Taxing Rural Women in Developing Countries: Best and Worst Practices
Venue 4, West 43rd street
The GATJ Tax & Gender Working Group and Feminist Legal Studies Queen's invite you to their NGO CSW 62 parallel event:
Rural women in all regions – especially in developing countries – remain disadvantaged by many discriminatory taxation and benefit laws. This session will detail how personal income tax, business and corporate income tax, consumption tax (VAT) laws and informal tax practices overtax women in paid, unpaid, and subsistence work in rural regions, and how even special business and corporate tax laws designed to support micro, small, and medium size enterprises discriminate against women and hinder their economic empowerment. There are solutions.
This event is co-sponsored by the Global Alliance for Tax Justice Tax & Gender Working Group and Feminist Legal Studies, Queen's University, Kingston, Canada.