This year’s 25th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child sets the stage for celebration and critical reflection:
- What does it mean for children to grow up in unequal societies and poverty?
- How are children’s lives changing at the beginning of the 21st century?
- And what interventions and policies have the potential to fulfill their rights and to leave no child behind?
In 2013-2014 Equity for Children (EFC) undertook the “Approaches to Equity” project, a study of major stakeholders in the Post-2015 Millennium Development Goals conversation. The project uncovers perspectives about the concept of equity among leading global practitioners, foundations, NGOs and philanthropists. By analyzing key institutional reports and conducting interviews with senior professionals in policy programming and research, the EFC assembled points of consensus and common understanding around the question: How is equity perceived by the international development community and what does equity mean going forward?Read more…
On September 22, 2014, Equity for Children participated in a panel discussion as part of the 69th General Assembly of the United Nations in New York, discussing how the Post-2015 framework and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) can address inequalities and the needs of the most vulnerable. The event was co-sponsored by Child Fund Alliance, Save the Children, SOS Children’s Villages, World Vision, UNICEF, Plan International. It was hosted by the Permanent Mission of Ecuador to the United Nations. Read more…
Early Childhood Development and the Post-2015 Development Agenda: A Solution to Reducing Poverty and Inequality
On September 23, 2014, Equity for Children’s Director of Programs and Research Günay Salazar participated in UNICEF’s “Breakfast of Champions for Early Childhood Development” during the 69th Session of the United Nations General Assembly. A highlight of Equity for Children’s involvement in the breakfast was Günay Salazar signing the commitment to Early Childhood Development (ECD).
Over 170 high-level individuals attended, including President of Chile Michelle Bachelet, leaders from four United Nations organizations, eight country ministers, the first ladies of Colombia and Honduras, 10 Permanent Representatives to the UN, prominent academics, media and company executives.Read more…
Dr. Gro Therese Lie discusses early childhood development and shares her extensive experience in this field with Equity for Children. Dr Lie is is a professor at the Department of Health Promotion and Development at the University of Bergen.For the last ten years she has been the leader of the multidisciplinary research group ‘Multicultural Venues of Health, Gender and Social Justice; Applying Local Cultural Perspectives on Global Social Challenges’. Read more…
November 5, 2014. 6:00pm -8:00pm
The New School, 66 West 12 Street
Orozco Room, 7th Floor. New York City
The Institute of Medicine and National Research Council, in partnership with Fundação Maria Cecilia Souto Vidigal in São Paulo, Brazil, is pleased to announce a new workshop on Scaling Investments Program for Young Children Globally: A Workshop on Evidence from LAC and Other Developing Regions .
November 11, 2014 (7:00 AM Eastern)
São Paulo, Brazil
Manizales, Caldas Colombia.
Deadline for Proposals: May 15, 2014.
The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s latest KIDS COUNT® policy report, The First Eight Years: Giving Kids a Foundation for Lifetime Success, presents a strong case for investing in the early years of a child’s life.
NEW YORK, 4 September 2014 – The largest-ever compilation of data on violence against children shows the staggering extent of physical, sexual and emotional abuse — and reveals the attitudes that perpetuate and justify violence, keeping it ‘hidden in plain sight’ in every country and community in the world.
The annual Human Development Report, launched by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on the 24 July of 2014 in Tokyo, warns that 2.2 billion people live in poverty or risk falling into poverty. Life cycle vulnerability receives particular attention in this report. The report calls for stronger and timely policies for social protection and universal provision of basic social services.