Approaches to Equity Executive Summary


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? Stay tuned for the launch of our full report on April 28, 2015. 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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(Photo credit: Marcos Oliveira/Agência Senado)
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…


Vatican Announces Major Summit on Climate Change

Catholic officials announced plans for a landmark climate change-themed conference to be hosted at the Vatican on April 28. Attendees hope 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 will discuss 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. 

Shifting Social Contracts – Numbers as Governance

On March 18, 2015, the Graduate Program in International Affairs organized another workshop in its seminar series on Shifting Social ContractsThis workshop included joint lectures by Professors Sakiko Fukuda-Parr and Richard Rottenburg on the growing trend of governance by numbers. 


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. 

Key Element for Success on Climate Change Mitigation at COP21 in Paris, A report by the Leadership Council of the SDSN

This working paper highlights eight key criteria for ensuring that an agreement at the COP21 in Paris avoids highly dangerous climate change. It focuses on mitigation and climate finance required in order to respect the 2°C upper limit. It also underscores that a Paris agreement will need to cover a broader agenda, including adaptation to climate change, technology transfer, accountability, transparency, differentiation, and the appropriate legal form of an agreement.

If Not Now, When? Ending Violence Against the World’s Children, A New York University Center on International Cooperation Publication

This paper has been prepared as a contribution to the debate about implementation of a new global development agenda to replace the Millennium Development Goals from 2016-2030. It focuses on the delivery of targets to end the epidemic of violence, exploitation and neglect that blights the lives of children across the world, with the greatest impacts affecting the most vulnerable.

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.