Eurodad supports Global Days of Action on Tax Justice for Women's Rights
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Last week, Eurodad staff and board members joined tax activists across the world in calling for Tax Justice for Women's Rights as part of the Global Alliance for Tax Justice's (GATJ) global days of action.
Running from 6-17 March, 2023 marks the 7th year that GATJ has mobilised actions and this year activities were focused under two banners: "Women Demand: Tax Wealth Now!” and “Feminists for Wealth Taxes Now!”. The aim is to amplify calls for wealth taxes to be urgently adopted to advance gender equality.
During the launch event, speakers underlined the urgency to eliminate explicit and implicit biases against women of tax systems, as well as review current policies that prioritise revenue collection through indirect taxes.
by Debt Justice
At the end of 2020, the G20 created a scheme to give debt relief, including debt cancellation, not just suspension. But no debt of the four countries that have applied for the scheme has been canceled. The UK plays a vital role as 90% of bond contracts of countries eligible for the G20’s debt relief scheme are governed by English law. Now, the UK Parliament’s International Development Select Committee has called for legislation to require private lenders to take part in debt relief.
This report, written by Eurodad, looks at how debt and climate change are threatening the future of Small Island Developing States (SIDS), and suggests calls to action to help tackle these challenges.
APWLD's Financing for Development E-learning Series: Debt, Regressive Taxation and Austerity Measures
by Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD)
The APWLD E-Learning Series on Financing for Development Issues and Trends is a two-part virtual session. It aims to unpack global-level discourses as well as offer capacity building to grassroots women's organisations with knowledge and information needed to meaningfully engage with the Financing for Development Forum (FfDF) and related processes to advance a global south feminist agenda. The first session focused on the issues of debt, regressive taxation and austerity measures.
by Reality of Aid
Throughout the 30-year existence of the Reality of Aid Network, issues surrounding aid and development have evolved into a more chaotic web of complications, prompting deeper injustices and poverty. Any door of opportunity must be seized to magnify the calls of the people for rights-based, people-centered development and for quality financing in areas concerning public services and climate justice, among others. Based on this, the Reality of Aid Network has identified its three priority areas for this year.
by Action Nexus and the Women and Gender Constituency
The session analysed the climate finance outcomes of COP27, outlined the upcoming opportunities and critical issues for advocacy inside the UNFCCC and also addressed key moments outside of the UNFCCC (LDC5, FFD, IMF/WB Spring & Annual Meetings, Macron/Mottley summit) that provide opportunities for collective advocacy.
by Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID)
The Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID) has put a virtual spin on the 67th meeting of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) to connect activists from Kenya and India to explore how CSW can be a space of exclusion that is inaccessible to many in the global majority. In this recorded event, activists strategise how global spaces like CSW can be relevant to their work and what needs to change to make these spaces work for them.
Urgewald | Sassenberg or Berlin
30 March | Save the date: Reform or Regress? From the World Bank’s Evolution Roadmap to the Bridgetown Agenda
This panel will explore to what extent the World Bank’s recent ‘Evolution Roadmap’ and ‘Bridgetown Agenda’ proposals respond to the need for international financial architecture reform, specifically addressing the increasing focus on climate as a public good and the need to close the climate finance gap. The webinar aims to be a ‘fireside chat’ between the two main speakers to allow for a conversational discussion from the policy and civil society perspective.
As part of the work on New Financial Architecture and Climate, our sister network LATINDADD invites you to their second dialogue with experts who will discuss the challenges and opportunities that arise to address the climate crisis and debt problems, this time with an exclusive focus on Latin America and the Caribbean. Interpretation in Spanish and English will be available.
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