Join this important discussion on how we can achieve gender justice along with tax justice. The growing misuse of tax cuts, combined with austerity and privatization measures, is undercutting women’s progress toward economic and social equality. The resulting drop in tax revenues is used to justify cutting vital public services, jobs, and sustainable development funds. Around the world, the tax burden is being shifted from progressive taxes on corporate income to regressive consumption taxes (VAT/TVA) paid by common people. The rich are getting richer by designing and exploiting the loopholes of tax cuts, tax holidays, and tax havens. Women, particularly poor and indigenous women, are paying the heaviest price for these misguided policies. Girls’ education in particular has suffered from the proliferation of privatized schools. Presented by ActionAid together with Global Alliance for Tax Justice [Tax Justice Network–Africa, Red de Justicia Fiscal de América Latina y el Caribe, Asian Tax & Fiscal Justice Alliance, North America (Canadians for Tax Fairness/ Fact Coalition/TJN-USA), Tax Justice Europe], RightingFinance, AWID, Eurodad, Oxfam, Christian Aid, Public Services International, Tax Justice Network, KEPA, Global Progressive Forum and more partners.
Aug 11 2016 13:00 - 15:30
SpeakersVictorine Djitrinou, ActionAid International