Advancing Equity for Children: Perspectives from the “Young Lives Study”.


On the 25th Anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child 


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Equity for Children will host the U.S. launch of the latest findings from Young Lives, the University of Oxford program’s longitudinal study of childhood poverty, which will be followed by an active panel discussion with top speakers from UNICEF, UNDP and the NYC housing and community project, Comunilife.
The Young Lives team will share their perspectives on how best to strengthen policies that help children living in poverty based on the evidence from four stages of the Young Lives study and in view of sociopolitical trends and challenges.  Read more…

Equity for Children’s “Approaches to Equity” Study at a Glance: Key Findings


approaches-to-equityIn 2013-2014 Equity for Children (EFC) undertook the “Approaches to Equity” project, a study of major stakeholders in the Post-2015 Millennium Development Goals conversation.  The project uncovers perspectives about the concept of equity among leading global practitioners, foundations, NGOs and philanthropists. By analyzing key institutional reports and conducting interviews with senior professionals in policy programming and research, the EFC assembled points of consensus and common understanding around the question: How is equity perceived by the international development community and what does equity mean going forward?Read more…

Ensuring Sustainable Development: Making the Post 2015 Framework an Agenda for People’s Equity


On September 22, 2014, Equity for Children participated in a panel discussion as part of the 69th General Assembly of the United Nations in New York, discussing how the Post-2015 framework and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) can address inequalities and the needs of the most vulnerable. The event was co-sponsored by Child Fund Alliance, Save the Children, SOS Children’s Villages, World Vision, UNICEF, Plan International.  It was hosted by the Permanent Mission of Ecuador to the United Nations. Read more…

I Have A Dream: Arts and Cultural Expression as a Tool for Promoting Equality by Nicolle Guerra


The arts are increasingly recognized as a major tool for promoting communication, equality and inclusion.  In today’s pressurized societal environment the most promising students arrive at college already burned out.  Children are struggling in preschools and kindergartens to master tasks that are inappropriate for their age.  Desks and worksheets are replacing blocks.  Our culture seems to have taken a wrong turn and forgotten the importance of creative play, considering it as time unproductively spent. (Golinkoff, et. al, 2005). Read more…

Approaches to Equity: Interview with Miles Corak, Full Professor of Economics, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Ottawa



miles-corak2Miles Corak speaks to us and elaborates the concepts of equity and equality in terms of labor economics by using certain measurements such as earnings, how the job market works and access to jobs. He further goes on to explain why he believes human capital is vital in understanding inequality. On the effects that inequalities may have on marginalized children and families, he points out how in the United States “families have to work harder just to stand still”.Read more…


Zolberg Institute Presents Jacqueline Bhabha lecture, “Child Migrants and Zones of Exceptions”.

Monday, October 20, 2014 at 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Wolff Conference Room, Albert and Vera List Academic Center
6 East 16th Street, New York, NY 10011, Room D1103

Advancing Equity for Children: Perspectives from the “Young Lives Study”. On the 25th Anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

November 5, 2014. 6:00pm -8:00pm
The New School, 66 West 12 Street
Orozco Room, 7th Floor. New York City

Scaling Program Investments for Young Children Globally: A Workshop on Evidence from LAC and Other Developing Regions

The Institute of Medicine and National Research Council, in partnership with Fundação Maria Cecilia Souto Vidigal in São Paulo, Brazil, is pleased to announce a new workshop on Scaling Investments Program for Young Children Globally: A Workshop on Evidence from LAC and Other Developing Regions .
November 11, 2014 (7:00 AM Eastern)
São Paulo, Brazil


The Convention on the Rights of the Child

The Convention on the Rights of the Child was adopted 25 years ago by the General Assembly in its resolution 44/25.In its resolution 68/147, the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to submit to it the present report, containing information on the status of the Convention and on issues contained in the resolution, with a focus on progress achieved and challenges in protecting children from discrimination and overcoming inequalities, in the light of the 25 years since the adoption of the Convention.

Human Development Report 2014

The annual Human Development  Report, launched by the United Nations  Development Programme (UNDP) on the 24 July of 2014 in Tokyo, warns that  2.2 billion people live in poverty or risk falling into poverty. Life cycle vulnerability receives particular attention in this report. The report calls for stronger and timely policies for social protection and universal provision of basic social services.

Can America’s Kids Succeed? Critical Investments Should Target the First Eight Years of Life, Report Finds

The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s latest KIDS COUNT® policy report, The First Eight Years: Giving Kids a Foundation for Lifetime Success, presents a strong case for investing in the early years of a child’s life.

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.