The national context in Argentina:

In Argentina, attention needs to be focused on the most vulnerable groups in the country: those disadvantaged or in a situation of social, economic or cultural disadvantage. Among those groups are distinguished: Poor women that are heads of households. They are women with dependent children with very low incomes, working in marginal occupations in the formal sector or the informal sector.

Another group is migrants from neighbouring countries, especially from women who, in addition to their vulnerable migrant status, have been added to the poverty, which makes them three times as vulnerable by women, migrants and other vulnerable groups.

Another vulnerable group is informal sector workers, who work in the following sectors precarious conditions with low wages and no protection whatsoever.

Another group facing disadvantages is the population of native (indigenous) peoples who make up the most unprotected sector, victims of abuse and helplessness.

Another group, children and young people from poor households, are also especially important, as they are often victims of drug traffickers who use them for retail sales and other marginal practices of the law.

Social Protection: There is a relatively wide coverage of social protection thanks to the the previous government that extended the pension system and the protection of poor women. Unfortunately, the current government is dismantling this progress by condemning the old and new poor women to homelessness.

Tax justice: We have an unfair and regressive tax system that falls on the lowest classes and the poor population and favors the richest; it does not condemn the great tax evaders and money launderers.

Democracy and the participation of women and marginalized people: Women have succeeded in progress in political participation but not the same in the labour market as in other countries. Women are victims of violence and sexism. One woman per day dies a victim of gender-based violence. The poorest do not have access to representation because the system is controlled by party bureaucracies.

Thematic focus

  • Tax justice
  • Social Protection

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