Global Days of Action #TaxJustice for Women’s Rights!

Published on 
02/03/2017

The Global Alliance for Tax Justice, our members and partners including international women’s rights groups and global trade unions are proud to be taking action to advance tax justice for women’s rights.    JOIN US!

1. WHAT CAN YOU DO?

  • Start planning your creative actions to promote #TaxJustice for Women’s Rights in the Global Days of Action, 8-24 March 2017!
  • Join with women’s rights, trade union and tax justice groups in your country to understand the issues and plan joint work together.
  • Send letters and ask to meet with your national government and UN representatives to explain why we need tax justice to ensure gender justice. See the suggested ADVOCACY MESSAGES.
  • Begin contacting your government representatives who are attending the annual UN Commission on Status of Women, 13-24 March in New York. Explain why tax justice is needed to deliver on the UNCSW theme of “Women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work.”
  • Share the word through social media:    #IWD2017   /   #taxjustice    /    #womensrights    /    #UNCSW17
  • Let us know what you’re doing! We’ll promote your activities and suggest connections to build impact. Please fill out this SUBMIT EVENT form found at bottom of the Calendar page
  • Also please send your event details, news, photos, videos, and social media links to MarieTeresa (GATJ), or Bridget (ActionAid)

2. KEY DATES

  • International Women’s Rights Day, Wed. 8 March 2017 – Join people around the world as we launch the Global Days of Action for #TaxJustice for Women’s Rights, and call on our governments to stop the global scandal of corporate tax dodging, end illicit financial flows, and transform inequitable fiscal policies in order to fund and fulfill women’s rights.
  • Follow up with your government representatives who are attending the annual UN Commission on Status of Women, 13-24 March in New York. Explain why tax justice is needed to deliver on the UNCSW theme of “Women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work.”
  • Wed. 15 March – ActionAid International will release a new report on macroeconomics and violence against women. Watch for and share the report. Attend the UNCSW parallel event 15 March @ 8.30am, Church Center of the United Nations, New York.
  • Thurs. 16 March @ 6.15pm – participate in the ‘#TaxJustice for Women’s Rights’ forum, Hardin Room, Church Center of the United Nations, New York. This UNCSW parallel event is jointly hosted by the Global Alliance for Tax Justice, Global Unions, Association for Women's Rights in Development, Center for Economic and Social Rights, Oxfam, ActionAid, Tax Justice Network, Christian Aid, National Taxpayers Association Kenya.
  • World Water Day, Wed. 22 March 2017 – stand in solidarity with Public Services International members. Tell our governments to ensure the Human Right to Water is realised through universal access to public water services that boost women’s health and economic independence.

3. WHAT'S AT STAKE? Click here.

Additional FACTSHEET "7 Reasons Why We Need #TaxJustice for Women’s Rights" click here

 

4. ADVOCACY MESSAGES   Click here.

5. CAMPAIGN RESOURCES

Action ideas                       Send a letter or set up a meeting with your government representative, hold creative public actions, photo stunts, flash mobs, public talks, film screenings, information leafleting, social media photo petition etc.

Advocacy messages       Click here for PDF

Background resources  GATJ Resources page* > search by tags such as ‘Gender & Tax’

Fact sheets                        Why we need a Global Tax Body

Hashtags to use               #TaxJustice    |    #IWD2017    |    #womensrights    |    #UNCSW17

Graphics                            Coming soon - Social media photo petition templates (various languages) & more campaign templates

*Check this section regularly as more tools & resources are added

6. EVENTS CALENDAR  & Submit your Event here!

                                 

ORGANIZING TEAM

The #TaxJustice for Women’s Rights Global Days of Action campaign is an initiative of the Global Alliance for Tax Justice, GATJ Tax & Gender and Global Action working groups, and committed partners including the Global Unions, Association for Women's Rights in Development, Center for Economic and Social Rights, ActionAid, Christian Aid, Oxfam, Tax Justice Network.

For more campaign info or to join a working group, please contact:

GATJ Campaign & Communications team: Marie & Teresa

GATJ Tax & Gender working group co-facilitators: Bridget Burrows | Caroline Othim

Art ©Favianna Rodriguez

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