Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child – What’s next?

Advancing Equity for Children: Perspectives from the “Young Lives Study”


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On November 5th 2014, Equity for Children hosted the U.S launch of the latest findings from Young Lives, the University of Oxford program’s longitudinal study of childhood poverty followed by an vivid panel discussion with top speakers from UNICEF and UNDP and 60 invited students, researchers and practitioners from NGOs and international organizations.


The unique evidence, presented by Young Lives deputy Executive Director Ginny Morrow and senior policy researcher Paul Dornan on the fourth round of results, brought to light major lessons learned about policy and programming in the years to come.
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Interview: Rosa Gil, President & CEO,Comunilife


Dr. Rosa M. Gil is the president and founder of Comunilife  a renowned New York City housing and community project. Her past experience
includes serving as Health Policy Advisor to the Mayor and Health Administrator of New York City. In this interview she talks about the most pressing
needs of families living in poverty in New York and how policies and services can make a change. Read more…

Cómo Vamos Bogotá: Equity for Children Monitoring Social Inequities

comos vamosIntra-urban inequities, particularly within mega-cities, indelibly mark a child’s life from birth. Three out of four children in Latin America live in urban       areas and 30 percent live in a precarious situation.  Ever more important, therefore, are analyses and measures of poverty and inequality that generate       evidence about public policies to improve children’s quality of life and rights.Read more…

Care and Childhood: Practices, Opportunities and Tensions

albert coloq UNTREFAs Equity for Children we participate in the conversation and debate on these questions and are active on the debate about limitations to early   childhood care urban policy development. To address some of these issues, we share the main concepts raised in the Colloquium  Care and Childhood: Practices, opportunities and tensions[1].
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My Ideal World: Voices from Adolescents


ari2“My ideal world”  is a short video  produced for Equity for Children by 17 year old Ari Salazar from the United Nations International School in New York City. It presents the perspectives of adolescents on what they believe needs to be done to make the world an ideal place for children. Read more…


International Seminar: ‘Child Poverty, Public Policy and Democracy’ (Pobreza infantil, políticas publicas y democracia)

On February 29-21, 2014, the international seminar entitled, “Child Poverty, Public Policy and Democracy” is being organized by Equity for Children Latin America (Equidad para la Infancia), CROP, FLACSO Mexico and the Institute of Legal Research of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) in Mexico City, Mexico.

19th International Play Association Triennial World Conference

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.

Applications Open: Department of Childhood Studies at Rutgers University (MA and PhD)

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 Annie E. Casey Foundation, New Publications

New publications by The Annie E. Casey Foundations. Tools to support organization’s efforts to embed race equity within their institutions.

The Road to Dignity by 2030: Ending Poverty, Transforming All Lives and Protecting the Planet

4 December 2014 – Calling for inclusive, agile and coordinated action to usher in an era of sustainable development for all, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today presented the United Nations General Assembly with an advance version of his so-called “synthesis report,” which will guide negotiations for a new global agenda centred on people and the planet, and underpinned read more

Young Lives, New policy paper: From Infancy to Adolescence: Preliminary Findings from Round 4

Improving children’s life chances is central to development in low- and middle-income countries. Half the population of sub-Saharan Africa are aged 18 or younger, and they comprise nearly half of all people living in extreme poverty worldwide. As the largest single demographic group affected by extreme poverty, children can no longer be seen as a ‘special interest group’.

Early Childhood Matters

With the world rapidly urbanising, more and more childhoods are being lived in big cities. This edition of Early Childhood Matters brings together articles from India to the Netherlands and the United States, exploring issues ranging from playground design to the effects of noise and crowding, “public parenting” as the middle classes reclaim urban spaces, and ways to get children’s voices heard in urban design decisions.

Celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the CRC – Statement by Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children, Marta Santos Pais

New York, 20 November 2014 – Today as the world celebrates the 25th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, we reflect on its continuing relevance and how far its solemn promises are being kept.In 1989, a compelling vision for a better world for children was carefully and comprehensively set out in the Convention’s 54 articles and embraced by the international community.

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.