This year’s 25th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child sets the stage for celebration and critical reflection:
- What does it mean for children to grow up in unequal societies and poverty?
- How are children’s lives changing at the beginning of the 21st century?
- And what interventions and policies have the potential to fulfill their rights and to leave no child behind?
In 2013-2014 Equity for Children (EFC) undertook the “Approaches to Equity” project, a study of major stakeholders in the Post-2015 Millennium Development Goals conversation. The project uncovers perspectives about the concept of equity among leading global practitioners, foundations, NGOs and philanthropists. By analyzing key institutional reports and conducting interviews with senior professionals in policy programming and research, the EFC assembled points of consensus and common understanding around the question: How is equity perceived by the international development community and what does equity mean going forward?Read more…
On September 22, 2014, Equity for Children participated in a panel discussion as part of the 69th General Assembly of the United Nations in New York, discussing how the Post-2015 framework and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) can address inequalities and the needs of the most vulnerable. The event was co-sponsored by Child Fund Alliance, Save the Children, SOS Children’s Villages, World Vision, UNICEF, Plan International. It was hosted by the Permanent Mission of Ecuador to the United Nations. Read more…
Early Childhood Development and the Post-2015 Development Agenda: A Solution to Reducing Poverty and Inequality
On September 23, 2014, Equity for Children’s Director of Programs and Research Günay Salazar participated in UNICEF’s “Breakfast of Champions for Early Childhood Development” during the 69th Session of the United Nations General Assembly. A highlight of Equity for Children’s involvement in the breakfast was Günay Salazar signing the commitment to Early Childhood Development (ECD).
Over 170 high-level individuals attended, including President of Chile Michelle Bachelet, leaders from four United Nations organizations, eight country ministers, the first ladies of Colombia and Honduras, 10 Permanent Representatives to the UN, prominent academics, media and company executives.Read more…
Dr. Gro Therese Lie discusses early childhood development and shares her extensive experience in this field with Equity for Children. Dr Lie is is a professor at the Department of Health Promotion and Development at the University of Bergen.For the last ten years she has been the leader of the multidisciplinary research group ‘Multicultural Venues of Health, Gender and Social Justice; Applying Local Cultural Perspectives on Global Social Challenges’. Read more…
November 5, 2014. 6:00pm -8:00pm
The New School, 66 West 12 Street
Orozco Room, 7th Floor. New York City
The Institute of Medicine and National Research Council, in partnership with Fundação Maria Cecilia Souto Vidigal in São Paulo, Brazil, is pleased to announce a new workshop on Scaling Investments Program for Young Children Globally: A Workshop on Evidence from LAC and Other Developing Regions .
November 11, 2014 (7:00 AM Eastern)
São Paulo, Brazil
Manizales, Caldas Colombia.
Deadline for Proposals: May 15, 2014.
The 2013 Edition of the Social Panorama of Latin America presents ECLAC official measurements for the analysis of income poverty and seeks fresh approaches to poverty and well-being, placing special emphasis on multidimensional approaches.
The Convention on the Rights of the Child was adopted 25 years ago by the General Assembly in its resolution 44/25.In its resolution 68/147, the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to submit to it the present report, containing information on the status of the Convention and on issues contained in the resolution, with a focus on progress achieved and challenges in protecting children from discrimination and overcoming inequalities, in the light of the 25 years since the adoption of the Convention.
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.