Building with Bamboo is now live!

Do you want to be part of a community that generates knowledge, improves interventions and creates sustainable change for street children?

Building with Bamboo is our new international learning project, in partnership with Oak Foundation, exploring how resilience-based approaches can improve outcomes for street-connected children exposed to sexual abuse and sexual exploitation.

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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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Sarah Thomas de Benitez

CSC CEO Succession

Sadly Dr. Sarah Thomas de Benitez will be stepping down from her CEO role at the end of the year, due to her family’s expedited relocation to Asia at the end of this year. In her time at the helm, Sarah has made an enormous contribution to the CSC: creating our 5-year strategy, building and bringing stability to the Executive team, spearheading the UN General Comment initiative, strengthening research, and beginning to place the organisation on a more even keel through diverse sources of funding. Continue reading

Travelling with Bamboo: In Ecuador with Juconi

 

Hi, Siân here! As you will probably know by now, I’ve been on the road launching Building with Bamboo, our new learning project on resilience in partnership with Oak Foundation. Two weeks ago I visited another of our learning partners, this time in Ecuador.

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I move, therefore I am not – Read our new Identities Briefing Paper

Our new Identities Briefing Paper 2016, I move, therefore I am not – Exploring different conceptualisations of street-connected children’s identities,  is now available. The Paper was produced based on the findings of our Research Conference 2015.

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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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Street-connected children’s issues brought to the UN Human Rights Council by a report of the Special Rapporteur on adequate housing

Leilani Farha, the UN Special Rapporteur on adequate housing, presented her 2016 annual report at the 31st session of the Human Rights Council in March 2016. Her report qualifies homelessness as a global human rights crisis that is being largely ignored by international human rights institutions and national governments.

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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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