Public private partnerships undermine gender equality and women's rights
By Maria José Romero
With International Women’s Day and the next session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) fast approaching, now is the time to unpack how PPPs impact gender equality and women’s rights. Indeed, the risks and consequences associated with PPPs can undermine the achievement of governments’ commitments under Agenda 2030 to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including gender equality and the fulfilment of women’s rights.
Making tax work for women's rights
By Olivia Lally
Today, March 8th, marks International Women’s Day and the launch of the Global Days of Action on Tax Justice for Women’s Rights, coordinated by the Global Alliance for Tax Justice. News headlines will rightly focus on the oppression, discrimination and systemic inequalities faced by women, but one point that is often overlooked is the many ways in which the tax system, like other policies and structures, offers a transformative tool for redistribution and financing gender equity.
Taking a vital step to create an economy that serves the people and to safeguard women's rights
By Mark Perera
Austerity measures, widely implemented in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis have resulted in budget cuts to, and privatisation of, public services in many countries. These have had a disproportionate impact on women and girls, since accessible and high-quality healthcare and education – as well, for example, as improved access to water, gas, electricity and safe transport services – are all critical to advancing a gender justice agenda. In his latest blog, our Senior Networking and Advocacy Officer, Mark Perera, writes that new UN guidance can help anchor economic policy-making to universal human rights, a vital step to create an economy that serves the people and to safeguard women's rights.