Worker rights

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Exploitation of women

Exploitation of women

Gender equality is a basic human right. The promotion of gender equality and women’s empowerment is one of the Millennium Development Goals. Empowering women also has much wider socio-economic ramifications, by promoting more equal, inclusive societies and supporting economies, livelihoods ...

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Working conditions in tourism

Working conditions in tourism

Some eight per cent of the global workforce is employed in the tourism sector. However, endemic poverty, lack of opportunity, a heavy dependence on tourism to generate income plus weak adherence to international labour standards creates fertile ground for the ...

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Sun, Sand, Sea and Sweatshops

Sun, Sand, Sea and Sweatshops

Making the world’s biggest industry fair While we relax in the sunshine around the world, life is far from paradise for the waiters, cleaners, cooks, porters, drivers, receptionists and other staff working to make our holidays enjoyable. Tourism is the ...

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