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Prioritising Gender Equality in Tourism: Why and How

  • Published on May 10, 2022

UNEP is organising in partnership with Equality in Tourism a  webinar series on gender equality and tourism. This first event  is called Integrating gender equality in tourism operations: Why and How.  

Background information: The travel and tourism industry is one of the largest and most dynamic industries in today’s global economy and a very important employer of women, youth and minorities. However, all is not equal in tourism. From the pay, working conditions, impacts and consequences women bare an uneven and unfair burden. This seminar series will explore why and how gender equality can be integrated into tourism operations and why this is imperative for sustainable tourism.

When: 17TH May 2022

Where: 7:30 a.m. EST - 11:30 A.M. GMT - 7:30 p.m. PST

Where: Online, REGISTER HERE:

This webinar, the first in a series of three, will help you understand:

•Why gender equality in tourism matters,

•Why it is relevant to your organisation and essential to achieve sustainable tourism,

•How actions that increase gender equality are good for tourism businesses and destinations, and

•Provide you with the tools to achieve it.

Three stimulating speakers will spark discussion and a lively exchange with webinar participants:


The two other sessions will be on:

  • Tourism, Gender and Resource efficiency: mitigating climate change

June 7th 7:30 a.m. EST - 11:30 A.M. GMT - 7:30 p.m. PST

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  • Gender, Tourism and Resilience Integrating Gender into Disaster Risk Reduction

June 21st 7:30 a.m. EST - 11:30 A.M. GMT - 7:30 p.m. PST  

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