Asian tax justice alliance joins GATJ reps in Action Aid – Oxfam Tax Justice Together Campaigners’ Conference
TAFJA (through Mae Buenaventura of APMDD and Rakesh Mittal of INSAF) participated in the “Tax Justice Together” Campaigners’ Conference last 22-23 November in Warsaw, Poland. The conference is part of the Tax Justice Together project of Action Aid and Oxfam, aimed primarily at “putting tax justice at the heart of the European agenda”. We were invited as a regional alliance together with other representatives of the Global Alliance for Tax Justice (GATJ) to contribute to the following objectives of the project:
APMDD inputs tax justice lens into international workshop on social protection
"Tax justice opens concrete opportunities for claiming urgently needed resources in tax protection." This was the main message of APMDD’s contribution at the "Workshop on Expanding on Social Protection Towards Addressing Inequality and Increasing Vulnerabilities under ASEAN Integration" held in Vietnam last 13-14 October 2016.
Tax and gender justice at the 13th AWID Forum: Staking our claim in a feminist future
Bringing tax justice and gender issues to the fore, APMDD joined 1,800 women from 130 countries last September 2016 in responding to the theme “Feminist Futures: Building Collective Power for Rights and Justice”. The international event was the 13th International Forum of the Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID) held in Brazil, its flagship triennial program.
Tax justice issues in Asia highlighted in 2016 World Social Forum
APMDD led the Tax and Fiscal Justice Asia’s (TAFJA) participation in various events organized by the Global Alliance for Tax Justice and many other groups and movements as part of the 2016 World Social Forum (WSF) held in Montreal in August.