03/08/2017 - 03/24/2017
March 8–24, 2017
ActionAid Vietnam joins the Global Alliance for Tax Justice and member and partner organisations in countries around the world taking part in the #TaxJustice for Women’s Rights Global Days of Action, March 8 – 24, 2017. This campaign is launched today, on the occasion of International Women’s Day and continues through to the end of the annual UN Commission on the Status of Women intergovernmental meeting.
“The rights of women and girls around the world are being threatened by discriminatory global, regional and national tax policies” says Ms. Hoang Phuong Thao, AAV Country Director. “In Vietnam and many countries, current laws and practices enable multinational corporations and the very rich to, in many cases, get away with not paying their fair share of tax. This denies our national budget of a key source of funding for public services.”
Ms.Hoang Phuong Thao - AAV Country Director
Women and girls – especially those marginalized or living in poverty, suffer the most when public services are starved of adequate funding. Tax justice is vital to providing public services that can help reduce or respond to violence against women and girls, provide universal access to public healthcare, ensure more girls get a quality public education, and support women’s economic equality and reduce their unpaid care work.
Wednesday, 03/08/2017 | 04:54 Asia/Bangkok