Women and Tourism: Designing for Inclusion

Tourism for Development

This World Bank preparatory document on tourism and gender equality provides a detailed insight into the importance of gender equality advocacy in tourism development projects.

Also, this document is a guide to all operational research and a reliable source of information on what works to strengthen the role of women in the tourism sector. Many advancements have been made in empowerment of women, but women are still far from enjoying the same basic rights, privileges and benefits that men do. The phenomenon, also known as the “glass ceiling effect”, limits social mobility and access to resources, and furthermore, conditions work in higher management positions in the tourism sector.

In 2015 after adopting SDGs, the World Bank has published Gender Strategy for period 2016 – – 2030 . This strategy focuses on how the WBG can move beyond gender mainstreaming toward greater transparency on the gender-based outcomes of projects in client countries. It outlines four strategic objectives for enhancing women’s economic empowerment:

  • improving human development,
  • removing constraints for more and better jobs,
  • removing barriers to women’s ownership of and control over assets, and
  • enhancing women’s voice and agency.

To operationalize these objectives, the strategy calls for stronger research and evidence about what works for gender equality.

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This volume is a product of the staff of the World Bank Group. The World Bank Group refers to the member institutions of the World Bank Group: The World Bank (International Bank for Reconstruction and Development); International Finance Corporation (IFC); and Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), which are separate and distinct legal entities each organized under its respective Articles of Agreement. This document is strongly recommended for educational and non-commercial purposes.

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