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   Association for Emancipation, Solidarity and Equality of Women.

Agri-Gender Statistics Toolkit - FAO

ABSTRACT:

This publication is a methodological tool and a guiding resource prepared under the “Strengthening national capacities for production and analysis of sex-disaggregated data through the implementation of the FAO Gender and Agriculture Framework (GASF)” project, funded by the FAO / Turkey Partnership Programme (FTTP). The project was implemented from 2013 to 31 May, 2016, and targeted national statistical offices and ministries of agriculture of three countries: Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Turkey, with the overall objective to assist the beneficiaries in developing gender-sensitive statistics on the agricultural and rural sector, to assess the current status of the rural population – both women and men – and to ensure evidence-based and informed policymaking processes. The contents of the toolkit were validated at three national workshops held respectively in Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Turkey from July 2015 to April 2016.

Direct Link to Full 56-Page 2016 Toolkit:

http://www.fao.org/3/a-i5769e.pdf

http://www.fao.org/documents/card/en/c/3d19e15d-ec97-44d2-ab9d-91bd59e79e21/

Source: WUNRN - 22.07.2016

Gender & Tax Justice

By LIZ NELSON

The heart of tax injustice is gender dominance, the language of secrecy, and an industry and culture which under free-market rules has normalised the subjugation and exclusion of women.

Humanity is male and man defines woman not in herself but as relative to him; she is not regarded as an autonomous being…she is the incidental, the inessential as opposed to the essential. He is the Subject, he is the Absolute – she is the Other. Simone de Beauvoir, 1949. 

8 June 2015 - The otherness of women that Simone de Beauvoir described more than sixty-five years ago still plays out in international, global and UK economic and fiscal policy as lost opportunities, grinding poverty and premature death for millions of women and girls. The latest  edition of Tax Justice Focus is concerned with raising the visibility of gender in the context of tax justice issues.

It is important to stress that gender inequality in relation to fiscal policy and tax is not an ‘untold’ story. On the contrary feminist commentators, economists, and lawyers have been writing about these issues for many years. Among them, Diane Elson has written extensively on gender and economic policy;Kathleen Lahey has drawn up blueprints for tax policy that takes gender justice seriously; and Mae Buenaventura has campaigned to give gender justice its proper weight in both national policy-making and in the global institutions. But too often policy-makers and the experts and lobbyists on whom they depend for advice have been able to ignore this work. Back in 2007 Caren Grown and Imraan Valodia argued in Tax Justice Focus that, while some progressive regimes acknowledged the importance of gender-sensitive budgeting, there were too few examples where revenue raising initiatives articulated equality. Gender, they argued, was ‘overlooked’ in favour of administrative simplification or goals set by the institutions of financial liberalisation.

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EU - Vulnerable Social Groups in the European Union - Before & After the Economic Crisis

http://www.europarl.europa.eu/thinktank/en/document.html?reference=EPRS_BRI(2016)586605

Changes in family structure mean that the number of single parents, especially single mothers, has increased in recent years. These parents struggle to achieve a work-life balance on account of their multiple obligations, and as a group they are also suffering from the effects of the crisis.

Direct Link to Full 8-Page European Parliament Document:

http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/etudes/BRIE/2016/586605/EPRS_BRI(2016)586605_EN.pdf

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