Research Output per year
Street children and youth engage in a rich variety of play activities across the three cities, which change as they grow into young adulthood. Youth in the three cities shared some common play experiences; with differences around how girls and boys play, and the range of activities they engage in. Play is a key coping strategy, essential for emotional wellbeing and in building social relations with friends and the wider community. Challenges included finding time for play around meeting daily needs, finding space for play due to commercial ownership of land; and aggressive policing from security officials and local leaders who discourage the visible presence of street children and youth.
|Media of output||Online|
|Number of pages||4|
|Place of Publication||United Kingdom|
|Publication status||Published - Aug 2017|
|Name||Growing up on the Streets: Briefing Papers|
Africa Consultation Report for the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child’s General Comment on Children in Street SituationsTurgut, 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/Report › Commissioned report
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Methodology: Longitudinal, Participatory Research with Street Children and Youth in Sub-Saharan Africavan Blerk, L., Shand, W. & Shanahan, P., Mar 2014, 4 p. StreetInvest.
Research output: Other contribution
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