Special section: Children in street situation

You can access all the resources on the issue of children in street situation on this single page: news, documents, learning resources, discussions and experts.


16 Apr 2019
On April 12th, the International Day for Street Children was marked all over the world. On this occasion, the program ‘Return to New Opportunities’, which is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ... Read more
19 Mar 2019
The Center for Youth Integration (CYI) is a citizens association that, since 2004, has implemented programs dealing with the population of children and young people in street situations or at risk of being on the street, as well as programs... Read more
15 Oct 2018
Every third person in Kosovo lives below the poverty line, meanwhile unemployment rises to above 30%. Due to socio-economic factors, many families cannot afford to provide their children with a meaningful leisure time and proper school preparation.... Read more


29 Mar 2018
About the webinar: This webinar will present the results of the qualitative study "Children in Street Situations in the Republic of Moldova" and is primarily aimed at child protection and social protection specialists working directly or... Read more
25 Oct 2017
`Resilience: from Research to Practice` is the second learning panel organized within the Building with Bamboo project. During the webinar the participants will have an opportunity to explore resilience-based approaches to working with... Read more
22 Aug 2017
The International Society for Mobile Youth Work grants public access to a collection of volumes containing the proceedings and conclusions of a series of symposia on mobile youth work in Georgia, Estonia, Russia, Bulgaria, Hungary, Slovakia and... Read more


01 Mar 2018
This qualitative study represents a first attempt of scientific analysis of children in street situations in the Republic of Moldova;  The main five results of the study indicate that: 1. For many children, the first experiences with the... Read more
26 Feb 2018
In the Republic of Moldova, for many children, the first experiences with the street take place at a very early age, when they are of three or four years old. The main reasons children leave their homes are: parents’... Read more
01 Oct 2016
This publication was developed within the Regional Network for Street Involved Children and at Risk Children (RNSIC), supported by Save the Children Italy. Authors of the study are Prof. Dr. Veronika Duci and Assoc.Prof. Izela Tahsini. The field... Read more


11 Apr 2017
Every day, millions of street-connected children suffer multiple and repeated violations of their rights. Their numbers are likely to be growing worldwide as a result of conflicts in the Middle East, recession in Europe, natural disasters in Asia... Read more
15 Nov 2016
In a video investigation for investigatii.md, journalists Elena Moldoveanu and Vitalie Gutu present the situation of runaway children in Moldova. Hundreds of children run away from home or placement centres and come into the street, where... Read more
16 Aug 2016
The discussion focuses on children selling on the streets, begging or working in different jobs. Children contacted say that they are helping their family, but what is the harm they cause to themselves? In the discussion participated one... Read more

Children in street situation

Children in Street Situations
Date of publication: 2010
Terre des hommes is active in the issue of children living in street situations because these children have had their most basic rights disregarded and are especially vulnerable to all sorts of phenomena likely to endanger their life, their...
Begging for Change
Date of publication: 2009
Publisher: Anti Slavery International
This report is based on research conducted in Albania and Greece, India and Senegal, and looks at the phenomenon of forced child begging both in it…
Forced child begging: A toolkit for researchers
Date of publication: 2009
Publisher: Anti Slavery International
This document is a toolkit outlining qualitative methods for researchers interested in exploring the more exploitative and damaging forms of child …
Street Children and Juvenile Justice in Romania
Date of publication: 2007
Publisher: The Consortium For Street Children
This report examines the reasons behind children ending up in the street as well as the offences they commonly commit/are accused of committing. It…
Street children and youth as a priority of the EU's social inclusion policy for the new Member States in Central and Eastern Europe
Date of publication: 2007
Publisher: European Foundation for Street Children Worldwide
The EFSCW Symposium aimed to analyse to what extent excluded children and street children have to be considered as a priority within the joint init…
Police Training on Child Rights & Child Protection: Lessons Learned and Manual
Date of publication: 2005
Publisher: Consortium for Street Children
Who is this book for?
Meet Elvis
Publisher: ChildPact
Imagine your name is Elvis and you live in an Eastern European country. Here is a video about you.
BKTF Coalition: Child Labour in Albania
Publisher: BKTF Coalition Albania
The phenomenon of child labor continues to be a great concern for Albania. Legal improvements, and the creation of various mechanisms to protect children have not resulted effective to prevent children's employment.
Case of a child being abused and coerced into begging by parents: challenges, approaches and risks [Case discussion in Bosnian]
A recording of a six-year-old girl from 2014 (when she was four years old) shows her begging and on the being abused and coerced by her parents into begging streets of Sarajevo (data by Mobile Team for prevention of the begging of the public insti
Rights of Children in Street Situations
In June 2017, the Committee on the Rights of the Children adopted General Comment No 21 on Children in Street Situations.


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