A global movement to defend the rights of all street children
Consortium for Street Children (CSC) is a growing global network of 100+ organisations, researchers and practitioners across 135 countries. We unite to make the voices and views of street children heard on the issues that matter to them, and work tirelessly to protect their human rights. The Convention on the Rights of the Child outlines the human rights all governments are obligated to protect for all children. However, street children and homeless youth are often denied access to their rights.
Meet the CSC Ambassadors
There are millions of street children in the world, though the actual number is unknown. Abandoned and left to fend for themselves, these are some of the most vulnerable children in the world.
Watch the story of three inspirational former street children who overcame the challenges of the streets and achieved extraordinary success. They are now Ambassadors for the Consortium for Street Children.
Learn about Life as a Street Child
It is difficult to imagine how hard a life of a street child can be. In this animation, a former street child talks about the day-to-day experiences of living on the streets of one of the world’s biggest cities. A voiceover was provided by an actor to protect identities.
Commit to Equality for Street Children
Street children have the same rights as every other child. Yet many countries still have laws that discriminate against or even harm young people who live, work, or spend time in public spaces.
CSC is calling on governments to Commit to Equality for Street Children and ensure that street children can access all their rights under the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Find out more about our global advocacy campaign, “The 4 Steps to Equality”