Release of the Urban Inequities and Children Conference Report

coverThis publication, Addressing Urban Inequities and Childhood: Advancing the Agenda for Children and Cities, is based upon conversations and discussions held at Equity for Children’s April 2016 Urban Inequities and Children Conference at The New School in New York City. During the two-day event, nearly 100 international researchers, government representatives, foundations, advocates and practitioners deliberated about underlying local challenges facing urban children from the ages of birth to five, and highlighted possible solutions.


Seventy percent of global GDP is generated in urban areas. Cities are increasingly “formidable engines to achieve development” and incubators for sustainable development, with the capacity to cultivate solutions that resolve poverty, social inequalities and even climate change. When the city becomes the space where equity is possible and children make up the majority of the urban population, then we must ask ourselves: How are children faring in their rights to the city and in their potential? Read more…

Five Recommendations to Address Inequities in Cities

wesharepicssquareTo address inequities in cities and to activate children’s voices in the urban agenda, Equity for Children proposes five recommendations, which emerged from the discussions and presentations held during the Urban Inequities and Children Conference. Read more…

Growing Up NYC: Blueprint for an equitable city

growing-up-nyc-front-3NYC is home to 3 million children and youth, including some of the country’s wealthiest and poorest children.  To better meet the needs of these diverse young New Yorkers, the city recently launched its first policy framework, Growing Up NYC. Read more…

Alberto Minujin Presents on Childhood and Urban Housing Inequality at Habitat III

alberto-at-habitat-3​Executive Director Alberto Minujin presented a report entitled Childhood and Urban Housing Inequality in Eight Latin American Countries as part of a panel organized by UNICEF. Read more… 

Interview with Florencia Lopez Boo, Inter-American Development Bank

Florencia Lopezflorencia Boo, Senior Social Protection Economist at the Inter-American Development Bank, discusses early childhood equity and access to public services for the youngest children in Latin American cities. Read more…


Invite: Advocating for Human Rights in Public Budgets – December 2, 2016, The New School, NYC

The Observatory on Latin America (OLA) of the New School is pleased to invite you to "Advocating for Human Rights in Public Budgets: A conversation with Horacio Corti, Public Defender, Judicial Power, City of Buenos Aires and Thomas Kruse, Director Global Governance, Rockefeller Brothers Fund."

Join Us: Webinar – The Global Child Poverty Challenge, December 12, 2016, 9am ET

This webinar is an opportunity to hear from several of the recent publication, The Global Child Poverty's authors who will provide a snapshot into their chapters. There will also be a chance to ask presenters questions.


Launch of the Global Coalition to End Child Poverty Website and Release of its Solution Paper

On October 17, the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, the Coalition to End Child Poverty is launching its new website and its solution paper, Putting Children First: A Policy Agenda to End Child Poverty.

“World Social Science Report 2016: Challenging Inequalities – Pathways to a Just World” Launch

The recently launched World Social Science Report 2016: Challenging Inequalities – Pathways to a Just World includes a section authored by Professor Alberto Minujin about Equity for Children research conducted on intra-urban inequities in several Colombian cities.

ChildFund Alliance Launched Child-Friendly Accountability Initiative on September 21, 2016

On September 21, 2016, Equity for Children partner, ChildFund Alliance launched “Toward a Safe World for Children: Child-Friendly Accountability and SDG Target 16.2,” an initiative that will work with and empower children to hold governments and local leaders accountable to their obligations to end all violence against children.

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.