This month, Italy’s tourism season kicks into high gear. Florence, which receives more than 16 million tourists a year, is one of many cities to be marred by mass travel.
In the famously picturesque Piazza della Signoria, groups plod through the cobblestoned square, shepherded by flag-waving guides. Vendors peddle selfie-sticks in broken Italian. They peer, disoriented, through the teeming crowds.
But for all its bad points, tourism — which provides one out of every 11 jobs globally — remains one of the largest employers of women worldwide.
Strong concerns on 'Protection of the family' resolution at HRC 35
AWID and partners express our strong concerns about the draft resolution on the protection of the family. We are concerned that the resolution attempts to instrumentalize older persons and their rights.
AWID and other organizations
Organizing for our rights: A domestic worker in the Middle East speaks
At a time when the experiences and demands of domestic workers are often narrated by others, Beirut-based, Filipina domestic worker Ursula Cruz tells her own story.
Starting with people: a human economy approach to inclusive growth in Africa
High levels of inequality across Africa have prevented much of the benefits of recent growth from reaching the continent’s poorest people. To combat inequality in Africa, political and business leaders have to shape a profoundly different type of economy.
Microsavings and Economic Development: Women on the Path to Equality
Gender inequality is one of the underlying causes of poverty. Enhancing women’s economic empowerment is a key lever to achieve fair, sustainable and inclusive development. The work of CARE has therefore focused on the economic empowerment of women through the promotion of village savings and loan associations (VSLA).
Gender & Development: Working on Gender Equality in Fragile Contexts
This new issue looks at fragility from a gender perspective. Contributions from researchers, practitioners, policymakers and feminist activists all point to the pressing need to address gender inequality in policy and practice in fragile contexts, in order to build truly stable and peaceful environments.