SCU Summit to welcome partner leaders from across the world to discuss challenges facing street children

Posted on the 1st September 2015

Next week, troche 7th – 11th September, and we welcome the leaders of our grassroots partner organisations from across the world to the Amnesty Human Rights Action Centre in East London for the Street Child United Summit 2015.

The Summit provides a unique opportunity for leaders, street child practitioners and experts from up to 20 countries to explore key learning and discuss challenges and solutions from their work supporting street children.

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Every country that takes part at our flagship event the Street Child World Cup is organised by and represents an outstanding grassroots NGO working on the frontline supporting street children – these NGOs are our partners and together we represent a movement dedicated to improving the lives of millions of street children.

The Summit will explore the theme, “What would a nation that is fair to street children look like?” focusing on key themes drawn from the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). These themes have emerged from discussions with our partners, who were asked to identify from the UNCRC the articles they feel present the most urgent challenges faced by street children in their country;

– Right to a legal identity
– Right to an education
– Juvenile justice
– Right to protection from violence

This is the second Summit for partner leaders organised by Street Child United – the first of which took place ahead of the 2014 Street Child World Cup in September 2013. The Guardian summed up our aims as trying to “break new ground in thinking, practice and advocacy in work around street-connected children.”

There are still a few spaces for the Tuesday and Wednesday workshops where we will be hearing from our partners on the themes above, please contact Karin@streetchildunited.org if you are interested in attending.

Stay tuned to our social media channels next week for updates from the Summit @iStreetChild #IamSomebody

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