The International Day for Street Children was organized for the first time in 2011.

International Day for Street Children

Louder Together

The day was launched by a London-based organization called CSC, Consortium for Street Children which aims to bring a voice for the tens of millions of children who live and work on the streets all around the world.

Why the International Day for Street Children matters is that these children, extremely vulnerable and at risk for sexual abuse, exploitation, and extreme poverty, are too often ignored in policy and programming. They live in the margins of society and face constant discrimination, not only in their communities but from policy makers. 

Anyone who wants to get involved can make a donation for CSC here or simply look around their website for more information, events, and research. Like the slogan of the Consortium for Street Children says, Louder Together!

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