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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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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Cold-blooded shooting of three in Guatemala highlights plight of street youth – just as the world marks International Day for Street Children

International Day for Street Children (12th April), led by the Consortium for Street Children (CSC), is a worldwide call to challenge routine discrimination of street children and halt the violence they face each day in public spaces.

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Get involved in International Day for Street Children (12th April)

The 6th International Day for Street Children takes place on 12th April 2016, providing a platform for millions of street children around the world to speak out so that their rights cannot be ignored.

This year Consortium for Street Children (CSC) wants to challenge negative perceptions of street children and highlights their potential.

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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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Consulting street children worldwide

For the first time street children across the world have a unique chance to make their voices heard and influence governments.

Street children from over 25 countries are taking the lead in seven pioneering consultation events and their views will be reflected in the forthcoming UN Committee on the Rights of the Child’s General Comment on Children in Street Situations.

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Official call for written submissions on the General Comment on children in street situations

The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child is currently drafting a General Comment on children in street situations. In order to reflect the diversity of experiences, opportunities and challenges facing children in street situations, the Committee is calling on States parties, civil society and other interested parties to make written submissions. Continue reading