New Project by Equity for Children: Approaches to Equity - Current Theories and Practices on Equity for Children
Equity for Children has developed a new research project on their website which includes research resources to push forward the agenda of children’s rights and equity, especially in light of the post-2015 Millennium Development Goals agenda. This is an ongoing project which includes interviews, key documents, and abstracts from major international organizations on the topic of equity for children.
‘Approaches to Equity’ is a long-term project launched in July 2013 by Equity for Children. The core team of researchers leading the project include Executive Director Alberto Minujin, Director of Programs and Research Günay Salazar, and GPIA ’13 graduate Lauren Santorso. ‘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, we offer many vital resources at one glance: interviews, key documents, and abstracts from major international organizations on the topic of equity for children. Source
EFC invites people to visit the website and participate in the debate offering resources such as Interviews, key documents and abstracts on equity.
"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." Source
For all those who want to know more or want to gain a clear understanding about the various current concepts and practices to advance equity and equality for children, visit the web page www.equityforchildren.org from July 2013 on.
EFC has interviewed leading practitioners and experts of international organizations such as the World Bank, UNICEF, WHO, Save the Children and others about their views on equity and equality and what challenges they face. The interviews will be displayed on the homepage. Those who want to read key documents on equity and equality, will find for each organization the most relevant ones downloaded. EFC also provides a list of additional key resources on equity and children for consultation.
For people already familiar with the equity debate and terminology, we offer a series of abstracts that characterize the diverse equity approaches and definitions per organization and a matrix based on two to three institutional key documents. Both, the abstracts of each organization’s equity approach and the matrix, include condensed information about the definition of equity, its determinants and manifestations, its characteristics, target audiences and its underlying theories.
The process of selecting and displaying relevant information on equity for children is ongoing. We invite all our readers and followers to send us information about new equity approaches, experiences, evidence of impact and new theories on equity.