Street Children in the early years of the 21st Century. Reports of the prevalence, abuse & exploitation of children who make their homes in the street, sometimes called street children, street kids, street homeless children, community children & rough sleepers.

 

 

 

Street Children

The Prevalence, Abuse & Exploitation of Street Children

The term street children refers to children for whom the street more than their family has become their real home. It includes children who might not necessarily be homeless or without families, but who live in situations where there is no protection, supervision, or direction from responsible adults.

- Human Rights Watch

 

 

 

 

The way a society treats its children reflects not only its qualities of compassion and protective caring, but also sense of justice, its commitment to the future, and its urge to enhance the human condition for coming generations. This is as indisputably true of the community of nations, as it is of nations individually. - Javier Perez de Cuellar, Peru, Fifth Secretary-General of the United Nations (January 1, 1982 to December 31, 1991)

 

A

Afghanistan

Albania

Algeria

Angola

Antigua & -Barbuda

Argentina

Armenia

Australia

Austria

Azerbaijan

B

The Bahamas

Bahrain

Bangladesh

Barbados

Belarus

Belgium

Belize

Benin

Bolivia

Bosnia-Herzegovina

Botswana

Brazil

Britain

Brunei

Bulgaria

Burkina Faso

Burma

Burundi

C

Cambodia

Cameroon

Canada

Central African Rep

Chad

Chile

China

Colombia

Congo (DRC)

Congo (ROC)

Costa Rica

Cote D' Ivoire

Croatia

Cuba

Cyprus

Czech Republic

D

Denmark

Djibouti

Dominican Republic

E

East Timor

Ecuador

Egypt

El Salvador

Equatorial Guinea

Eritrea

Estonia

Ethiopia

F

Fiji

Finland

France

G

Gabon

The Gambia

Germany

Georgia

Ghana

Greece

Guatemala

Guinea

Guinea-Bissau

Guyana

H

Haiti

Honduras

Hong Kong

Hungary

I

Iceland

India

Indonesia

Iran

Iraq

Ireland

Israel

Italy

Ivory Coast

J

Jamaica

Japan

Jordan

K

Kazakhstan

Kenya

Kiribati

Korea, North

Korea, South

Kosovo

Kuwait

Kyrgyz Republic

L

Laos

Latvia

Lebanon

Lesotho

Liberia

Libya

Lithuania

Luxembourg

M

Macau

Macedonia

Madagascar

Malawi

Malaysia

Maldives

Mali

Malta

Mauritania

Mauritius

Mexico

Micronesia

Moldova

Mongolia

Montenegro

Morocco

Mozambique

Myanmar

N

Namibia

Nepal

Netherlands

N.Antilles

New Zealand

Nicaragua

Niger

Nigeria

Norway

O P

Oman

Pakistan

Palau

Panama

Papua New Guinea

Paraguay

Peru

Philippines

Poland

Portugal

Q - R

Qatar

Romania

Russia

Rwanda

S

StVincent & -Grenadines

Saudi Arabia

Senegal

Serbia

Sierra Leone

Singapore

Slovak Repub

Slovenia

Solomon Islands

Somalia

South Africa

Spain

Sri Lanka

Sudan

Suriname

Swaziland

Sweden

Switzerland

Syria

T

Tajikistan

Taiwan

Tanzania

Thailand

Timor Leste

Togo

Tonga

Trinidad & -Tobago

Tunisia

Turkey

Turkmenistan

U

Uganda

Ukraine

United Arab Emirates

United Kingdom - UK

United States - USA

Uruguay

Uzbekistan

V

Venezuela

Vietnam

Y - Z

Yemen

Zambia

Zimbabwe

 

 

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Human Trafficking

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Term Paper Resources For Students

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Poverty Torture

 

 

Africa [video playlist]

Algeria

Angola

Benin

Botswana

Burkina Faso

Burundi

Cameroon

Central African Rep

Chad

Congo (DRC)

Congo (ROC)

Cote D' Ivoire

 

Djibouti

Equatorial Guinea

Eritrea

Ethiopia

Gabon

The Gambia

Ghana

Guinea

Guinea-Bissau

Kenya

Lesotho

Liberia

 

Madagascar

Malawi

Mali

Mauritania

Mauritius

Mozambique

Namibia

Niger

Nigeria

Rwanda

Senegal

 

Sierra Leone

Somalia

South Africa

Sudan

Swaziland

Tanzania

Togo

Uganda

Zambia

Zimbabwe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At Mumbai's central train station, young boys like this one arrive daily from rural India thinking they will find work in order to send money home. [photo by Kay Chernush for the U.S. State Department]

 

Philippines - Medecins Sans Frontieres operates a program targeting 200 out of an estimated 200,000 children who live on the streets of the capital, Manila [photo copyright by Roger Job]

 Street kids, runaways, or children living in poverty can fall under the control of traffickers who force them into begging rings. Children are sometimes intentionally disfigured to attract more money from passersby. Victims of organized begging rings are often beaten or injured if they don't bring in enough money. They are also vulnerable to sexual abuse. [photo by Kay Chernush for the U.S. State Department]

 

A Roma (gypsy) child finds herself on the side of a road in northern Italy, ironically wearing a shirt that proclaims, "Outsider." Her family, which fled the ethnic turmoil in Bosnia, is always on the move. Poverty, discrimination, and social customs combine to make Roma children vulnerable to trafficking [photo by Kay Chernush for the U.S. State Department]

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CITE AS: Patt, Prof. Martin, "Street Children", http://gvnet.com/streetchildren/, [accessed <date>]

website created by Prof. Martin Patt, Professor Emeritus, University of Massachusetts

Research assistant: Arkadiy Abramov ; Editorial assistant: Dmitriy Ioselevich






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