Making tax work for women's rights
In most countries across the world, essential public services like healthcare, education and clean water are mainly paid for by tax revenues. Good-quality public services are important to women for two reasons: to reduce and redistribute unpaid care and to ensure their rights are fulfilled.
Tax and women’s rights are entwined. How tax is spent and raised matters more for women than men. And there is lots of potential for tax to bring about positive change in women’s lives – at the moment, developing countries give away massive unnecessary corporate tax breaks while services that women need struggle for funding, while at the same time tax could be raised more progressively.