Women’s Rights and Fiscal Justice

SUR 24 - v.13 n.24 • 17 - 26 | 2016

10 Pages Posted: 22 Aug 2017 Last revised: 30 Aug 2017

Chiara Capraro

Womankind Worldwide

Date Written: December 10, 2016


This article makes the case for tax policy to be considered from a human rights perspective. In a context of increasing economic inequality and austerity programmes cutting back on services and social protection measures, it is critical for human rights advocates to take up tax as an issue for the full realisation of human rights. In particular, given the gendered consequences of lack of funding to realise human rights, tax policy is of particular importance to women's rights advocates and feminists globally. Whether it is the impact of indirect taxes on women’s income, how tax policy influences labour market participation for women or the consequences for women’s rights of large scale corporate tax dodging, our advocacy would benefit from a deeper understanding of tax as human rights issue.

Keywords: Tax justice; Women’s rights; Development

Suggested Citation

Capraro, Chiara, Women’s Rights and Fiscal Justice (December 10, 2016). SUR 24 - v.13 n.24 • 17 - 26 | 2016. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3021958

Chiara Capraro (Contact Author)

Womankind Worldwide ( email )

United Kingdom

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