CSC Projects in Vietnam

Street Children in Vietnam

Despite being the first country in Asia to ratify the Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1990, street children in Vietnam are routinely overlooked in the state’s efforts to protect the rights of children. The population of street children is primarily poor children from rural families who come to the cities to work. Strict government restrictions regarding homelessness frequently force these street children and homeless youth to hide in parks and markets for fear of being arrested by the police. If rounded up, they are sent to ‘social protection centres’ where they are detained for months or sometimes years, in crowded conditions with little access to healthcare or education.

Our Projects in Vietnam

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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