Nepal: "Interaction programme" with Parliamentary Committee on Tax & Gender
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The All Nepal Women's Association (ANWA) and Alliance for Tax and Financial Justice Network-Nepal organised an interaction programme with the Honorable Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on "Tax for Women" on 29 March 2019. The main objective of the programme was to give conceptual clarity on the link between tax and gender issues.
During the meeting, the Members of the Parliament discussed with social activists and a group of charter accountants the issues of tax and budget. There was enthusiasm on discussion on the taxation patterns as well as on the advantages and disadvantages of improving the tax system in Nepal.
Ms Sharmila Karki, ANWA member, and Sujita Shakya, Member of Parliament, coordinated the interaction programme and specifically pushed for the tax justice and gender agenda throughout programme. Dr Keshab Kahdka from Alliance for Tax and Financial Justice Network, Nepal was one of the speakers of the programme.