Women’s empowerment during the COVID19 Resources

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Women Empowerment Principles (WEPs) workshop 

The overall aim of the virtual workshop 'Applying the Women's empowerment principles in the tourism sector (WEPs) is to support private sector companies in tourism to identify concrete actions for putting their commitment to gender equality and women’s empowerment into practice. 

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The Future leaders of tourism workshops 

UNWTO and the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities of Jordan (MoTA) have organized two in-person workshops in Amman and Petra addressing the challenges and opportunities for women in tourism in the country.

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Introductory workshop on Tourism Employment Data Disaggregated by Sex 

The goal of this workshop is to become familiar with how tourism employment is measured, its complexity, and how sex – disaggregated data for tourism employment can be obtained. The participants will also have the opportunity to learn from countries that have been able to overcome barriers to achieve it. 

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Rapid Gender Assessment in tourism Workshop

The UNWTO workshop divided into two sessions provides the tools and specific steps to undertake a Rapid Gender Assessment in the tourism sector. The workshop is addressed to national and local tourism administrations and is available in English and Spanish.

In case you missed it, the workshop is available here 

Gender Mainstreaming Guidelines webinar

UNWTO held a webinar last March 16 presenting the new gender mainstreaming guidelines for tourism. Two panel discussions addressed how to effectively integrate gender equality across operations and programming in the private and public sector respectively. 

In case you missed it, the webinar is available here  
Gender-inclusive Strategy for Tourism Businesses

Gender-inclusive Strategy for Tourism Businesses

The business case for advancing gender equality are well documented. In tourism, the benefits are further amplified due to the high proportion of women working in the sector. The "Gender Inclusive Strategy for Tourism Businesses" contains tools to support private sector tourism enterprises of all types and sizes achieve effective and consistent strategies and programmes for gender equality across their operations.

Gender Inclusive Strategy for Tourism Businesses 
Gender Mainstreaming Guidelines for the Public Sector in Tourism

Gender Mainstreaming Guidelines for the Public Sector in Tourism

The Gender Mainstreaming Guidelines for the Public Sector in Tourism contain tools to support national, regional, local and other tourism institutions apply an approach to tourism planning, programming and implementation that integrates gender equality and women’s economic empowerment.

Gender Mainstreaming Guidelines for the Public Sector in Tourism  

Action Plan on Women in Tourism

Based on the findings and recommendations of the Global Report on Women in Tourism, Second Edition, UNWTO in collaboration with UN Women, the German Development Agency GIZ, World Bank Group and Amadeus has produced an Action Plan that contains a series of concrete actions for tourism stakeholders to take that would boost the sector’s empowering potential for women.

Action Plan in English 

Regional Report on Women in Tourism in the Middle East

The Regional Report on Women in the Middle East maps the participation of women in the tourism sector across the region prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. In doing so, it assesses the contribution of tourism to advancing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 5 - to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.

Regional Report on Women in the Middle East in English 
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