Program: Children's Rights

Children are the most vulnerable people in the world – but rarely has the impact of poverty on children been addressed as an urgent issue in its own right. A new book, edited by Richard Morgan, Director, Child Poverty Global Initiative at Save the Children, provides essential reading for all those working on social protection and poverty reduction […]
This publication, Addressing Urban Inequities and Childhood: Advancing the Agenda for Children and Cities, is based upon conversations and discussions held at Equity for Children’s April 2016 Urban Inequities and Children Conference at The New School in New York City. During the two-day event, nearly 100 international researchers, government representatives, foundations, advocates and practitioners deliberated about […]
This report from our Coalition to End Child Poverty Partner, Save the Children, takes a look into the lives of children living in poverty in key countries around the world, highlighting what drives child poverty and why it persists, even in some of the world’s richest economies. Children around the world speak movingly about the pain they feel […]
On November 10, 2016, Equity for Children Executive Director Alberto Minujin will give the keynote address for the Second Latin American Biennial on Childhood and Youth: Democratic Change, Social Justice and Peace Processes.  This Biennial, which will take place from November 7 to 11, 2016, is led by the University of Manizales, the Centre International Foundation for Education and […]
Dear Friends, Two weeks ago I was excited to present a recent report about Childhood and Urban Housing Inequality on a panel organized by UNICEF at Habitat III, the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, in Quito, Ecuador. My presentation gave special emphasis to Equity for Children’s five recommendations to eliminate inequities in cities, such as improving dialogue between decision-makers at various levels […]
Dear Friends, This month, I am very happy to announce the release of our Urban Inequities and Children Conference Report, including five recommendations to eliminate inequities for children in cities. The report addresses challenges facing urban children and suggests tangible ways to reframe the conversation to include children as stakeholders in the urban agenda. Watch a short video interview of […]
Professor Minujin spoke on a panel entitled “Children in cities in the Latin America and Caribbean region: beyond the average”, organized by UNICEF at Habitat III, the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development on October 19, 2016 in Quito, Ecuador. Event details: Children in cities in the Latin America and Caribbean region: beyond the average Room […]
On September 21, 2016, Equity for Children partner, ChildFund Alliance launched “Toward a Safe World for Children: Child-Friendly Accountability and SDG Target 16.2,” an initiative that will work with and empower children to hold governments and local leaders accountable to their obligations to end all violence against children, as per Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Target 16.2. Child-friendly accountability is the ability […]
Dear friends, Equity for Children’s approach consistently promotes and supports actions to improve the wellbeing of the most marginalized children, young people and their caregivers, particularly in urban settings. This month: We launch our five key recommendations to address inequities in cities. These recommendations seek to integrate child voices and needs in the urban agenda and emerged over two days in conversations […]
Our Children’s Trust has officially released a “how-to” manual: Youth Climate Action Now! How to Start a YouCAN Chapter in your Community. The YouCAN (Youth Climate Action Now) Manual can be downloaded here. The manual is the culmination of experiences gained and lessons learned through Our Children’s Trust’s work on the inaugural YouCAN Campaign; a successful campaign that resulted in […]

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