UN Formally Recognises Rights of Street Children

July 6 2017 — The General Comment on Children in Street Situations has now been published by the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child.

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Resilience: From Research to Practice Shared Learning Panel

Sign up for a place on the first Building with Bamboo shared learning panel on 21st June.

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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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Take our learning network survey and win a year’s free membership!

Do you work with street children? If so, we need you to help shape our brand new digital learning network, Building with Bamboo!  Continue reading

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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