7CSC: THE MISSIONThe Consortium for Street Children (CSC) is the leading international network dedicated to realising the rights of street Children worldwide. We are Louder Together.
8STREET-CONNECTED CHILDREN: A DEFINITION Children at risk of taking to street life Children who work on the streets Children who live and work on the Streets
9THE FACTSThe exact numbers of street-connected children globally are hard to know, but it is people estimate that there are tens of millions, some even think as high as 100 million.More than 11 million street children in India7 million children on the streets of Latin America300,000 street children in Kenya600,000 street children in Ethiopia
10THE INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR STREET CHILDREN 12th April!In 2012 it was celebrated in 37 countries by thousands of street children, charities, businesses, schools.... And Steven Gerrard, Stephen Fry and Danny BoyleThe Day was talked about on the TV, radio, Facebook & Twitter"Working closely with disadvantaged children has made me realise that kids aren't just on the streets in other countries but are suffering right here in the UK. That's why I'm supporting the International Day for Street Children."
11WHAT IS THE UNITED NATIONS? The United Nations is an international organisation which 193 countries are members ofIt helps countries to work together and agree international law, security, rights and developmentThe current Secretary-General is Ban Ki-moon of South KoreaThe UN was founded in 1945 after World War II to replace the League of Nations, to stop wars between countries, and to provide a platform for dialogue. It contains multiple subsidiary organizations to carry out its missions.
12To participate in decisions which affect your lives YOUR RIGHTS AS A CHILDThe United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), which is signed by nearly every country in the world, gives every child the right to:SurvivalDevelopmentProtection from harmTo participate in decisions which affect your lives
13WHY THE UNITED NATIONS SHOULD ADOPT THE INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR STREET CHILDREN Street children have the same rights as every child in the worldOften their rights are not realised – they experience violence, they have little access to food, clothing or educationMost of the time governments do not do enough to help street childrenIf the United Nations adopts the Day, it puts pressure on everyone to make a positive difference to street children’s lives
14WHAT CAN WE ALL DO? Organisations like the Consortium for Street Children work with governments and the United Nations to change laws and practices so that street children have the same rights as youYou can help raise awareness of street children by signing the pledge and finding out more atSpread the word! Tell your friends and family about what you have learntHold an event at school to celebrate the International Day for Street Children
15TASK 4: WRITE A LETTER In your letter you need to: Include your full name, address and today’s dateWhy you think the Day is importantWhat having the Day adopted will mean for street childrenSign the letterRemember to keep it polite and clear