To Eduardo Bustelo: You Will Always Be Near


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Today we received the very sad news that Eduardo Bustelo, my good friend and extraordinary colleague, passed away. I am writing this note without believing that this news it true.  I have been incredibly lucky to know Eduardo and to have worked together with him for a long time – 25 years to be exact.

Eduardo was a great, amazing and creative thinker. He was the quintessential innovative contributor and activist for a better society. He was a person who spent his life moving ideas into action.

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Protection for Children and Families


pobrezaOn May 20th, 2014, Equity for Children, in conjunction with the Observatory on Latin America (OLA) and Development Thought and Policy, hosted a special panel discussion on Social Protection for Children and Families in anticipation of the July 2014 release of the next Human Development Report (HDR) from United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Read more…


CROP Scientific Commitee Meeting


CROPSC2014On June 30 and July 1, 2014, the CROP secretariat gathered the members of the CROP Scientific Committee in Bergen for a meeting with an extensive agenda to cover. As part of the topics discussed the committee worked on strategic issues such as CROP Strategic Plan and CROP Communication Plan 2015-2020.Read more…

Approaches to Equity: Nonet T. Sykes, The Annie E. Casey Foundation


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Nonet T. Sykes from the The Annie E. Casey Foundation speaks to us about race equity as it relates to children, communities and how it contributes to societies overall inequity. She also shares with us the success The Annie E. Casey Foundation has had with The Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative which focuses on children in juvenile institutions. Read more…




Approaches to Equity: Margaret Hempel, Ford Foundation


Hempel-photo-150x150Margeret  Hemple from The Ford Foundation, discusses equity regarding fair access to resources regardless of race, gender or class.  She elaborates oh how her foundation works to target the most marginalised in communities, including the youth who are often excluded in important decision making regarding factors that directly affect their lives.Read more…


CROP International Studies in Poverty Prize 2014

Deadline: August 31, 2014
CROP in cooperation with Zed Books, requests entries for the CROP International Studies in Poverty Prize 2014.

Bienal Latinoamericana en Infancia y Juventudes

November 17-21.
Manizales, Caldas Colombia.
Deadline for Proposals: May 15, 2014.


2013 ECLAC Report: Social Panorama of Latin America

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.

Paper: ‘The State of the Poor: Where Are the Poor, Where Is Extreme Poverty Harder to End, and What Is the Current Profile of the World’s Poor?’

Although the world witnessed an unprecedented pace of poverty reduction over the last decades, reducing the number of people living in extreme poverty by more than 700 million, approximately 1.2 billion people remained entrenched in destitution in 2010. 

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.