Beyond Compliance Hotels modern slavery report
Promoting Women’s Empowerment Through Involvement in Ecotourism: Experiences from the Third World
Regina Scheyvens (2000)
Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 8:3, 232-249, DOI: 10.1080/09669580008667360
Equality in Tourism Resources.
Many organisations and individuals from a range of sectors are working to develop and share knowledge, ideas and good practices and in other ways promote our shared vision of gender equal within tourism. Below is a list of organisations that we have had some contact with and/or collaborated with in some way to advance the cause. The list will doubtlessly grow over time as more organisations add their voices.
International Campaigning Organisations
AWID: Association of Women In Development
AWID is a global, feminist, membership, movement-support organization working to achieve gender justice and women’s human rights worldwide.
Gender and Development Network (GADN)
GADN is a network of UK-based NGOs and leading experts working with partners worldwide to put gender equality and women’s rights at the heart of international development.
Gender Responsible Tourism (GRT)
GRT promotes women’s empowerment and responsible tourism through lobbying and media platforms, as well as through its website which provides information about women-led tourism enterprises and initiatives in destinations across the globe.
Human Rights Round Table
Supporting companies in their effort to implement a strategy for human rights due diligence.
An international trade union it organizes and fights for the rights of workers across the food chain. It champions women’s equality from the fields to factories to hotels, restaurants and fast food chains.
Transforming Tourism Initiative
Demanding stronger dialogue and involvement of civil society organisations, people´s movements and affected population in tourism decision making – locally as well as globally.
Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO) is a global network focused on empowering the working poor, especially women, in the informal economy to secure their livelihoods.