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
    PublisherUniversity of Dundee
    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

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • General Social Sciences

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