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.

With the publication of the UN General Comment on children in street situations expected in Spring 2017, now is an opportune time to consider how we as researchers, advocates and practitioners can use rights to achieve tangible change for street children. This one-day conference will explore what children’s rights are as well as the benefits, challenges and drawbacks of using rights-based approaches when working with street-connected children.

Panel sessions will examine the value, or not, of using a rights-based framework to push for social and legal change and the application of rights to street children. Workshops will address common challenges that practitioners working with street children face and explore how to identify research needs, problems and strategies as well as its use. Throughout the day, there will be research posters on display of new research on street-connected children. The Conference will be an excellent opportunity to meet researchers and practitioners working with street children around the world.

Speakers include:

  • Professor Kay Tisdall, children’s rights expert at Edinburgh University
  • Iain Byrne, Head of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights at Amnesty International
  • Kavita Ratna, Director of Advocacy at Concerned for Working Children

The conference will take place at Amnesty International Human Rights Action Centre, Shoreditch London from 9:00am – 5:00pm on Thursday 3rd November. 

Please RSVP by 21st October to Charlotte: to reserve your place! 

CSC network members have three places free of charge. Additional places and the price for non-network members is £30. Student places are free.