March 13, 2018 @ 10:30 am
Church Center for the United Nations, 10th Floor
777 United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10017
Caroline Othim
Tax and Gender Justice – Empowering Rural Women in Mining-affected Communities @ Church Center for the United Nations, 10th Floor | New York | New York | United States
Emphasizing South perspectives, this session brings together tax justice
and women’s rights activists to highlight links between gender and tax
issues—with a focus on rural women in mining-affected communities—
and to share strategies to end inequality.

World leaders have committed to reducing gender inequalities by 2030, but austerity measures, regressive tax policies and deep flaws in international financial architecture have facilitated tax dodging to the benefit of male-dominated corporations and the rich, with widespread race-to-the-bottom and tax giveaways—especially in the extractive industries, eroding domestic tax revenues and limiting funding for vital public services and social protection for rural women.