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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


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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.  Read more...



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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
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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.