Explore more widely
Read the piece written by one of the founder members of SSSK about Understanding street children
If you follow the link to http://www.gvnet.com/streetchildren/ you will find an enormous range of materials, although much of it was collected some ten years ago.
The Railway Children site provides an excellent introduction https://www.railwaychildren.org.uk/
Even though many of these articles are quite old, the issues haven’t really changed much and the stories represent many of the ongoing realities of street life. The articles and general studies include:
http://newint.org/features/1986/10/05/street/ Issue 164 Oct 1986 An introduction to the issues
http://newint.org/features/2005/04/01/introduction/ Issue 377 Apr 2005 Introduction to the special New Internationalist edition on Street Children
http://newint.org/features/2005/04/01/action/ Issue 377 Apr 2005 So you want to help ?
http://newint.org/features/2005/04/01/ricardo/ Issue 377 Apr 2005 ‘the Only Thing I Hate In The World Is The Police’
http://newint.org/features/1989/04/05/victims/ Oct 1989 The challenges of ‘intervention’
http://newint.org/features/2005/04/01/philipppines-street-children/ Issue 377 Apr 2005 Street children in the Philippines
- Street children in the UK;
- Jubilee Action report – Kids behind bars;
- Nepalese children – welfare support scheme;
- Street children in Asia overview 2003
- Urban Street Children Empowerment Project – Indonesia;
- The MDG about Education May 2013;
- CSC report about Violence May 2013
Note that the Consortium for Street Children (CSC) has an extensive library, to which we have access.
Other things we would suggest include the New Internationalist No 377 (some of the articles above are taken from this issue), and the extensive UNICEF reports
- in April 2005 there was a special issue of the New Internationalist magazine www.newint.org with some excellent articles on street children in different countries. Under the search heading (on the home page) you can find back issues. No 377 is entitled Street Children, and all of the articles in it are available on-line. Highly recommended although quite old.
- On 20 November 1989, the United Nations adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child. To commemorate this landmark, in 2009, UNICEF is dedicated a special edition of its flagship report, The State of the World’s Children, to child rights see UNICEF 2009 Celebrating 20 years of childrens rights. The report addresses the progress that has been made and the role the Convention can play in the future
- See also UNICEF 2011 State of the Worlds Children about their Urban Environment,
- UNICEF 2012 State of the Worlds Children about Adolescence, and
- UNICEF 2013 State of the Worlds Children – Disability