International Day for Street Children - 12 April.

Every year on April 12th, International Day for Street Children provides a voice for children that live on the street so their rights cannot be ignored. The day provides opportunities for human rights organizations to spread awareness for the number of street children throughout the world.

Human Rights

In 1989, the UN held the Convention on the Rights of the Child. According to the Convention, some of the rights that all children in the world should have include the right to:

  • a stable, loving, and nurturing environment
  • healthcare and nutrition
  • clean water and electric power
  • equal opportunities
  • live in dignity and freedom

Sadly, children on the street do not have these rights. It’s for this reason that organizations such as the Consortium for Street Children (CSC) are trying to enact the Four Steps to Equality. These steps include making a commitment to equality, protecting every child, providing access to services, and creating new solutions.

The CSC launched the first International Day for Street Children on April 12th, 2011.

Source: www.streetchildren.org


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