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CSC’s annual Research Conference

What is a rights-based approach? What is the value of using one? And how can it be used to achieve change for street children? Join CSC on Thursday 3rd November 2016 at our fourth annual Research Conference: Is it time for rights-based change or changing rights? Legal, social and practical strategies for street-connected children.

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Patrick Shanahan: Street Children Champion and Co-founder of CSC member StreetInvest

Consortium for Street Children, sends its deepest condolences to the family and friends of Fr Patrick Shanahan who died on Sunday. Patrick was an inspiration to many in the street children community having founded and led many organisations in Africa, including StreetInvest.

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Counting Webinar 13th September

In 1989 Unicef estimated that there were 100 million street children in the world. This figure was repeated in 2002 and again in 2005. However, it is a figure that has been repeatedly criticised as being invalid and having no basis in fact.

However challenging, obtaining accurate data on street children is essential for practitioners, policy-makers and donors alike, who can use this information to better direct their programmes, policies and to target and evaluate their funding streams.

CSC’s next Counting Webinar, an opportunity for practitioners and academics to share knowledge and expertise on counting, will take place on the 13th of September from 3:00 – 4:45 pm GMT.

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Just Walk for Street Children – taking bookings now!

Consortium for Street Children is delighted to announce that registration for our annual fundraising walk is now open!

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Pioneering consultation events: the voices of hundreds of street-connected children worldwide heard by the UN

The voices of hundreds of street-connected children around the world have been heard by the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, thanks to the unique consultations with children organised in February to April 2016 by Consortium for Street Children.

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Cinnamon Club initiative a huge success

In April, the Consortium for Street Children joined forces with the world famous Cinnamon Club to help raise funds for street-connected children worldwide, and boost awareness about the International Day for Street Children held on 12th April.

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She did it! Pamella completes the London Marathon for street children!

A huge congratulations to our fantastic marathon runner, Pamella Bisson, who finished her first London Marathon in 5 hours and 18 minutes!

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Building with Bamboo: apply now to be a partner on our exciting new resilience project!

CSC is very pleased to invite applications from organisations wishing to participate in Building with Bamboo, an international learning project exploring resilience-based approaches to working with street-connected children who are exposed to sexual abuse and sexual exploitation. This exciting two-year project is in partnership with the Oak Foundation. The deadline for applications is 4th April 2016.

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British Airways Community and Conservation Day 2015

Wednesday 2nd December saw the annual British Airways Community and Conservation Day held at their head offices in Heathrow.

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I move, therefore I am not: CSC’s Research Conference on 5th November

Consortium for Street Children’s annual Research Conference this year will explore different conceptualisations of street-connected children’s identities. It will address the fluidity of their identities and consider the implications of this for researchers, practitioners and street children.

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