CSC Projects in South Africa

Street Children in South Africa

Estimates suggest that there are hundreds of thousands of street children in South Africa, struggling to access healthcare, education and legal documentation. These issues are exacerbated by the vulnerability of street children to physical and mental health problems. Moreover, physical and sexual abuse is prevalent amongst the street child population, as well as substance misuse. Despite South Africa adopting relatively progressive laws in many areas, these children continue to face stigmatisation and discrimination daily. CSC is committed to supporting our partners’ work and protecting the rights of street-connected children in South Africa.

Our Projects in South Africa

Supporting Street Children in the COVID-19 Pandemic

Consortium for Street Children is working with our global network to provide crucial support to street children, and help them access the services, information, and legal protection they need throughout the pandemic.

Funded by AbbVie. 

The Legal Atlas: Putting Street Children on the Map

Street children are one of the world’s most invisible populations, overlooked by governments, law and policymakers and many others in society. To address this, CSC and our partner Baker McKenzie created the Legal Atlas, to put information about laws affecting street children directly into their -and their advocates’ – hands.

Funded by Baker McKenzie

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