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  • End Austerity: There Are Alternatives
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    Activity Date: Friday, February 16, 2024 - 10:00 UTC
    Duration: 0 min
    Brief Description:

    Today, more than 6 billion people are suffering from austerity, so-called “fiscal consolidation” according to a recent study by the EndAusterity Campaign. We demand that governments immediately stop harmful public budget cuts in essential areas like education, health and social protection, and halt damaging reforms such as the privatization of public services and social security rights, which are exacerbating gender inequality, as women are the shock absorbers due to the subsidy they provide to the global economy through their unpaid domestic and care work. Instead of austerity cuts/reforms, governments must seek new sources of fiscal space such as progressive taxation, fighting illicit financial flows, debt cancellation and other financial options to meet their Human Rights obligations and achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

    Language(s) of the Activity: English
    Proponent Organizations:
    Others Proponent Organizations:

    Financial Transparency Coalition (FTC), Centre for Economic and Social Rights (CESR), Oxfam

    How to get in touch and participate in activity?:

    iortiz@globalsocialjustice.org

    Related information (links to videos, initiatives, websites, pads...):

    To endorse the Kathmandu Statement to End Austerity, directly fill out the endorsement form below:
    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeVXXQ3_FfiQbjcigf3vNWbQs4Ax7Yv...

    Please visit our website and join the End Austerity Campaign:
    https://endausterity.org/

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    Thematic space(s) of the activity: 1. Economic Alternatives of Peoples and Socioeconomic Justice
    Modality: Presence-based Activity (100% presential)