Founded in 2006 by Professor Alberto Minujin, Equity for Children is part of the Studley Graduate Program in International Affairs (SGPIA) under The Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy at The New School. Equity for Children provides a global knowledge acquisition tool — through its international website, research, teachings and its events and symposia — on issues related to childhood poverty, rights, social and minority disparities and evaluation in the context of development. Professor Minujin developed the Equity program in hopes of facilitating new initiatives and communications among those working in the field of child well-being and rights around the world.
We focus on “translating” academic knowledge into useful tools for all those who work in the defense and promotion of child and adolescent rights: students, professionals, government and non-profit practitioners, political decision makers and members of the media, among other target audiences.
Equity for children strives to develop actions and transformational processes to improve child well-being, through the dissemination of original research; the creation of spaces, such as virtual seminars and in-person meetings, where multiple stakeholders can discuss cutting edge issues and concepts; and through advocacy with decision-makers.
We aim to promote innovative political actions and to build effective solutions that guarantee the well-being and the rights of children and teenagers.
Our online platforms in English, Portuguese and Spanish, establish various communication streams to develop virtual meet-ups, and to disseminate academic publications, technical reports, best practices and analyses related to child well-being.
In Latin America, our initiative is implemented as a component of the Social Studies in Childhood and Youth Program of the Universidad Nacional de San Martín (UNSAM, Argentina), and within the framework of the actions of the Arcor Foundation and Arcor Institute.
Read our Vision and Mission Statements.