UN PUBLISHES LANDMARK GENERAL COMMENT ON THE RIGHTS OF CHILDREN IN STREET SITUATIONS
Last year Street Child collaborated with the Consortium for Street Children and other NGOs to share the views of 1000 street children around the world.
Street Child of Sierra Leone and Street Child of Liberia held focus groups with street children and former street children. Read their submission here. Street Child of Nepal spoke to children and staff from other NGOs across Nepal. Read their submission here.
These consultations formed part of the General Comment on the Rights of Street Children. Today it has been published.
Sadly, across the world many governments don’t recognise that street children have the same human rights as others – and this is the first time in history that street children have received this level of recognition.
Today we want to celebrate that the world is finally starting to listen to the rights to street children.