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8 Mar 2016

Liz Nelson, Tax Justice Network

International Women's Day: tax justice is a feminist issue, every day

On International Women's Day, let's remember that tax justice is a feminist issue – every day...In 2014 a new network emerged, Women for Tax Justice. In our Tax Justice Focus edition (April, 2015) on gender Mae Buenaventura quantified the gender impact of tax dodging by multinationals in Asia. She also reminded us of a 'weather changing' report in 2014 by Magdalena Sepúlveda Carmona, UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty, which highlighted the importance of adopting progressive tax policies to address poverty, inequality, discrimination...In that same edition Kathleen Lahey notes that'...the negative gender effects of all existing tax, spending, and other fiscal laws should be corrected as a matter of urgency.'...