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To develop a new, gender-sensitive measure of multidimensional poverty, we undertook participatory research in Angola, Fiji, Indonesia, Malawi, Mozambique, and the Philippines. Local research teams worked with men and women in poor communities to understand how they viewed poverty and related hardships, to what extent they saw these as gendered, and how they thought deprivation could best be measured. Continue reading

“Gender equality is not just a women’s issue, it is a development issue. Women’s economic empowerment is essential for economic development, growth, and poverty reduction not only because of the income it generates, but also because it helps to break the vicious cycle of poverty.” Continue reading

On March 5, Equity for Children co-sponsored an event on women, climate change and cities.  The event highlighted the impact of climate change on women and girls and featured conversations about the role of gender in the development of mitigation and adaptation solutions in the context of the urban environment. This event is the first in a series of Equity for Children activities around the theme of climate change and inequality.

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On March 5, 2015, Equity for Children is sponsoring an event on ‘Women, Climate Change, and Cities’ featuring a presentation of recent research from the Women’s Environment and Development Organization (WEDO) followed by a panel discussion of practitioners, activists and academics focused on gender and climate justice. Equity for Children will provide research on youth, gender and climate change. Continue reading

On March 5, 2015, Equity for Children is sponsoring an event on 'Women, Climate Change, and Cities' featuring a presentation of recent research from the Women's Environment and Development Organization (WEDO) followed by a panel discussion of practitioners, activists and academics focused on gender and climate justice. Equity for Children will provide research on youth, gender and climate change.

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Advancing Equity for Children: Perspectives from the “Young Lives Study”   IND-SG.18_school girls laughing On November 5th 2014, Equity for Children hosted the U.S. launch of the latest findings from Young Lives, the University of Oxford program’s longitudinal study of childhood poverty followed by an vivid panel discussion with top speakers from UNICEF and UNDP and 60 invited students, researchers and practitioners from NGOs and international organizations.   The unique evidence, presented by Young Lives deputy Executive Director Ginny Morrow and senior policy researcher Paul Dornan on the fourth round of results, brought to light major lessons learned about policy and programming in the years to come.
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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.