Promoting a rights-based approach for street-connected children
“People say we have rights of care and protection. We don’t know where they are. We have to search for them.”Child participant in the South Asia United Nations General Comment on Children in Street Situations Consultation, 2016
Street-connected children can face multiple rights violations on a daily basis. StreetInvest promotes Street Work as a rights-based approach to working with street-connected children and recognises them as rights-holders.
As well as supporting organisations working directly with street-connected children to conduct Street Work, StreetInvest advocates for street-connected children's rights in order to drive systemic change. StreetInvest has lobbied for street-connected children's rights at the United Nations and continues to support its partners to advocate at a national government level.