For equality and the economy: Exploring the Gender Dimensions of Timor-leste’s tourism sector

This report explores Timor-Leste’s tourism industry from a gender perspective, analysing the links between the global findings and the emerging tourism industry in Timor-Leste, as well as examining the local context and challenges. It makes recommendations to empower women in the areas of Representation and Leadership, Education and Training, Institutional Gender Mainstreaming, and Gender-responsive Policies and Environment within the industry. In Timor-Leste, Women make up the majority of the tourism workforce. Hence, developing tourism opportunities throughout the territory can positively address gendered disparities in decent work and impact women's opportunities outside the capital of Dili, if gender is addressed in the formal planning and development of the tourism industry.

UN Women through its Women’s Economic Empowerment Programme, is working with other tourism stakeholders to promote and support new opportunities for tourism development that includes decent work for all, and in particular for women.

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Bibliographic information

Geographic coverage: Asia and the Pacific; Timor-Leste

Subject area(s): Economic empowerment

Resource type: Research papers

Publication year: 2021

Number of pages: 40