Two important new resources on tax and gender


UN Women just published one of their periodic flagship reports on The Progress of the World’s Women. This edition is entitled ‘Transforming Economies, Realizing Rights’, and it includes an excellent chapter (4) on macroeconomic policy and gender equality. It’s full of strong analysis on the gendered effects of tax…

Screen Shot 2015-06-05 at 3.35.13 PM…and it illuminates the contours of a rights-based approach to tax policy, guided by the imperative to move towards substantive equality for women.Screen Shot 2015-06-05 at 2.23.33 PM

It’s great to see a UN agency heartily embracing these issues.

Secondly, Tax Justice Focus (the newsletter of TJN) – The Gender Edition includes articles by Mae Buenaventura of the Asian People’s Movement on Debt and Development, Diane Elson of the Women’s Budget Group, Kathleen Lahey of Queens University, and an interview with WfTJ’s very own Mae Hen. It’s a great read.


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