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March on Gender 2021: Tax and Gender

 

In tax, gender-blind is not gender-neutral: how tax policy in times of COVID-19 must consider women

Friday, 26 March 2021 | 14:00-15:30 CET

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Women are at the core of the fight against the COVID-19 crisis: they make up the vast majority of healthcare workers and shoulder much of the childcare and home schooling burden during lockdowns. And while tax policy measures play a crucial role in supporting individuals and businesses as we navigate this crisis, the gender impact of taxation is often overlooked – with serious consequences for gender equality. To ensure that the tax system does not inadvertently reinforce gender biases in society, governments need to include the impact of taxes on gender as a key policy dimension in their tax policy responses to COVID-19. When it comes to tax and gender, let's #BuildBackBetter.

 

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OECD March on Gender 2021

OECD March on Gender is a series of events, workshops, seminars, interviews and networking events – all contributing to empowering the recovery through women's leadership. A full programme of events, along with registration links and contact information, can be found on the OECD Gender Portal.

 

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