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

CSC is recruiting a Digital Officer

As Digital Officer (Shared Learning), you will develop CSC’s digital content across a number of platforms, including its online Global Resource Centre.

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CSC trustee takes on London Marathon challenge

CSC trustee Pamella Bisson was once a homeless child struggling to survive on the streets of Rio, Brazil, with her family and later a homeless teenager in London.

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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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The forgotten ones – unaccompanied teenage boys are slipping through the net in Greek refugee crisis

Vulnerable unaccompanied teenagers are being forgotten in the ongoing refugee crisis in Greece.

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