Shelter and Young People Living on the Streets in Three African Cities

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Abstract

- Shelter is fundamental to all aspects of the well-being and resilience of young people living on the street including accessing food, making a living and maintaining health.
- Children and youth find innovative ways to adapt a wide range of locations in which to snatch a few hours’ sleep before being moved on.
- With no tenure or security, children and youth are displaced, their possessions destroyed and stolen; this discourages asset building and can lead to alcohol and drug dependence.
- Girls in particular face additional challenges in raising children, pregnancy and abortion, and protecting themselves from rape or assault.
Original languageEnglish
TypeBriefing Paper
Media of outputOnline
PublisherStreetInvest
Number of pages4
Place of PublicationEngland
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2014

Publication series

NameGrowing up on the Streets: Briefing Papers
PublisherStreetInvest
No.3

Keywords

  • Authorities
  • Child Protection
  • Gender
  • Health
  • Identity
  • Sexual Exploitation
  • Resilience
  • Safety
  • Shelter
  • Stigmatisation

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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.

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    Research Principles and Conceptual Framework

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

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    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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