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New Project: Approaches to Equity: Current Theories and Practices on Equity for Children

Equity for Children has launched a new long-term project entitled, 'Approaches to Equity'. The results of this project will gradually be published on the EFC website starting in July 2013. 'Approaches to Equity' aims to push forward the important agenda of children's rights and equity, especially in light of the post-2015 Millennium Development Goals agenda.

Through this ongoing project, EFC offers many vital resources at one glance: interviews, key documents, and abstracts from major international organizations on the topic of equity for children. EFC invites you to participate in this vital conversation.

"The gap between the richest and the poorest is growing at quick pace across the globe, affecting twice as hard children than the general population. National averages on poverty reduction, hunger, child mortality or education might provide a positive image, but once those data are disaggregated between people of low and high income, coming from rural or urban areas, or by ethnic groups or gender – huge disparities come to light.

How to reduce inequalities for children? How to create a more equitable world for children? More and more organizations, academics and social movements provide responses by analyzing inequalities, focusing their programs on the most disadvantaged and by urging Governments to act through adequate equity focused policies and laws. In the last five years equity has thus become a major concern. Many books and documents have been written, theories have been created, conferences held and the debate on equity is ongoing.

We in Equity for Children want to be a participant in this movement through our direct action and supporting all initiatives, movements and programs that push forward the agenda of children’s rights and equity. Now is the best moment to do so for two reasons. Equity and Equality are high on the agenda. The Millennium Development Goals post 2015 are currently discussed and will lay the grounds for a less or more equal world as world leaders will have to respond to those goals."

For more information please visit the Equity for Children Website

Source: http://equityforchildren.org/approaches-to-equity-current-theories-and-practices-on-equity-for-children-1009/index.html

Tags: equity for children, new project, child inequalities, equality of opportunity, equity
Published July 25, 2013 1:46 PM - Last modified July 25, 2013 1:46 PM