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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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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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

"If the whole world was listening"

IDSC 2014 success!

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”?

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Lion Paresh Modasia Everest Expedition

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