International Day for Street Children 2019

Ask your Government to Commit to Equality for Street Children

Contact your Government and tell them you care about street children, and want them to take action to improve their lives. In 2017 the UN issued The General Comment No. 21 on Children in Street Situations informing Governments on how to protect street children. However it is up to individual governments to implement this guidance and make equality for street children a reality in each country, one by one.

Street children are present in every country in the world. Whatever your nationality, you can take action and impress on your government that you care about street children and demand their rights to be respected.

What can you do? Demand change

Here are four easy steps you can take to tell your Government about committing to equality for street children in your country:

  1. Consider who the best person in your government to write to might be. Is it your local representative? The Chair of a Committee? Whoever it is should be influential in setting policies and making decisions, especially about children.
  2. A simple internet search will give you an email address and/or physical address that the representative can be contacted on.
  3. Fill out the highlighted sections of the template letter that’s right for you – if you are an organisation, it’s up to you if you’d like to use the version with our logo or without.
  4. Send the letter to your representative.

Download letter templates:

If you are using a mobile, use this version of the letter 

Use this letter if you are an NGO/organisation (with CSC logo)

Use this letter if you are an NGO/organisation (without CSC logo)

Use this letter if you are a member of the public (with CSC logo)

Utilisez cette lettre si vous êtes une ONG (avec le logo du CSC)

Utilisez cette lettre si vous êtes une ONG (sans logo CSC)

Por favor usa esta carta si eres una organización (Con logo de CSC)

Por favor usa esta carta si eres una organización (Sin logo CSC)

 

And that’s it! Spread the word on social media.

Together, we can make equality for street children happen!