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: Virginia Morrow, Deputy Director, Young Lives , University of Oxford

gmarrowVirginia (Ginny) Morrow is Deputy Director and Senior Research Officer for Young Lives in the Department of International Development at the University of Oxford. She is an expert on ethics and methods of research with children. She is an expert on ethics and methods of research with children. Ginny previously ran the MA in Sociology of Childhood and Children’s Rights at the Institute of Education
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Interview: Paul Dornan, Senior Policy Officer,Young Lives, University of Oxford

Paul-Dornan-Young-LivesPaul Dornan is Senior Policy Officer for Young Lives in the Department of International Development at the University of Oxford. Paul’s role is to work with researchers and policy staff across the study, and to engage with policy communities to develop the Young Lives evidence base and arguments in order to ensure these are relevant and effectively communicated to influence policy debates. Read more…

Interview: Christian Salazar, Deputy Director, Programmes,UNICEF


ChristianUNChristian Salazar is  UNICEF’s Deputy Director for Programs. In the Program Division he  is responsible for UNICEF’s Strategic Plan, research and knowledge management, as well as for the post-2015 debates. Christian also leads UNICEF’s global technical support to humanitarian action and programming in fragile contexts. In this interview, Christian discusses UNICEF’s main concerns for children’s wellbeing in the next decade  Read more…

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…


Bienal Latinoamericana en Infancia y Juventudes

November 17-21. Join our streaming
Manizales, Caldas Colombia.

Call for Papers: “Fun with Dick and Jane: Gender and Childhood”

A call for papers is being issued for a Gender Studies Conference at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana entitled, “Fun with Dick and Jane: Gender and Childhood,” is being issued with proposals due on May 1, 2014.


The Convention on the Rights of the Child

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.

Working for the Few: Political Capture and Economic Inequality

Nearly half the world’s wealth is owned by 1 percent of the global population, and such extreme economic inequality poses a threat to democratic processes and could lead to social instability, a report from Oxfam International finds.

Young Lives Working Paper 99: ‘Intergenerational Relationships and the Life Course: Changing Relations between Children and Caregivers in Ethiopia’

Drawing on three rounds of survey and qualitative data collected by the Young Lives study in Ethiopia among children born in 1994-95 and their caregivers, this paper investigates intergenerational relationships by means of the life-course perspective.

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.