The 2017 Child Poverty Conference will be held in Addis Ababa from 23-25 October. This three-day international conference aims to engage policy makers, practitioners and researchers in identifying solutions for fighting child poverty and inequality in Sub-Saharan Africa, and inspiring action towards change.
A team of local PEP researchers set out to measure the impact of child work on learning outcomes to better understand the consequences of children combining work and study in Brazil.
The Winter Youth Assembly was held on February 2, 2017. Organised by the Global Coalition to End Child Poverty in partnership with UNICEF and hosted at United Nations Headquarters in New York, this three day event placed the voices of youth at the heart of discussions on the most pressing factors affecting child poverty today, and highlight the interdependence and universality of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
In December last year, Zinester worked with ten girls from Egypt to get their voices heard. Zinester aims to give marginalized groups a voice by teaching them to make DIY magazines and using these ‘Zines’ for social impact and to provide assets for campaigns.
Children are more than twice as likely as adults to live in extreme poverty, according to a new analysis from the World Bank Group and UNICEF
Child poverty is everyone’s problem having devastating impacts on all societies and economies, be it rich or poor, urban or rural - it affects everyone.
Millions of children are disadvantaged for no reason other than the circumstances into which they are born. But inequity is not inevitable, nor insurmountable, says a new UNICEF report..
Low public spending, ineffective social protection policies and programmes are hampering progress for children in CEECIS region
A new UNICEF report presents evidence on how inequality affects children in high-income countries.
A guide being launched today by the Global Coalition to End Child Poverty, offers practical solutions and approaches organized by five indicative milestones to guide the work towards a world free from child poverty.
Between 2012 and 2015, Save the Children conducted nine HEA and six Cost of the Diet studies from 12 livelihood zones and five countries (Bangladesh, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan and the Philippines) which provide a detailed and unique insight into the livelihoods and choices of poor households in a number of locations across Asia.
What do we know about young women’s economic empowerment in Young Lives?
The older girls in Young Lives’ study of childhood poverty are now aged 22 – no longer girls but young women. For them, the focus on economic empowerment this International Women’s Day, cannot come too soon.
Join this webinar on a brand new book which provides essential reading for all those working on social protection and poverty reduction programmes in developing countries, including researchers, policy makers, and those working for development agencies. A chance to ask the authors questions!
Over half of the world’s people – including more than one billion children – now live in cities and towns. These figures are set to increase in the coming years. By 2030, the majority of the world’s urban population will be under the age of 18. At the same time, many children growing up in cities lack access to basic services and are unable to enjoy the ‘urban advantage’. Everything is there, just not for them. Read Equity for Children's new publication which addresses urban inequities and childhood...
This year the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty stands out from previous years. It falls at the dawn of a new era in the efforts to end poverty, and more specifically to ensure a clear new focus on poverty among children.
As outlined in the UN Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children, poverty should never be the reason for violating a child’s right to grow up in a family.
The important role of a civil society networks in building the bridge between policy, practice and research to promote children's rights.
by Young Lives
Recent event shows growing consensus about the importance of child poverty, and how focusing on the child can help.