Protection for Children and Families

On May 20th, 2014, Equity for Children, in conjunction with the Observatory on Latin America (OLA) and Development Thought and Policy, hosted a special panel discussion on Social Protection for Children and Families in anticipation of the July 2014 release of the next Human Development Report (HDR) from United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
The panel participants addressed the importance of protections during early childhood, cash transfer programs and some of the challenges faced by social protection planning.


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CROP Scientific Commitee Meeting and Workshop


CROPSC2014On June 30 and July 1, 2014, the CROP secretariat gathered the members of the CROP Scientific Committee in Bergen for a meeting with an extensive agenda to cover. As part of the topics discussed the committee worked on strategic issues such as CROP Strategic Plan and CROP Communication Plan 2015-2020.Read more…                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Approaches to Equity: Nonet T. Sykes, The Annie E. Casey Foundation


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Nonet T. Sykes from the The Annie E. Casey Foundation speaks to us about race equity as it relates to children, communities and how it contributes to societies overall inequity. She also shares with us the success The Annie E. Casey Foundation has had with The Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative which focuses on children in juvenile institutions. Read more…




Approaches to Equity: Margaret Hempel, Ford Foundation

Hempel photoMargeret  Hemple from The Ford Foundation, discusses equity regarding fair access to resources regardless of race, gender or class.  She elaborates oh how her foundation works to target the most marginalised in communities, including the youth who are often excluded in important decision making regarding factors that directly affect their lives.Read more…

Approaches to Equity: Kathy Hall, The Summit Foundation

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Kathy Hall discusses the importance of equity for the work being done by The Summit Foundation. Read more…


CROP International Studies in Poverty Prize 2014

Deadline: August 31, 2014
CROP in cooperation with Zed Books, requests entries for the CROP International Studies in Poverty Prize 2014.

Bienal Latinoamericana en Infancia y Juventudes

November 17-21.
Manizales, Caldas Colombia.
Deadline for Proposals: May 15, 2014.


Young Lives Working Paper 99: ‘Intergenerational Relationships and the Life Course: Changing Relations between Children and Caregivers in Ethiopia’

Drawing on three rounds of survey and qualitative data collected by the Young Lives study in Ethiopia among children born in 1994-95 and their caregivers, this paper investigates intergenerational relationships by means of the life-course perspective.

Six Innovations for Ending Violence Against Girls

On Valentine’s day (V-Day) Together for Girls hosted a Twitter chat asking for innovative tactics that can end violence against women and children. The discussion revealed that approaches are evolving quickly.

Working for the Few: Political Capture and Economic Inequality

Nearly half the world’s wealth is owned by 1 percent of the global population, and such extreme economic inequality poses a threat to democratic processes and could lead to social instability, a report from Oxfam International finds.

Equity for Children is an initiative of the Graduate Program of International Affairs (GPIA) at The New School in New York City. Our organization strives to advance an agenda of social justice, human rights and social equality for children worldwide in order to strengthen children’s well being by diminishing child poverty, marginalization and inequality.