Why Illicit Financials Flows are a feminist issue
AWID is proud to announce the release of a new brief on the impacts of international illicit financial flows (IFFs) on gender, economic and social justice.
Study of the disproportional gender impact
In the first instance, this brief provides feminist and gender justice advocates with initial analysis and reflection, to understand Illicit financial flows, the context in which they operate and their social and gendered impact.
We grapple with the fact that economic and financial policies, including those that sustain IFFs, are never gender neutral, rather they are tools to sustain and increase the power of global elites.
Demanding transparency and corporate accountability
This brief is a tool for gender justice activists to advocate for stricter financial regulation, and an end to corporate privileges that are detrimental to people and planet. It also offers initial policy recommendations to support feminist and gender justice organizations, as well as policy-makers, in influencing relevant decision-making spaces or to potentially complement and deepen the already existing engagement and positions.
The brief explores six major impacts of IFFs on gender justice and offers a set of seven policy asks as a contribution to growing advocacy efforts.