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"No child should grow up alone. StreetInvest exists to invest in those that do"
No child should grow up alone. StreetInvest exists to invest in those that do

Advocacy


In addition to the advocacy at a local and national level which StreetInvest supports through its network, we strive to be a thought leader: advocating at an international level for policy and practice change which upholds the rights of street children, informed by the learnings from street work practice.  Thus, we work top down as well as build from the bottom up by enhancing the capacity of our local agency partners.

StreetInvest's aim is to promote street work as an integral part of supporting street children, to practitioners and policy makers.

 
StreetInvest works in cooperation with leading advocacy organisations and is a core member of the Advocacy Forum for the Consortium for Street Children.  In May 2014, StreetInvest was part of the Consortium's panel which presented at the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child in Geneva, to request a General Comment to support the 2011 Resolution on Children in Street Situations. 

The panel was successful and our recent activity has included support for the drafting of a UN General Comment on Children in Street Situations with the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, due for publication in mid-2017.

 
Our co-founder Patrick Shanahan, presents to the UN Committe on the Rights of the Child, as part the Consortium for Street Children's panel, requsting a General Comment to support the 2011 Resolution on Children in Street Situations.
  • OHCHR Report on Street Children

    UN OHCHR Protection and promotion of the rights of children working and/or living on the street, 2012

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  • Easy Guide: UN General Comment

    Read the CSC's easy guide to the United Nations’ Committee On the Rights of the Child’s General Comment on Children in Street Situations

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