On 13-15 June, Public Services International will be hosting together with Freidrich Ebert Stiftung, the Global Alliance for Tax Justice (GATJ) and the Tax Justice Network a global meeting to discuss the little-understood and under-reported impacts of political decisions on taxation and financial secrecy on women and girls around the world. The Conference will be taking place in Bogotá, Colombia.
There’s a language of secrecy, and an industry and culture around taxation that is deliberately exclusive.
Excluded from this ‘web’ of interests are the structures that secure the rights of women. A feminist analysis can provide a much-needed underpinning within the tax and financial secrecy debate in order to expose the impact of international financial architecture, of international tax treaties and practices, and national taxation policies on the human rights of women. The absence of such analysis is problematic because the shrinking role of progressive tax laws and the growth of the secretive global financial services industry perpetuates structural failures that undercut state obligations to realise all of women’s human rights.
From South to North the women’s rights and tax justice communities, the labour union movement and civil society at large are increasingly aligned in this view; and so on June 13, 14, 15th 2017 in Bogotá, Colombia PSI will host together with Freidrich Ebert Stiftung, the Global Alliance for Tax Justice (GATJ) and the Tax Justice Network (TJN), a global meeting of leading organisations and thinkers in this space. The aim will be to establish and to confirm powerful, common positions that will underpin concerted action over the following years: to put down a marker for change, starting with a clear narrative shift.
The conference hashtags are: #TaxJustice4Women17 and #JusticiaFiscalParaMujeres17
Access the agenda here.