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Every Last Child: The Children the World Chooses to Forget


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Resource type:Research, reports and studies
Keywords:Children & young people, Protection, human rights & security, System-wide performance
Agency:Save the Children
Author(s):Shaheen, F. et al.
Date published:April 2016

Most children who die or lose out on education are not ’just’ poor. Discrimination is also an underlying cause of millions of children dying needlessly, being denied the chance to learn or being exposed to violence. Together these two injustices – poverty and discrimination – add up to exclusion. And it’s apparent in every country and for millions of children. Every Last Child tells the story of these forgotten children, addressing key questions:

This report presents new quantitative research findings on excluded groups – children from ethnic minorities, those in disadvantaged regions of their country, and excluded girls. It also points to shocking inequalities faced by refugee and internally displaced children, as well as those who often go uncounted – including children with disabilities and street children. Drawing on these new findings and analysis, this report identifies a series of measures to ensure no child is left behind. And it urges leaders around the world to meet that challenge by making Three Guarantees to All Children: Fair Finance, Equal Treatment and Accountability.


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