This Innocenti Discussion Paper (UNICEF) by Ruth Bell, Angela Donkin, and Micahel Marot discusses tackling inequities in children’s outcomes from a moral perspective. Reducing inequity in children’s outcomes requires tackling structural and social issues. The paper provides evidence about how social, economic and environmental conditions shape inequities in children’s outcomes. Building on insights generated through studies on the social determinants of health, the paper provides a framework to inform research and policy to reduce inequities in children’s outcomes, with a specific focus on low- and middle-income countries. Continue reading
An original abstract produced by Equity for Children of UN Women’s definition and programmatic focus on approaches to equity. Continue reading
Saraswathi Menon discusses how equity is for UN Women viewed more as a tenet of equality since it is not considered as comprehensive as issues related to equality for women. Much of UN Women's work on equity focuses on redressing wrongs through policy and action, whereas equality is used to address greater structural issues that affect people's lives. For UN Women then, equity is simply part of the work towards achieving equality. Continue reading
On July 3, 2013, Equity for Children interviewed Angela Escallón at the 'International Seminar on Urban Inequalities and Adolescence' in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Ms. Escallón is the Executive Director of Fundación Corona, a civil society organization based in Colombia. In this episode of EFC Talks we learn more about Fundación Corona's key mission and about their objective in participating in the July 3rd seminar. read more... Continue reading
Drawing on three rounds of survey and qualitative data collected by the Young Lives study in Ethiopia among children born in 1994-95 and their caregivers, this paper investigates intergenerational relationships by means of the life-course perspective. The life-course perspective establishes the importance of understanding intergenerational relationships within changing contexts of time and place. Continue reading
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“…..Incorporating health into policies across sectors is often challenging and even when decisions are made, implementation may only be partial or unsustainable.
‘Health in All Policies (HiAP): Seizing opportunities, implementing policies’, published by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health of Finland, identifies practical opportunities and challenges for raising health on political agendas. It stresses the importance of seizing opportunities for negotiating and implementing feasible policy solutions. The publication is a Finnish contribution to the 8th Global Conference on Health Promotion.
The publication draws on case studies from all continents to demonstrate how Health in All Policies works in different contexts. The examples cover eight policy areas including early childhood development, work and health, agriculture and tobacco.
Health inequities are unfair, avoidable and remediable differences in health status between countries and between different groups of people within the same country. Health inequities are attracting increasing attention on national and global policy agendas. Despite this, few countries have been able systematically to reduce them. WHO convened the Commission on Social Determinants of Health in 2005 to survey the available worldwide evidence on health inequities and, most importantly, to look at the evidence for policy options that could reverse the trend of increasing inequities. Continue reading
An abstract of UNICEF’s definition and programmatic focus on approaches to equity. Continue reading
Nicholas Alipui emphasizes how an equity focus and human rights go hand in hand in programming: UNICEF’s equity approach is the most practical “expression” of a human rights approach to programming for children. In very personal words he talks about his experience and global challenges for UNICEF. Continue reading