iMatter Kids vs. Global Warming: A Case Study on Climate Change and Youth Engagement

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Over the next few months, Equity for Children will be publishing on our website a series of innovative case studies about children and youth engagement on climate change.  The case studies will explore the role of young people in promoting policy action on climate change as well as in providing solutions for greater resilience. Our first such study highlights the work of iMatter, which began as a simple presentation by a 12-year old boy, Alec Loorz, who wanted to take on climate change denial and engage other young people in demanding action.  The initiative quickly grew from school presentations and community projects to a national campaign, global youth marches and groundbreaking judicial and legal action, which has inspired thousands of young people in 43 countries to become involved. Read more…
Youth Council Member (Credit: iMatter)

Your Century! Children Teaching Children About The Environment

Your century 3Synchronicity Earth convened over 100 young people to actively explore their  relationship to the planet through encounters with environmental activists, spoken word artists, film-makers,  artists  and explorers. Read more…

“The Wellbeing and Rights of Children: A Debate on Child Protection”

Educo 1On Thursday, October 22, Executive Director Alberto Minujin addressed an audience of 300 in a keynote speech at the I Educo International Congress in Madrid, Spain.  Read more…

An Active Life: Opportunities for a Childhood in Movement

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On Thursday, October 15, experts from Argentina, Chile and Brazil met in Buenos Aires to discuss the habits of children in terms of their body and movement within the region. Read more…

Disadvantaged Children, Equity and the SDGs at the World Social Science Forum

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Executive Director Alberto Minujin participated in a panel on “Global Justice and Poverty in the Transformation of the MDGs into SDGs”  at the World Social Science Forum in Durban, South Africa. Read more…



“Climate Change, Cities and Youth Engagement” – November 19, 2015 at The New School, New York

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. 

“The Wellbeing and Rights of Children: A Debate on Child Protection” – October 22-24, 2015, Madrid, Spain

On October 22-24, 2015, Equity for Children Executive Director, Alberto Minujin, will participate in Educo’s First International Congress entitled, “The Wellbeing and Rights of Children: A Debate on Child Protection".  

“The Active Life: Opportunity for a Childhood in Movement” Conference – October 15, 2015, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Equity for Children in partnership with the Arcor Foundation is organizing a conference on movement in childhood at 2 p.m. on October 15, 2015, at the Borges Cultural Center in Buenos Aires, Argentina.


United Nations Sustainable Development Summit 2015 Marks the Adoption of the SDGs

The United Nations summit for the adoption of the post-2015 development agenda is being held from September  25 to 27, 2015, in New York and convened as a high-level plenary meeting of the General Assembly. 

CROP Poverty Research Prize 2015 – Call for Proposals

The Comparative Research Programme on Poverty (CROP), in cooperation with Zed Books, requests entries for the CROP International Studies in Poverty Prize 2015. Works challenging the dominant thinking and knowledge about poverty and providing sound contributions to the eradication and/or prevention of poverty in our world are especially welcomed.

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 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.