Street Children in Peru

CSC Projects Supporting Street Children in Peru

CSC has been partnering with organisations supporting street children in Peru since 2017. Rapid urbanisation and migration to Peru’s major cities has left large populations living in informal settlements and working in the informal sector. Many families are affected by unemployment or lack stable employment, and 35% of the population live below the poverty line. In this context, about 34% of children in Peru work in order to help their families - many of whom turn to the streets as a source of livelihood. Domestic violence and family problems lead many children to run away from home and live on the streets. See below for our work with our partners in Peru.

Our Projects in Peru

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 USA.

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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