On April 28 and 29, 2016, Equity for Children, in partnership with the Center for New York City Affairs, is organizing a two-day conference with the support of the Fundacion Corona, the Van Leer Foundation, the Global Urban Futures project at The New School, and the Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy.
On November 19, 2015, Equity for Children hosted an event on "Climate Change, Cities and Youth Engagement" at The New School in New York City. This seminar examined the role of young people in promoting policy action on climate change in cities.
On October 22-24, 2015, Equity for Children Executive Director, Alberto Minujin, participated in Educo’s First International Congress entitled, “The Wellbeing and Rights of Children: A Debate on Child Protection".
This report from our Coalition to End Child Poverty Partner, Save the Children, takes a look into the lives of children living in poverty in key countries around the world, highlighting what drives child poverty and why it persists, even in some of the world’s richest economies.
According to a path-breaking study commissioned by UNICEF in 2003, child poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa was extremely high. Although, the situation has since improved in many countries, given the rate of population growth, the decline is too low to make a dent in the total number of children living in poverty, contrary to the trend of adult poverty.
In November 2015, Equity for Children joined the Global Coalition to End Child Poverty. The Coalition consists of a group of child focused agencies and research organizations from different countries led by UNICEF and Save the Children.