Campaigners call on governments to end ‘features of tax law that discriminate against women’

Taxation is of huge importance for women’s rights in developing countries because it can either increase or decrease inequality between the sexes in the way that it is raised and spent, ActionAid policy researcher Rachel Sharpe told a March 14 meeting of the Women in Tax network.

ActionAid has called on governments to “maximise available public resources, notably tax revenues, to invest in good-quality gender responsive public services that will help to end gender inequality and fulfil all women’s human rights.” Read more:

My news story for Tax Analysts, March 17 (paywall)