“The Wellbeing and Rights of Children: A Debate on Child Protection” – October 22-24, 2015, Madrid, Spain

Poverty and Inequality

On October 22-24, 2015, Equity for Children Executive Director, Alberto Minujin, participated in Educo’s First International Congress entitled, “The Wellbeing and Rights of Children: A Debate on Child Protection”.

The Congress aimed to contribute, both quantitatively and qualitatively, to the social debate on the wellbeing and rights of children, with special emphasis on their protection. Within the context of the new international Post-2015 Development Agenda framework, the Congress was based on a new paradigm for interpreting the Child Rights-Based Approach: a three-dimensional approach to child wellbeing (material, relational and subjective).

This paradigm explores not only “individual wellbeing”, but also “collective wellbeing”, in line with the philosophy of the Sustainable Development Goals, adopted at the United Nations in September 2015 and which, like the Millennium Development Goals before them, aim to eradicate extreme poverty around the world.

Minujin participated in a roundtable on “Child Poverty and Wellbeing in the 21st Century” on October 22, 2015, and gave a presentation on “Inequity and Inequality as Key Factors in Generating Poverty”.

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