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Street Child is a UK charity, established in 2008, that aims to create educational opportunity for some of the most vulnerable children in Africa and Asia. 

UN PUBLISHES LANDMARK GENERAL COMMENT ON THE RIGHTS OF CHILDREN IN STREET SITUATIONS

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UN PUBLISHES LANDMARK GENERAL COMMENT ON THE RIGHTS OF CHILDREN IN STREET SITUATIONS

Martin Forsyth

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.

Learn more about the publication of the General Comment on the Rights of Street Children.