Launch of the Approaches to Equity Report


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Equity for Children initiated the Approaches to Equity study in 2013 to investigate views about the concept of equity by leaders of international organizations, foundations and research institutions.  By analyzing key institutional reports and conducting interviews with senior-level professionals of international organizations as well as researchers and foundations, the findings set the stage for a common understanding of equity and contain recommendations for policy makers, practitioners and researchers.  These stakeholder perspectives respond to the question: How is equity perceived by the international development community and what does it mean going forward? Read more…

 

 

Approaches to Equity: Dena Kimball, Executive Director of the Kendeda Fund


DenaKimballDena Kimball elaborates on why she believes cultural assumptions cause inequity particularly for young girls and elaborates about the criteria used to determine which programs The Kendeda Fund will support.  Read more…

Presentation of Save the Children’s “The Lottery of Birth” at The New School


The Lottery of BirthOn March 17 at The New School, Save the Children presented its new publication "The Lottery of Birth" launched early February, 2015. Read more…

 

 

Publication and Colloquium on Violence and Child Development


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Equity for Children and several partners participated in the November 2014, “Colloquium on Violence and Child Development” in Brazil and launched the Protection and Prevention of Violence in Early Childhood Handbook. Read more…

Protection and Prevention of Violence in Early Childhood Handbook


GuiaThis publication provides information and recommends actions that foster, support and guarantee the right of children to be protected from violence. It results from inter-sectoral cooperation between the RNPI, Equity for Children and a series of local and international partners. Read more…

Schedule


Equity for Children is Participating in the Global Partners 2015 Forum

Equity for Children Associate Director, Beatrice Mauger, will be participating in the Global Partnership for Social Accountability's Global Partners 2015 Forum on May 12-13, 2015 at World Bank headquarters in Washington, D.C. GPSA is a global partnership program within The World Bank Group.

Vatican Announces Major Summit on Climate Change

Catholic officials hosted a landmark climate change-themed conference at the Vatican on April 28. Attendees hoped to offer a joint statement highlighting the “intrinsic connection” between caring for the earth and caring for fellow human beings, “especially the poor, the excluded, victims of human trafficking and modern slavery, children, and future generations.”

Child and Family Migration to the United States: Continuing Flows and Evolving Responses – MPI Webinar

In this webinar, Migration and Policy Institute (MPI) experts discussed the shifting pattern of Central American migration and expectations for 2015; why inflows present a particularly acute policy challenge; and how states, localities, the federal  government, and other countries in the region are responding. 

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Social Accountability: What Does the Evidence Really Say? A working paper by Prof. Jonathan Fox (American University)

A working paper by Prof. Jonathan Fox (American University) explores the distinction between tactical and strategic approaches to the promotion of citizen voice to contribute to improved public sector performance. Policy discussion of social accountability initiatives has increasingly focused on questions about their tangible development impacts. The empirical evidence is mixed.

Equity for Children Featured as a Global Partner of the Global Partnership for Social Accountability, A World Bank Program

Equity for Children recently established a new partnership with the Global Partnership for Social Accountability (GPSA), a global partnership program within The World Bank Group. GPSA supports civil society and governments as they work together to solve critical governance challenges in developing countries. 

New Reports for the Post-2015 Agenda, Published by SDSN

This month the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) launched Data for Development: A Needs Assessment for SDG Monitoring and Statistical Capacity Development during the World Bank & IMF Spring Meetings as well as a revised version of its report, Financing Sustainable Development: Implementing the SDGs through Effective Investment Strategies and Partnerships, following public consultation. 

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.