Greetings from EQUATIONS!

We write to share with you our response to the statement made by Mr. Jaitely on Delhi gang rape as a small incident causing loss to tourism and concerns over women issues in tourism. A few months back, we have launched a signature campaign demanding systemic engagement on women issues in tourism and shared our concern with the Ministry of Tourism, Ministry of Women and Child Development, National Mission for Women Empowerment and National Commission for Women. The same can be viewed at

The statement made by Mr. Jaitely reiterates the need to highlight such issues in the public domain. Find attached the statement we have sent to Mr. Jaitely, Ministry of Tourism and Ministry of Women and Child Development. 


Equitable Tourism Options (EQUATIONS) is a research, campaign and advocacy organisation. We study the social, cultural, economic and environmental impact of tourism on local communities. Our work on women and tourism examines ways in which women can have greater access, control and ownership over livelihoods and natural resources as well as access to the benefits in the context of tourism. For more information on our work, please visit or write to us at

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