Equity for Children



Equity for Children

Dissemination of tools to address inequalities affecting children.

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Jul'19

X Jornada Paulista on Family Therapy

The X Jornada Paulista on Family Therapy opened with a panel composed by Alberto Minujin, Expert on Child Poverty and Inequality, Lia Baptista Carvalho, Psychologist, and Ema Genijovich, Family Therapist. The 3 professors discussed the legacy and work of Salvador Minuchin and the importance of using a child sensitive approach to family therapy.

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Jun'19

Conflict and Displacement: The Refugee Effects on Children

Children in situations of conflict and displacement face extreme barriers to receiving the tools necessary for healthy physical and mental development. Already living within a daily context of stress that would be difficult for anyone to cope with, children face challenges such as inadequate nutrition, lack of safe space for play and exercise, lack of access to education, and lack of a stable environment with the necessary services for healthy growth.

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Jun'19

“Children shouldn’t work in fields, but on dreams!”

“It is the exploitation of childhood which constitutes the evil… most unbearable to the human heart. Serious work in social legislation begins always with the protection of children.” -Albert Thomas, ILO’s Director 2019 marks the 100 year anniversary of the International Labour Organization (ILO). This year’s observance reflects on the progress made by the organization in a century helping countries address the issue of child labor.

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Jun'19

June 4, a call to end violence against children

Violations against the rights of children have increased in recent years, and 250 million children living in conflict zones need structures of accountability and defenders to advocate for their rights against violence and denial of humanitarian access. Click here for more info.

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May'19

International Day of Families

Following a 1993 UN General Assembly resolution, May 15th has served annually as a day to raise public awareness of the social, economic, and cultural challenges that families confront, particularly in contexts of deprivation. Research, advocacy efforts, and policymaking must focus wherever possible on improving the well-being of the entire family unit rather than only focusing on individuals in isolation.

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Apr'19

Play, a right and a healing to trauma

As this year marks the 60th anniversary of the UN Declaration of the Rights of the Child, as well as the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), we wish to highlight an important element of child well-being raised in both documents, and recognize the right of the child to rest, leisure, play, recreational activities, and free and full participation in cultural and artistic life (Art. 31 CRC).

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Apr'19

Earth Day

Equity For Children wishes you a Happy Earth Day! This observance day began on April 22nd, 1970, when 20 million Americans protested the negative effects of industrial development as global ecological awareness rose and the impacts of pollutants became more visible to the general public.

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Apr'19

The Multiple Experiences of Poverty in the U.S.

“Pushed to the Bottom: The Experience of Poverty in the United States,” an event organized by Equity for Children and ATD Fourth World, gathered practitioners, academics, students and persons with a lived experience of poverty to share their perspectives about what constitutes poverty and how it is felt physically and emotionally.

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Feb'19

PUSHED TO THE BOTTOM

Who defines what is poverty in the U.S.? Using an innovative approach, people in poverty, academics, and social workers collaborated to determine the various aspects of poverty as experienced by people living in poverty. The result is a groundbreaking new look at poverty in the United States. Join us to learn more and to share your own thoughts and ideas. Poverty is created by all of us. TOGETHER, we can END it.

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