The Institute for Tourism and Development (Studienkreis für Tourismus und Entwicklung) will give the “TO DO Award Human Rights in Tourism“ 2019 to the Spanish association “Las Kellys“ at ITB in Berlin.
The association fights for the rights of chambermaids in the hospitality sector. The association has about 2.000 members already. In Madrid, a delegation of Kelly women met with former Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and got international attention. This helped them to already achieve one of their objectives: to step out of invisibility. And with their demands for better working conditions they also made their voices heard. The new socialist government has presented an action plan against exploitation at the workplace.
The “TO DO Award Human Rights in Tourism” will be awarded on 7th March 2019 at 16:30 at Palais am Funkturm on the ITB trade fair grounds.
This is an edited extract from an article first published by Ecoclub.