Street Children in Myanmar

CSC Projects Supporting Street Children in Myanmar

Street children in Myanmar, or “Lan Pyaw Kale”, have been a long-term concern, especially in cities like Yangon and Mandalay. For many reasons, either due to domestic abuse, abandonment or to support their family financially, these children leave their homes and end up surviving day to day with no fixed shelter or supportive guardian or parental figure. Frequent natural disasters and internal conflicts has only exacerbated the situation for street-connected children and the environment in which they survive.

Our Projects in Myanmar

Tackling Child Labour and Modern Day Slavery in Asia

Led by the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), this project is working in Bangladesh, Nepal and Myanmar to identify ways we can increase children’s options to avoid engaging in hazardous and exploitative labour.

Funded by DFID.

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