Advancing the Urban Agenda: Including Youth and Child Citizens

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High level researchers, local government representatives, multilateral agency  directors, and foundation representatives from more than 10 countries discussed how to improve public policy and urban design to ensure quality early childhood development in cities. Read more… 


Urban Inequities and Children Conference, April 28-29, 2016

Drawing 2On April 28-29, 2016, Equity for Children hosted a conference at The New School to address key inequities affecting children in cities. Read more… 








Interview with Benita Miller, Executive Director, NYC Children’s Cabinet

Benita MillerBenita Miller, Executive Director of the New York City Children's Cabinet, discusses the work, impact and challenges of the Cabinet. Read more…

Youth Lawsuit Against the U.S. Federal Government Moves Forward

unnamedEquity for Children’s partner, Our Children’s Trust, wins an incredible victory in their landmark lawsuit against the U.S. government. Read more…







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Child Poverty and Social Protection in Western and Central Africa Workshop

Children in AbujaThis May 23-25 workshop in Abuja, Nigeria, will examine trends of child poverty, social protection and policies that can help reduce child poverty, improve well-being, and address inequities in Western and Central Africa. Read more…





“Latin America United States: Bridges of Understanding” – May 25, 26, 2016, The New School, New York

The Symposium CLACSO-OLA/The New School will convene researchers and research groups from Latin America, the Caribbean, the United States and Canada to share knowledge and to network.

“Child Poverty and Social Protection in Western and Central Africa” – May 23-25, 2016, Abuja, Nigeria

Equity for Children, UNICEF, the Comparative Research Programme on Poverty (CROP), the International Labour Organization (ILO), and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) are organizing a workshop entitled "Child Poverty and Social Protection in Western and Central Africa" on May 23-25, 2016 in Abuja, Nigeria.

“Adolescence, Youth and Gender: Building Knowledge for Change” Conference, 8-9 September 2016, University of Oxford, UK

This two-day international conference, organized by Equity for Children partner Young Lives, will promote dialogue and critical reflection on the latest evidence, current paradigms, concepts and approaches to adolescence, youth and gender in international development and consider the implications for policy and programming.


“What Is Essential Cannot Be Invisible to the Eye: Poverty and Childhood in Latin America”, A Publication Co-Edited by Equity for Children

The book advances the debate on poverty in Latin America, particularly with regards to childhood and adolescence, within the current global discussions about justice, freedom, citizenship, identity, participation and peace.

“How is Child Care Quality Measured?” A Recent Publication Co-Authored by Florencia Lopez Boo

Florencia Lopez Boo, Senior Social Protection Economist, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), and presenter at Equity for Children's April 2016 Urban Inequities and Children Conference, co-authored How is Child Care Quality Measured.

“Young People Speak Up About Climate Change”: An Equity for Children Program

In November 2015, Equity for Children launched a new program area on Climate Change, Children and Young People. Watch a short video on young activists speaking up about climate change.

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.