In this blog article Dr. Sarah Thomas De Benitez, Consortium for Street Children CEO, reflects on the implications of the UN General Comment on Children in Street Situations, as part of International Day for Street Children celebrations:
12th April 2015 marks the fifth annual International Day for Street Children. This year’s Day is momentous as it celebrates the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child’s decision to produce a General Comment on Children in Street Situations. You can find out more about what this means for street children here.
Consortium for Street Children is launching a brand new, exciting Marathon Walk event. The event will take place in Windsor on 21 June 2015 and registration is now open for anyone wanting to be part of this new adventure.
Tesco is one of the world leading retailers and has been a corporate partner of CSC since 2006.
In 2012, CSC were one of three beneficiaries to each receive a £233,000 donation from the sale of 2011 Tesco Charity Christmas Cards. Over the years, Tesco has supported the development of CSC’s toolkits, including the ‘Nothing about us without us’ street-connected girls toolkit published in 2014.
CSC’s new toolkit, Nothing About Us Without Us was formally launched at our AGM in London on 26th November 2014. The toolkit supports organisations to develop good practices when working with adolescent street-connected girls. Continue reading
Do I count if you count me? A critical look at counting street-connected children
Consortium for Street Children’s annual Research Conference will this year address the challenges and opportunities of counting street-connected children. Continue reading
The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child will develop a General Comment on Children in Street Situations, this comes two decades after the UN General Assembly first called for a General Comment on street children. Continue reading
This year we asked network members and others working with street children to promote the campaign for UN recognition through their own events on and around the Day by asking street children: “If the whole world was listening, what would you say”?
Many of us have seen children on the streets when we have been holidaying abroad. Out late seemingly with no place to go. They may be less noticeable here, in the towns and the cities of the UK, but the reality is that 100,000 children here run away from home each year. Continue reading
Lion Paresh Modasia is embarking on a 19 day trekking/mountaineering across Mount Everest Mera Peek expedition (6461 meters) Everest Base Camp is about 5000m but we are going higher. The views along the trip are the best in the world. From the summit of Mera Peak there are incredible views of four great peaks of Baruntse, Chamlang, Nau Lekh and Makalu, and of course other unnamed peaks of the great Everest in the background. The temperatures can drop as low as minus 25 degrees at night. Continue reading