Category: Child Poverty

On October 17, the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, the Coalition to End Child Poverty launched its new website, www.endchildhoodpoverty.org. The Coalition to End Child Poverty is an alliance of over twenty like-minded organizations, including Equity for Children, united in their fight to end child poverty globally. This website will serve as an online home for the Coalition […]
Alberto Minujin, Equity for Children Executive Director, participated in a panel entitled “Child Poverty and Welfare: Comparative Views”, organized by our partner the Comparative Research Center on Poverty (CROP) at the University of Bergen, Norway at the Norwegian Latin America Research Network (NorLARNet) Conference 2016. Poverty and inequality are major impediments to social welfare and development. They tend […]
In an interview with Equity for Children during the Urban Inequities and Children Conference last April, Mariana Alegre, Director of Cómo Vamos Lima, discussed key challenges in creating more inclusive cities through urban design.  Alegre also highlighted the importance of leveraging evidence to drive urban policy. Watch the interview below: Find out more about the Urban Inequities and Children Conference here. Watch the videos […]
In an interview with Equity for Children, Michael Feigelson, Executive Director of the Bernard van Leer Foundation, discusses ways to include children in the urban agenda and some of the Foundation’s challenges in doing so. Watch the interview below: The Bernard van Leer Foundation works closely with a wide range of innovators and researchers to find better ways to […]
Equity for Children co-organized a workshop on Child Poverty and Social Protection in Western and Central Africa on May 23-25 in Abuja, Nigeria, in partnership with UNICEF WCARO (Western and Central Africa Regional Office), CROP, the International Labour Organization (ILO), and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). According to a path-breaking study commissioned by UNICEF in 2003, child poverty in […]
The American Academy of Pediatrics’ (AAP) recent policy statement on child poverty encourages pediatricians to tackle “poverty-related disorders” through health screenings and interventions as well as address the “toxic effects of poverty” through program and policy advocacy. The Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity is hosting a national webinar to explore different ways pediatricians can address […]
In November 2015, Equity for Children launched a new programmatic area on Climate Change, Children and Young People. This initiative examines the complex relationship between climate change, inequality and children’s / adolescents’ resilience. Climate change disproportionately affects poor children.  We seek a better understanding of this problem in order to develop solutions. This thematic area provides a […]

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