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We are an interdisciplinary Global Alliance of over 25 organisations working together to ensure that child rights are firmly embedded in the urban agenda

Childhood is increasingly
becoming an urban experience

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1 in 3 urban children is
growing up in a slum

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Research-into-Action Brief on understanding and addressing climate change impacts on the lives of children in urban slums and informal settlements

350 to 500 million children live in slums and informal settlements where climate change impacts like flooding and heatwaves are most intensely felt. How do climate change impacts affect the lives of children living in slums and informal settlements? What are the most impactful ways to build climate resilience among children and youth in urban slums and informal settlements? Do you have expert knowledge and experience on this topic? If yes, please read about our Terms of Reference.

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3-year anniversary of our website

1st of June 2024

We’ve been creating and curating content to make knowledge more accessible, to communicate and advocate for better cities for children and youth. We’re celebrating our 28 member organisations, 9 research-to-action briefs, 50+ blogs, guest writers, advocacy efforts, joint events and the 160+ resources on the knowledge hub!

Resource Spotlight

'Improving Road Safety for Urban Children'

This brief provides an analysis of the quality of life of urban children with disabilities, with a particular focus on slums and informal settlements in rapidly urbanising low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). It details the challenges and barriers affecting their health, education, safety and ability to live an independent life, which may be especially severe for children in slums and underserved settlements.


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