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.

There are millions of street children in the world, but the actual number is unknown. Abandoned and left to fend for themselves, these are some of the most vulnerable children in the world.

Watch this video of three inspirational ex-street children who overcame the challenges of the streets and achieved extraordinary things. They are now Ambassadors for the Consortium for Street Children.

Watch this amazing story of a street child, left to fend for himself on the city streets of one of the world’s most developed countries. This animation is a true story related by a street child, with the voiceover provided by an actor to protect identities.

Street children have the same rights as every other child. But many countries have laws that discriminate against or even harm young people who live, work or spend a lot of time on the streets and in public spaces.

Watch and share this video to help us stop discrimination against street children.

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