Street Children in Uruguay

CSC Projects Supporting Street Children in Uruguay

There is still a large population of street children in Uruguay, despite the country being one of the most stable and developed countries in Latin America. High enrolment rates in primary education are matched by relatively high drop-out rates, especially in rural areas, where children are forced to work from a young age to support their families. In fact, 8% of children aged 8-14 are employed in Uruguay. The Government of Uruguay was the first country to commit to fully adopt the General Comment on Children in Street Situations, and is building a legal and policy framework and national plan for street children. CSC is committed to supporting hundreds of street-connected children through a variety of projects in Uruguay, and to supporting our partners in their advocacy work.

Our Projects in Uruguay

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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