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#AdvocacyForStreetChildren/IDSCGHANA Day 28

#AdvocacyForStreetChildren/IDSCGHANA Day 28

ACCESS TO COUNSELING (SAFE- ADULTS)

Street children are homeless poor children (male and female) aged below 18 years, for whom "the street" (including unoccupied dwellings and wasteland) has become home and/or their source of livelihood, and who are inadequately protected or supervised.

Street Connected Children come against all forms of abuse living on the streets which subject them to physical and emotional torture. These abuses have serious psycho-social consequences which adversely affect the health, survival, dignity and overall well-being of children in street situation. This devastating condition of street-connected children is mostly related to different individual and social factors such as parental neglect, trafficking, exploitation, etc. which require a variety of interventions or responses like counseling and education to help resolve this issue and ensure they build a better future.

Counselling provides great assistance and guidance in resolving personal or psychological problems. However, children in street situations lack or are denied access to this service, a condition which makes them susceptible to various forms of inhumane acts or abuses, compounding their problems and rendering them more vulnerable.

Mostly, children (especially street-connected children) who experience such a lifestyle in the long round lose their dignity, self-esteem or self-worth, power and many a time denied their childhood rights which they freely need to enjoy for their well-being and growth.

In effect, Safe-Child Advocacy through its awareness campaign against child streetism wish to call on all individuals, government, stakeholders, CSO’s and other NGO’s to join us to advocate for street children rights and demand access to essential services for all children, to empower them to live a dignified lifestyle.

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#InternationalDayForStreetChildren

Adamfo Ghana

West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI)

Consortium for Street Children

Habitat for Humanity

UNICEF Ghana