Can a bullish industry such as tourism have a negative effect on the women in society? To understand the problems faced by women in the tourism industry, the Indian Association of Women’s Studies (IAWS) and Equations organised a one-day seminar on the topic on Friday in the city. According to Shaila D’souza, regional coordinator of IAWS, the point of the seminar was to look at tourism from a gendered perspective.
“We are trying to understand the role played by women in the tourism industry in both the formal and informal sector and the problems that they face,” she said. And some of the problems range from inequality in workplace, to even being displaced.
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