Program: Children's Rights

Equity for Children thanks you for recognizing and taking action on September 21, International Day of Peace. Since 1981, the day has fostered peace and stability in the world by raising public awareness and mobilizing change. This year, International Day of Peace’s theme is “Climate Action for Peace”, geared toward shining a spotlight on achieving […]
Thank you for joining Equity for Children in observance of the 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 […]
                                “The fight against extreme poverty and social  exclusion involves many different actors who occupy different yet unequal positions in society.”   -Joseph Wresinski, Founder of ATD Fourth World   What does it feel like to live in poverty? Who has the deepest understanding of poverty? Who can better define it? […]
Harvard Professor Amartya Sen pioneered a philosophic model that measures societal wellbeing, called The Capability Approach. The Capability Approach looks at the substantial freedom of the individual, meaning: enjoying the actual freedom to choose a standard of living rather than another without affecting negatively the freedom of generations to come. This differs significantly from other […]
Thank you for taking the time to Join Equity For Children’s staff in observance of National Human Trafficking Awareness Day on January 11th. January is, by Presidential proclamation, designated as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention month.  This an opportunity to reflect specifically on what must be done to raise awareness and work towards eradicating […]
    Equity for Children launched on November 2018, a report that includes, for the first time, non-monetary dimensions to assess child poverty and the wellbeing of children. It was published in partnership with UNICEF, Argentina with two universities. The report reveals that 48 percent of Argentinian children and adolescents are deprived of at least […]
On November 20th, 1989 the UN General Assembly (Resolution 44/25) adopted both the Declaration of the Rights of the Child and the Convention on the Rights of the Child. The Convention was ratified by 196 UN Member States, making it the international treaty with the widest consensus. The Convention is an international treaty, therefore it […]

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