Sign the Bogota Declaration on Tax Justice for Women's Rights!

Published on 
12/22/2017

Your organisation is invited to sign the Bogota Declaration on Tax Justice for Women's Rights today at this link.

* See the full text of the declaration at the links below.

The Bogota Declaration on Tax Justice for Women’s Rights is being launched around the world on 7 December 2017 through online platforms and at tax justice events in Argentina and Chile. This launch coincides with the annual 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence,  leading into UN Human Rights Day on 10 December. Your organisation is invited to join the Global Alliance for Tax Justice, Public Services International, Tax Justice Network, the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung and many other leading groups in supporting this declaration.

From South to North, women are largely excluded from the structures and powerful systems that dominate domestic and international fiscal policy and financial architecture. Women’s rights and tax justice communities are uniting to change this. Earlier this year in Bogota, Colombia, researchers, advocates, public service trade unionists and activists from the tax justice and women’s rights movements convened a global meeting of leading organisations and thinkers.

The Bogota Declaration on Tax Justice for Women’s Rights, a result of this convening, sets out shared values, and demands rights for women which can be realised through structural, systemic, cultural and fiscal policy changes. In light of the recent Paradise Papers and Panama Papers tax haven investigations, action for tax justice is urgently needed to end inequality. Your organisation is invited to share this vision, to sign up to the commitments of the Declaration and work with us to realise the full range of fundamental human rights for women.

Organisations are invited to sign on to the Bogota Declaration at this link

Please see the Declaration in various languages (PDFs):

                              in English                                                      بالعربية

                             en español                                                    en français

  

                             kwa Kiswahili                                               em português

#TaxJustice for Women's Rights campaign

The Bogota Declaration is an outcome document of an ongoing work on tax justice for women´s rights campaign. From 8-24 March 2017, hundreds of organizations from around the world joined together in the first ever #TaxJustice for Women’s Rights Global Days of Action. The days of action launched on International Women´s Day and coincided with the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women conference. Women’s rights, trade union and tax justice groups joined together in campaign actions in more than 35 countries.

The common demands made by these diverse groups sent a powerful united message calling on governments to fulfill their commitments to secure women’s rights and economic equality by taking action for tax justice. As a result, governments at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women committed to making tax policy more progressive to support women’s rights and public services.

Building on this campaign, the first ever Tax Justice for Women's Rights Global Convening was held in June 2017 in Bogota, Colombia and a global declaration on tax justice for women´s rights drafted. The declaration is envisioned to set the tone for the campaigns common demands to governments as well as renew our commitments to demand for tax justice for women’s rights and to act as a reference material on tax and gender.

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