IORA and UN Women delivered a training course in May 2021 on Women’s Economic Empowerment in Tourism. Recordings and resources are available below.
Women make up 54% of the tourism workforce, and have felt shocks from COVID more acutely than their male counterparts. According to the UNWTO Global Report on Women in Tourism, the tourism sector can offer greater opportunities for women’s entrepreneurship than the broader economy, and that investment in skills training for women and gender equality training across the sector lead to greater outcomes for gender equality. UN Women delivered an online training course on Women’s Economic Empowerment in the Tourism Sector of the Indian Ocean Rim Region from 11-20 May 2021.
The training was run in two groups. The first group took place on 11-13 May 2021 and the second group took place on 18-20 May 2021. The trainer was Ms Lucy Ferguson, researcher and consultant in gender issues in tourism, and Co-Author of the UNWTO’s Global Report on Women in Tourism.
The objectives of the training were to enable participants to:
Resources on women’s empowerment in tourism
3. Training materials, including recommendations:
This training was provided under IORA’s collaboration with UN Women to strengthen research on women’s economic empowerment, and promote the Women’s Empowerment Principles in the region, supported through a three-year project funded by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).
The full list of activities under the IORA-UN Women partnership, supported by the Government of Australia, is available here.