A life changing opportunity
With near universal ratification, the Child Rights Convention outlines the obligations that UN member states have towards all children. In 2017, CSC secured landmark recognition from the UN that all governments must give specific consideration to how they meet these obligations to street-connected children, guaranteeing them equal access to the same rights. Working with the UN Child Rights Committee and with input from over 1,000 street children, we assisted the Child Rights Committee to write this guidance outlining the steps that governments need to take.
To turn words into action we must ensure that the UN directive is turned into a reality for street children – a world where they are able to lead safe and secure lives, free to fulfil their potential and change their stories.
We would like to thank our partners, who have provided generous and invaluable support towards our fight for street-connected children’s rights.
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The next critical step is to put the UN guidance into action around the world. It’s a huge undertaking but by working together we can change the world for street-connected children.
Get in touch with us to see how you can be a part of this exciting new chapter to protect and support street-connected children!
CSC’s partnership with Red Nose Day USA will help to make, and keep, street-connected children safe. The Red Nose Day Fund is an initiative of Comic Relief Inc., an American not-for-profit organisation which raises funds to end childhood poverty, both in the United States and internationally.
This partnership will build commitment to the first international legal instrument specifically designed to address the rights of all street children – the UN General Comment on Children in Street Situations.
CSC is partnering with organisations in Latin America, South Asia, South-East Asia and North Africa in order to strengthen existing innovative, front-line services to street-connected children.
AbbVie first partnered with CSC in 2017 to help develop the Legal Atlas for Street Children: A comprehensive guide to laws, policies and procedures affecting street children in individual countries. A team of 26 AbbVie attorneys and legal professionals donated their time to investigate the legal rights of children in countries including Bangladesh, Ecuador, Greece, Morocco, Nepal, Peru, the Philippines, Slovakia and Slovenia.
Consortium for Street Children was chosen by AbbVie because of their large global network caring for the some of the world’s most vulnerable children. These displaced children suffer from disproportionate levels of violence, abuse, HIV/AIDS, substance use and mental health issues and CSC works to help ensure these children can have a better chance at safe and fulfilling lives.
Baker McKenzie is a leading multinational law firm, and is one of the largest international firms in the world.
Baker McKenzie is partnering with CSC over the coming years to ensure street-connected children are visible on legal and policy agendas. Baker McKenzie is generously investing funds as well as providing unparalleled legal expertise.
Find out more about this partnership here.
Aviva is the UK’s largest insurer. Aviva became a corporate partner of CSC in 2010 as part of Street to School, the company’s global flagship community programme. Through Street to School programmes, Aviva have helped over 870,000 street children.
Find out more about CSC’s partnership with Aviva.