Thursday, May 23, 2019

Hilton and the Global Equality Fund

This year Hilton celebrates its 100th anniversary & partnership with the Global Equality Fund (GEF) managed by the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights & Labor by calling on the travel & hospitality industry to join them as a GEF partner. Katie Fallon, Executive Vice President, Global Corporate Affairs stated, “Hilton is devoted to creating ‘Room for All’ & in conjunction with our long-standing partnership with the Global Equality Fund, we are welcoming the hospitality industry to join us in supporting the remarkable work that the Global Equality Fund does across the world.” Scott Busby, Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights & Labor at the U.S. State Department added, “Hilton’s partnership with the Global Equality Fund has helped ensure support for civil society’s efforts to promote universal human rights & fundamental freedoms. The GEF’s partners are on the leading edge of the international community’s efforts to protect & defend human rights & freedom for all people the world over & we look forward to our continued partnership with Hilton.” To inspire other companies to join, Hilton will be hosting an event with the Global Equality Fund highlighting the work of GEF supported activists & grantees. The Global Equality Fund funded by more than 25 governments, foundations & corporations & provides critical emergency, short-term & long-term assistance to advance & protect the human rights of our LGBTQ community in over 90 countries worldwide. Hilton recently received a perfect score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index.
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