Article by Jo Griffin The UN General Comment on Children in Street Situations has been published by the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, a year after children taking part in the Street...
Posted 21 Jul 2017
Posted on the 2nd February 2014
Before Christmas our Director of Communications Joe Hewitt took on the task of leading the Brazilian office ahead of the event in March. Based in Rio de Janeiro, Joe is supported by Local Coordinator Elisa Lamego, newly appointed Events Manager Ioná Zalcberg and Chairman of Street Child United (Brasil) Adam Reid. The team continue the work led by John Wroe and Joe Hewitt in Brazil over the past year.
“As the world’s seventh wealthiest economy (by GDP) the future is very bright for Brazil and 2014 is shaping up to be an incredible year as the country plays host to the greatest event on earth…the Street Child World Cup. This is a country with an historic and extreme division between rich and poor which has inevitably led to huge numbers of street-effected children. Despite gains in income equality the divide between rich and poor remains high and it is with this backdrop that the Street Child World Cup plays a pivotal role in ensuring the rights of street children remain on the agenda. Kicking off just over two months ahead of the FIFA World Cup the Street Child World Cup will be an international platform for our Brazilian partners to share their stories and their demands for street children’s rights throughout Brazil not just in 2014 but beyond as the country develops as a world leader. Ahead of the event we have a number of activities coming up including a reception hosted by the British Embassy in the nation’s Capital Brasilia. We also aim to host the Street Child World Cup draw at the Fluminense stadium in Laranjeiras where the finals will take place in April.”
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Posted 21 Jul 2017
A former street child who took part in the inaugural Street Child World Cup in 2010 visited Brazil this week, representing his country, meeting Brazilian superstar Neymar Jr and inspiring children at the Safe Space,...
Posted 14 Jul 2017