For International Women’s Day this year, our Associate, Charmarie Maegle was interviewed by TrainingAid to discuss the importance of gender equality in tourism. In the article, Gender Equality: Why Engaging More Women in Tourism Benefits Everyone, and How to Promote Positive Change, Maegle shares insights into the challenges and opportunities around the topic, and provides positive examples of […]
Gender Equality Champion of the Year: The significance of the Award for the gender equality movement.
Head judge Dr Stroma Cole and EiT Researcher Dr Yasmin Begum delve into the importance of the Gender Equality Champion of the Year Award and its wider impact on Gender Equality in Tourism…
Here at Equality in Tourism, we are excited to have launched the first award of its kind in the tourism sector: the Gender Equality Champion of the Year Award.
by Anny Andaryati North Mollo’s Mutis Mountain is the source of four major Timorese rivers, with diverse ecosystems like bonsai forests, eucalyptus woodlands and horse-grazed meadows. Ecotourism is supporting the knowledge of Timorese traditions, indigenous spirituality, guardianship of natural resources, Timorese cuisine, and tenun (handwoven textiles). In 2013, Aleta Baun won the Goldman Environment Prize […]
By Marta Salvador, Alba Sud The characteristic that joins the women in this article, and many others to whom we raise our voices this March 8, is their ability to constantly fight. This perseverance perfectly defines our protagonist: Angelina Aspuac. Angelina was born in 1977 into a Kaqchikel family of farmers in southern Guatemala, a […]
By Elisa Spampinato This is the story of the invisible traditional communities of Brazil, hidden in the Ribeira Valley. The story of brave women, empowered by their own culinary culture. In the Ribeira Valley, an area of more than ten million square miles, there are 88 Quilombolas communities, direct descendants of the former slaves taken from Africa […]
By Marta Muslin My name is Marta Muslin and I’m a 39-year-old single mother to a 13-year-old boy. I come from Manggarai, West Flores, East Nusa Tenggara. I work as a community project manager in Labuan Bajo where I’m very active in the community serving various roles: the legal division organizer for the Manggarai Raya […]
By Shyam Pokharel Samrakshak Samuha Nepal (SASANE) is a survivor-led organization that was established in 2008 under the founding principle that women survivors of human trafficking have immense potential to combat the exploitation of Nepalese women and girls and to create social change. Founded in Kathmandu and later expanding to Pokhara and ten mountain villages, […]
By Angela Hadjipateras Born in Supinho, a small rural village in the Zambezia province of North Central Mozambique, Tusha was one of 5 children. Her father abandoned the family when she was just 3 months old and her mother single-handedly supported her children through school. Like most in the village, Tusha did not complete her […]
By Evelyn Muronji Walluckano My name is Evelyn Muronji Walluckano. I’ve been working in the tourism industry for nine years, after pursuing two diplomas—in food production and in tour guiding and administration. When I enrolled in college, the ratio of men to women was 4:1 in the same course but looking at the number of […]
By Hamira Zamani-Farahani As I reflect on my life as we approach International Women’s Day, there are three women that come to mind. These women have impacted my career and personal life immensely and so it feels opportune to share how they’ve encouraged and motivated me through the years. The first is Dr. Lee Jolliffe […]
The important time of the year has come around again when all eyes are focused on the issue of equality for women – it’s International Women’s Day! This year’s theme is ‘I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights’ and here at Equality in Tourism we are once again celebrating by highlighting success stories from women […]
Written by: Danielle Banfield Some people’s dedication to making tourism more sustainable resembles a passion. Laura Vesa is undeniably one of these devoted individuals. The founding leader of Association of Ecotourism in Romania (A.E.R.), Laura focuses on creating partnerships between nature conservation associations and tourism organisations in Romania. A.E.R. has successfully undertaken several pioneering projects, such as creating […]
Written by: Eve Kanram Sangdeaun “Lek” Chailert was born in the remote village of Baan Lao, just north of Chiang Mai, Thailand. Lek learnt how to care for various animals from her grandfather at a very young age. He was a healer for the local community, who treated both people and animals, and would allow Lek to help him […]
written by: Eve Kanram Ever since the Goddesses Tyche and Cybele became guardians of the land, women have been the protectors and carriers of ancient traditions. From the clothes that they weave to the tales that they tell, it is the women that have passed down their history, generation after generation. Hazel Kara has been […]