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…


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.


Children of the Recession: The impact of the economic crisis on child well-being in rich countries

The data and observations in this Innocenti Report Card reveal a strong and multifaceted relationship between the impact of the Great Recession on national economies and a decline in children’s well-being since 2008. Children are suffering most, and will bear the consequences longest, in countries where the recession has hit hardest.

Helia Molina appointed as new Ministry of Health in Chile

Equity for Children Latin America is proud to congratulate Helia Molina on her recent appointment as Minister of Health in Chile. 

Six Innovations for Ending Violence Against Girls

On Valentine’s day (V-Day) Together for Girls hosted a Twitter chat asking for innovative tactics that can end violence against women and children. The discussion revealed that approaches are evolving quickly.

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.