Inequity constitutes a violation of human rights and hampers the equitable achievements on Human Development and MDGs
Success in reducing child deaths in national averages… Trends in the under-five mortality rate (per 1000 live births), 1990 to 2009
… masking growing inequalities within countries
Two-thirds of the countries that have made strong progress in reducing the under-five mortality rate have shown worsening inequities since 1990.
In short, gaps between better off and worse off have increased.
This suggests that the delivery, financing, and use of essential services for children favour the better off.
All rights for all children everywhere, by prioritizing the most deprived Graph 1: % of children (7-14 years old) out of school, by race/ethnicity 2000 Baseline and goals for national average, black and white children 2010 Goal: reduce by 50% the national average and the equity ratio between black and white children 5.5 2.8 3.8 2.2 6.9 3.1 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Equity Ratio : 1,8 Equity ratio: 1,4 Black children White children National average