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UNWTO launches online gender equality training course

By Maria Diamond
21 January 2023   |   3:14 am
To put women empowerment at the heart of tourism development, UNWTO in collaboration with the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit...

To put women empowerment at the heart of tourism development, UNWTO in collaboration with the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and United Nations Women has launched a free online training course on gender equality.
   
The course, which is available through atingi.org, is part of the pioneering ‘Centre Stage’ project, which is putting women’s empowerment at the heart of tourism development. Aimed at National Tourism Administrations, tourism businesses, tourism students and civil society organisations, it focuses on the importance of gender equality, why women’s empowerment matters and what steps can be taken to advance diversity and inclusion efforts across the sector.
  
According to UNWTO Secretary General, Zurab Pololikashvili, “Education is key to reimagining the future of tourism and although our sector employs a huge number of women, equality still seems a long way off. This is why we call on all tourism businesses and organiations to use this free course to train their staff and help us to ensure that tourism continues to be at the forefront of gender-equality efforts.”
  
The training course can be taken for free at any time in English, Spanish, Arabic, French and Russian on atingi.org. Users are issued with a certificate upon successful completion of the course. For more information, contact: centrestage@unwto.org.

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