Illicit Financial Flows: Why we should claim these Resources for Gender, Economic and Social Justice

by Attiya Waris
Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID), 2017

28 pp. 3.1 MB
https://www.awid.org/sites/default/files/atoms/files/iffs-awid-brief_2017.pdf

This policy brief will explore the following three issues: 1. The basic concept of illicit financial flows (IFFs) and their disproportional gender impact, in relation to the drain in developing countries of critical resources, for the advancement of women’s human rights. 2.The current legal and political frameworks that allow multinational corporations to benefit from tax abuse to the detriment of people and planet. 3. Policy recommendations, from a feminist perspective, on how to demand transparency and corporate accountability in order to curb illicit financial flows. This brief is an invitation to advocate for stricter financial regulation, and an end to corporate privileges that are detrimental to people and planet.

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