For the Public Services International (PSI) and its partners, the fight against corporate theft and the call to an end illicit financial flows (IFFs) out of the continent of Africa has a direct relationship with the call for effective public service development and delivery, achievement of the targets of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the fight against privatization of public services such as water, health, education and energy. The campaign in the last five years have been to educate and create awareness among staff and members of affiliates, including Society Organizations. This agenda has been pushed through the various regions of PSI across the globe.
As women bears most of the negative impact of inequality, poverty and poor public services, PSI together with its partners organized the first global meeting on tax justice for women's rights in Bogota, Colombia in June 2017. It brought together a community of women, including African women, to discuss issues of tax, human rights and women’s role in these matters. The meeting, among other things developed more than 10 recommendations for tax reforms which provide opportunity for leveraging and tackling national, sub-regional and regional tax justice campaigns focused on women. Within the same period, women at the National Tax Justice meeting organized by PSI in Nigeria, proposed the Regional Women’s Tax Justice Conference to deal with tax related challenges that are peculiar to women.
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