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‘Approaches to Equity’ is a long-term project launched in July 2013 by Equity for Children. The core team of researchers leading the project include Executive Director Alberto Minujin, Director of Programs and Research Günay Salazar, and GPIA ’13 graduate Lauren Santorso. ‘Approaches to Equity’ aims to push forward the important agenda of children’s rights and equity, especially in light of the post-2015 Millennium Development Goals agenda. Through this ongoing project, we offer many vital resources at one glance: interviews, key documents, and abstracts from major international organizations on the topic of equity for children. We invite you to participate in this vital conversation. read more…
World Health Organization
Ritu Sadana discusses various definitions of equity embraced by the World Health Organization and the relationship of ‘health equity’ to the provision of health services.
An original abstract from Equity for Children of the World Health Organization’s definition and programmatic focus on approaches to equity.
Saraswathi Menon discusses how equity for UN Women is viewed more as a tenet of equality since it is not considered as comprehensive as issues related to equality for women.
An original abstract produced by Equity for Children of UN Women’s definition and programmatic focus on approaches to equity.
The living standards of the Afro-descendant populations in Latin America are characterized by poverty and exclusion in social and political affairs. These are determined by ethnic discrimination and structural racism. In this context, the consequences of human rights violations are especially detrimental in the periods of infancy and adolescence, even while recognizing variations among countries. read more…
On July 3, 2013, Equity for Children interviewed Angela Escallón at the ‘International Seminar on Urban Inequalities and Adolescence’ in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Ms. Escallón is the Executive Director of Fundación Corona, a civil society organization based in Colombia. In this episode of EFC Talks we learn more about Fundación Corona’s key mission and about their objective in participating in the July 3rd seminar. read more…
Applications are now being accepted for the Fall 2014 entering doctoral class. Deadline for applications is January 10, 2014. Funding is available on a competitive basis for qualified applicants. Visit the Graduate Admissions website http://gradstudy.rutgers.edu/ for details or contact Lynne Vallone Vallone@rutgers.edu. MA applications are accepted year-round on a rolling admissions basis. Applications now being sought for Ph.D. and MA programs. read more
‘The Damage Done’ Inequality, Poverty and Vulnerability 6th – 8th May 2014 Institute of Development Studies, Brighton, UK The Institute of Development Studies is convening a major international conference on the relationships between inequality, poverty, and vulnerability. Inequality has re-entered the international development debate with great energy. When there are food banks in industrialised countries, read more
On May 20-23, 2014, the 19th International Play Association Triennial World Conference will be held in Istanbul, Turkey with the theme of “Access to Play.” The conference aims to: put children’s right to play – laid down by national laws – onto Turkey’s public agenda; to ensure it is recognized as a human right taken into consideration in decision making processes; and for new academic studies to be solicited. As well as the national agenda, the conference is an international forum of exchange of ideas, knowledge and practice and will continue IPA’s focus on the recent UN General Comment on Article 31 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Sepideh Yousefzadeh’s research on multidimensional child poverty in Iran provides a quantitative empirical analysis of the multiple dimensions of poverty among children in Iran and the changes thereof between 1984 and 2009. It emphasizes the long lasting inequalities in children’s multidimensional poverty and the interpretative analysis in the research would have been impossible without taking seriously into consideration the narrative on social, political and economic changes in 25 years covered by the empirical analysis.
Only 36 percent of third graders on track in cognitive development; low-income and minority children faring even worse. BALTIMORE — 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. Decades of read more
From The World Bank’s Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Network (PREM) October 2013 | Number 125 Abstract Although the world witnessed an unprecedented pace of poverty reduction over the last decades, reducing the number of people living in extreme poverty by more than 700 million, approximately 1.2 billion people remained entrenched in destitution in 2010. read more