We want a world where street children live with dignity, in safety and security
Consortium for Street Children is a global alliance who exists to be the global voice of street children and ensure their rights to services, resources, care and opportunities are met.
This year we will be coming together with members of our global network, expert practitioners and researchers to share a range of initiatives and projects focused on the theme of keeping street-connected children safe. As well as presentations and workshops there will be two training sessions and the opportunity to learn about new research being carried out within the sector.
Our annual network forum has always been a fantastic opportunity to come together and share and learn from each others work, and we are really excited at the sessions we have coming up this year.
We want to change the world for street children by:
- Ensuring they have the same access to services, resources, care and opportunities that other children have
- Amplifying street children’s voices so they can make their views known
- Putting an end to the discrimination street-connected children around the world face on a daily basis
We work to:
Support, grow and seek funding for a connected global network
Create shared learning and research
Guide policy and influence decision makers
Why does it matter?
Street children depend on the streets for their survival – whether they live on the streets, work on the streets, have support networks on the streets, or a combination of the three.
Nobody knows exactly how many street children there are, but each has their own unique story. Their reason for being connected to the streets are many and varied but poverty, displacement due to natural disasters and conflicts, discrimination, abuse or family breakdown can all play a role.
Advocacy and Action Guide
This Guide outlines how organisations can develop effective advocacy strategies to make rights a reality for street-connected children. It goes through conducting the initial research, how to plan a targeted strategy and identify who it is you need to influence, through to carrying out your advocacy work and monitoring the results.
Street children are one of the world’s most invisible populations. They are overlooked by governments, law and policymakers and many others in society. The Legal Atlas puts information about laws affecting street children directly into the hands of street children and their advocates. By gaining access to legal information, street children and homeless youth are put on the map so that every child can be treated fairly and with respect.
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Advocacy and Action Guide
APPG on street children
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