Street Children in Ecuador

CSC Projects Supporting Street Children in Ecuador

Street children in Ecuador, due to economic and social factors, work as street vendors, shoe shiners, entertainers and general labourers to survive. Even though the Ecuadorian Government has made child labour eradication a priority, according to the Ecuadorian Institute of Statistics and Census in 2014, there were about 360,000 children and adolescents aged 5-17 working on the street. Domestic abuse, poverty, gang violence, and lack of appropriate adult support exposes these children to high risks of neglect, malnourishment, abuse, and trauma. We are working with our partners in Ecuador to ensure these children are not left behind.

Our Projects in Ecuador

Keeping Street-Connected Children Safe

This project funds innovative direct-service delivery projects for street children across Asia and South America. Red Nose Day US also funds our global ‘4 Steps to Equality’ campaign, our ‘Digitally Connecting Street Children’ project with partners across the world, and our pioneering work in Uruguay, helping the government to adopt the General Comment No. 21 on Street Children.

Funded by Red Nose Day US

Building Resilience in Street Children

CSC partnered with our members in Nepal, Ecuador and Uganda for our ‘Building with Bamboo’ shared learning project, which explored the resilience in street-connected children who had suffered sexual abuse.

Funded by The Oak Foundation.

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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