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The Bumpy Road to Addis (FfD3): What’s at Stake for Women’s Rights

With only a few days until the Third International Conference on Financing for Development (FfD3) starts on July 13th in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa, and governments at the UN headquarters in New York are still locked in negotiations on the outcome document. In the midst of this uncertainty, one thing is certain - what is finally agreed in Addis will impact how the next fifteen years of development financing are shaped, including financing for women’s rights, gender equality and the sustainable development goals (SDGs), to be agreed on September 2015 at the UN General Assembly.

Source: AWID

Webinar: Tax Justice and Women's Rights

In June 2015, four expert panelists talked about gender bias in taxation and the incidence of VAT on poor women. Over 100 women’s rights and feminist activists participated in  the discussion.

Join the Global Week of Action for Tax Justice!

Tax justice could help improve our world for the better, so it’s time we demand that multinationals pay their fair share in tax and help contribute to society. We’re holding a week of events to push tax justice to the forefront of the global agenda: we can all help to ensure global tax systems become more fair.

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Join the Global Week of Action for Tax Justice!

Tax justice could help improve our world for the better, so it’s time we demand that multinationals pay their fair share in tax and help contribute to society. We’re holding a week of events to push tax justice to the forefront of the global agenda: we can all help to ensure global tax systems become more fair.

Source: Global Alliance for Tax Justice Read more

Join the Global Week of Action for Tax Justice!

Tax justice could help improve our world for the better, so it’s time we demand that multinationals pay their fair share in tax and help contribute to society. We’re holding a week of events to push tax justice to the forefront of the global agenda: we can all help to ensure global tax systems become more fair.

Source: Global Alliance for Tax Justice Read more

Finance and development summit should be opportunity for economic justice, not corporate profits

For economic justice to be realized, the current draft outcome (released on May 7th 2015)  proposed towards this high level conference needs to change to be transformative and work towards redressing the imbalances between corporate and public power, as well as inequalities resulting from  ‘North – South’ relations.

Source: AWID via RightingFinance

Speech At Informal Interactive Hearings On The Road To FfD3

Anne Schoenstein from the Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID) spoke as member of the Women’s Working Group on Financing for Development (WWG on FfD) at the Informal Interactive Hearing for Civil Society in preparation for the Third International Conference on Financing for Development July 2015. Input to Roundtable Discussion 3: Systemic issues, including global economic governance and external debt.

Source: AWID

Challenging the Power of the One Percent

When you are faced with the task of moving an object but find it is too heavy to lift, what is your immediate and most natural response? You ask someone to help you lift it. And it makes all the difference.

And so in the face of unprecedented economic, ecological and human rights crises, we should not hunker down in our silos, but rather join together and use our collective power to overcome the challenges.

Source: AWID via IPSNews

Beyond Investing in Women and Girls: Mobilizing Resources

An in-depth look at the funding landscape for women’s rights and the powerful impact of resources in the hands of women’s organizations.

Beyond Investing in Women and Girls: Mobilizing Resources

An in-depth look at the funding landscape for women’s rights and the powerful impact of resources in the hands of women’s organizations.