[Albania] International Day For Street Children 2018

13 Apr 2018
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Tdh Albania

The International Day for Street Children named "Louder Together" was first introduced on 12th April 2011. It aimed at "giving a louder voice to the millions of street children all around the world so their rights are not ignored".

The Consortium for Street Children, the biggest global organisation committed to the protection of the rights of children in street situation, for 2018 has launched the campaign called ‘4 Steps to Equality’. The latest summarises the UN General Comment on Children in Street Situations, which is guidance written by the United Nations to explain how governments can make sure that street-connected children are able to access their rights.

Too often, street children are unable to access things most of us take for granted – things like going to the hospital, accessing justice when harmed, protection from harassment and violence, and much more. The campaign called for governments around the world to take four steps that will achieve equality for street children.

In the international day for street children the Albanian Minister of Health and Social Protection and the Mayor of Tirana Municipality became part of the activities organised in the framework of the initiative #UnëMbrojFëmijët by so expressing the commitment of the government's responsibility as well as encourage further actions toward the protection of children in street situation.

Albania has signed and ratified the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. According to it the government has a legal obligation to work towards ensuring that all children’s rights are integrated into national law. It is universally recognised that all children should have these rights realised; however, despite many efforts of the Albanian government to develop and include street children into policies and practices still the fulfilment of street children rights face too many challenges.

 

 

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