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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
A call for papers is being issued for a Gender Studies Conference at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana entitled, "Fun with Dick and Jane: Gender and Childhood," is being issued with proposals due on May 1, 2014. Continue reading
India is primarily a patriarchal society with a small segment of the population that adheres to matriarchal beliefs and values. Within the national culture there exists a “son syndrome” which entails giving preference to sons over daughters and placing a greater value on the male child. 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
This 2009 guide by UNIFEM contributes to the development and more effective use of gender-sensitive indicators so that services are delivered more efficiently and effectively to women. Continue reading
The plight of women and girls, their disproportionate vulnerability to infections such as HIV/AIDS, and its relation to exacerbated societal inequalities is receiving increased attention. Continue reading
Advancing Equity for Children: Perspectives from the “Young Lives Study”
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.Read more… Continue reading
Virginia (Ginny) Morrow is Deputy Director and Senior Research Officer for Young Lives in the Department of International Development at the University of Oxford. She is an expert on ethics and methods of research with children. She is an expert on ethics and methods of research with children. Ginny previously ran the MA in Sociology of Childhood and Children’s Rights at the Institute of Education Read more… Continue reading
As Equity for Children we participate in the conversation and debate on these questions and are active on the debate about limitations to early childhood care urban policy development. To address some of these issues, we share the main concepts raised in the Colloquium Care and Childhood: Practices, opportunities and tensions.
Equity for Children is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child by hosting a dynamic panel discussion with top leaders from Oxford University’s Young Lives project, UNICEF, UNDP and the New York City housing and community project Comunilife. Continue reading