Program: Children's Rights

Young Lives, a research initiative at the University of Oxford’s Department of International Development (ODID), released a report in late November titled “Delivering on every child’s rights to basic skills”. The Young Lives projects focus on a wide variety of themes with application to the Sustainable Development Goals, such as poverty and inequality, health and […]
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 […]
In this article, recently published in Children, Youth and Environments Volume 28, Issue 1, Equity for Children Senior Advisor, Samantha Cocco-Klein and former Associate Director, Beatrice Mauger explore two initiatives, in the U.S. and the Pacific Islands, in which children have held leadership roles on climate change. The authors examine 1) the motivation behind each initiative, and 2) […]
Our report, “Cali, ¿Cómo Vamos en Niñez? Priorizando la niñez en la agenda urbana” (“Cali, How Are Your Children Doing — Prioritizing Childhood in the Urban Agenda”), results from the second phase of our project measuring child wellbeing and collaborating with communities and local governments to impact policy affecting children. The project was implemented by Equity for Children […]
Equity for Children initiated the Approaches to Equity study in 2013 to investigate views about the concept of equity by leaders of international organizations, foundations and research institutions. By analyzing key institutional reports and conducting interviews with senior-level professionals of international organizations as well as researchers and foundations, the findings set the stage for a common understanding […]
The 25th Convention of the Mexican Child-Friendly Cities Network (RMCAN) [1], attended by Equidad para la Infancia América Latina, was the setting for the presentation of a number of practical initiatives aimed at improving coordination among various Mexican municipalities, in order to build institutional capacity and strengthen action to safeguard local children’s rights. One of […]
This two-day conference, held on September 4 and 5 in Tucuman, Argentina, was organized in partnership with UNICEF and the Argentine Secretariat of Public Management and Planning. The seminar featured a presentation by our Executive Director, Alberto Minujin.   Background Briefing Note (September 4, 2017) Currently, the total global population living in urban areas reaches 54%, […]
  What is equity and why does it matter for children living in poverty? We want to help you in your work to promote equity for children and to enhance children’s rights.   “Approaches to Equity” offers a unique overview of perspectives from leading voices on the topic –international organizations, foundations and research institutions. You […]

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