Friendship on the Streets: Street Children and Youth in Three African Cities

Janine Hunter (Lead / Corresponding author), Lorraine van Blerk, Wayne Shand

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Abstract

•The absence of family and other stable adult relationships increases the importance of friendships as a way to cope with the difficulties of life on the street.
•Friends are a source of protection, knowledge, comfort and practical support, which enable children and youth to meet their basic needs and to respond to the problems they experience.
•Friendships can falter or become exploitative where young people are competing for money, food or sexual relationships.
•Relationships change as young people get older and they take on other responsibilities, such as caring for children.
Original languageEnglish
TypeBriefing Paper
Media of outputOnline
PublisherStreetInvest
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2018

Publication series

NameGrowing up on the Streets: Briefing Papers
PublisherStreetInvest
No.13

Keywords

  • street children/youth
  • FRIENDSHIP NETWORKS
  • resilience

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  • Research Output

    • 2 Other contribution
    • 1 Commissioned report

    Africa Consultation Report for the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child’s General Comment on Children in Street Situations

    Turgut, N., van Blerk, L., Shand, W., Shanahan, P., Hunter, J., Gbeglo, S., d’Aquin Rubambura, T. & Chitsiku, S., 2016, University of Dundee. 29 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

    Open Access
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    Methodology: Longitudinal, Participatory Research with Street Children and Youth in Sub-Saharan Africa

    van Blerk, L., Shand, W. & Shanahan, P., Mar 2014, 4 p. StreetInvest.

    Research output: Other contribution

    Open Access
    File
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    Research Principles and Conceptual Framework

    van Blerk, L., Shand, W. & Shanahan, P., Jan 2014, 4 p. England : StreetInvest.

    Research output: Other contribution

    Open Access
    File
  • 17 Downloads (Pure)

    Prizes

    2017 Stephen Fry Awards Public: Engagement Project of the Year

    van Blerk, Lorraine (Recipient), Wayne Shand (Recipient) & Hunter, Janine (Recipient), 2017

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

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