The Fairwork Foundation rates and ranks the fairness of digital labour platforms. The goal of the project is to define standards for decent working conditions in the platform economy and to measure the real working conditions against these standards - also in tourism.
Too often, international booking platforms with listings in Israel and Palestine neglegt their responsibility to display the names of the location of these listings correctly and in line with international law.
Tourism is a promising sector of employment for women. However, digitalization and online booking platforms bring about new gender-specific disadvantages and challenges for women in Indonesia. Platforms need to do their part to bridge the digital divide and gender gap.
Unionist Cleve Jones explains in the interview, what kinds of discrimination LGBTQI* workers in the food and hospitality sector face every day and how they fight for equal rights.
Rika Jean-Francois is in charge of Corporate Social Responsibility at the ITB Berlin and on the Board of Directors of the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association Foundation. We spoke to her about the importance of LGBTQI* tourism to countries of the Global South.
How can LGBTQI* tourism contribute to the rights of homo- and transsexuals in travel destinations? Reflections from Cambodia, Colombia and Saudi Arabia.
Thailand is marketed as one of the world's most LGBTQI*-friendly destinations. But transsexual refugees face a different reality: a harsh and dangerous life in Thai Immigration Detention Centres.
Homosexuality is a punishable offense in Uganda. A tour operator describes his efforts to fight homophobia and discrimination of LGBTQI* persons in the country.
The Internet opens new avenues for travelling sex offenders. ‘Cyber-grooming‘ on social media enables offenders to develop contacts with children and adolescents. They win young people's trust in order to initiate sexual abuse online and may travel to meet them in person.
Human rights violations in tourism are commonplace. Be it through exploitative working conditions in hotels, the displacement of entire villages for the construction of airports or the sexual exploitation of children by travelers. Governments and tourism companies must fully respect, protect and guarantee human rights.