The Rights of Street Children and Youth

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

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Abstract

- Nearly 30 years on from the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989), children and youth living in street situations are still deprived of their rights.
- The Growing up on the Streets network were involved in developing new UN authoritative guidance in 2017 on the rights of children in street situations.
- States are currently failing street children and youth globally by failing to protect them against rights violations; including violence, discrimination and exploitation by the agents of the state.
- All children deserve to have their rights respected and fulfilled and to live their lives with dignity and hope, regardless of status.
Original languageEnglish
TypeBriefing Paper
Media of outputOnline
PublisherStreetInvest
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2018

Publication series

NameGrowing up on the Streets: Briefing Papers
PublisherStreetInvest
No.12

Keywords

  • Human rights
  • street children
  • youth
  • participatory methods
  • United Nations

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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
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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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