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“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 Valentine's day (V-Day) Together for Girls hosted a Twitter chat asking for innovative tactics that can end violence against women and children. The discussion revealed that approaches are evolving quickly. While services for survivors, like comprehensive post-rape care, are still lacking, the innovations we're seeing are focused on prevention efforts. Continue reading

young-lives-risks-and-opportunitiesEquity for Children’s long term associate located in the UK, Young Lives, released a new report with key research messages for children in developing countries entitled Changing Children’s Lives: Risks and Opportunities. The authors, Kirrily Pells and Martin Woodhead, offer numerical data and case studies aimed at revealing how macro-level environmental influences have changed children’s lives from 2000-2010. The report considers macro-level economic, social, and technological changes within the micro-level setting of children’s living environments such as home, school, and community. Ultimately, the study reveals that while many gains have been achieved in living standards, the poorest children continue to be left behind. read more... Continue reading

On February 4th, EFC Director Alberto Minujin and EFC Research Assistant Lauren Santorso attended a panel discussion at the United Nations on “Addressing inequalities in the SDGs: A human rights imperative for effective poverty eradication”. The panel discussion was part of an Open Working Group, Addressing Inequalities Networked Alliance (AINA), on inequalities and social equity in the post-2015 development agenda. The panel discussion was part of a broader week-long consultation taking place at the UN. Among the panel members were representatives of the co-sponsors of the event; Martti Ahtisaari, former President of Finland and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, and Antonio de Aguiar Patriota, Permanent Representative of Brazil to the United Nations. In addition, Navi Pillay, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and New School Professor of International Affairs, Sakiko Fukuda-Parr sat on the panel. Continue reading

poverty-and-inequality-equidadAlthough some data in recent years shows reducing rates of poverty, there are two major unresolved issues surrounding inequality and equity in the Latin America region. Firstly, it is necessary to focus on achieving greater equity for all, taking into account societal inclusions faced by new generations. With current development models, certain populations are experiencing exclusion, such some fifteen ethnic groups in Argentina where poverty is deep among indigenous peoples and the recent economic has led to an increase in poverty, especially in provinces in the north where estimates of income poverty ranged from around 20% officially to over 40% in private estimates. read more...

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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.