Equity for Children E-Newsletter. N° 56 | February | 2016

Dear friends,

“We have to demand change from local leaders”, argued Zakeeyah Harris, 18, a youth activist from the Ironbound Community Corporation, at an event organized by Equity for Children.  Urban inequities mark a child’s life from birth.  On April 28 and 29, Equity for Children will host a conference on “Urban Inequities and Children” at The New School, convening local government representatives, practitioners, philanthropists and academics to discuss existing inequalities affecting children in cities and possible solutions.  To learn more click here.  Stay tuned for further details in coming weeks.

Urban children and adolescents in Latin America are particularly impacted by poverty and inequality.  Last December, Equity for Children and the Research Center for Urban Political Science (CEIPSU) at the Universidad Nacional Tres de Febrero, in Buenos Aires, Argentina published a book on this topic, Divided Cities: Childhood and Urban Inequity, in Spanish.  An English version will be available later this year.  Find out more here.

We recently launched a new program area on Climate Change, Children and Young People.  Watch the trailer here.  Since then, Equity for Children:

  • Interviewed Sheridan Bartlett, Co-Editor of Environment and Urbanization, about improving youth participation in policies and programs. Watch the interview here.
  • Spoke with two elementary school students who are raising awareness among their peers on deforestation due to palm oil cultivation in Indonesia.  Read what they had to say here.

I look forward to reading your comments on these topics on our website.  Thank you so much for your continued interest in Equity for Children.



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