Egypt’s street children had a lot to gain from the country’s revolution. However, change has come slowly if at all, and in many ways, their cause has been pushed off course. Increasing poverty, a growing shadow economy, and continued political instability, have proven challenges to the safety of these children. Read more.
Sometimes, really good ideas in the fight against the sex trafficking of kids get adopted broadly, and it gives hope to all of us in the advocacy community. Two bits of news landed in my inbox this month that give me hope that we can abolish the sex slavery of children in our lifetimes. Read more. Continue reading →
It’s Brazil it’s 2014 and players from around the world are waiting for kick-off, but there will be no galacticos on the pitch or Wags at local boutiques during the tournament this weekend in Rio de Janeiro. Instead, theStreet Child World Cup will bring together some of the most disadvantaged youths from 19 nations for 10 days […] Continue reading →
It seems like a happy scene: girls and boys on the playground, swinging, sliding down a rickety metal slide and playing ball. But if you talk to the former street children at Mercy House in Baghdad, you will find that many of them are disturbed and potentially violent. Read more. Continue reading →
Thousands of children have been left to survive alone as refugees, after being orphaned or separated from their parents in the Syrian conflict. The refugee agency, the UNHCR has found that, in Lebanon and Jordan alone, more than 70,000 Syrian refugee children are living without their fathers. Read more. Continue reading →
Two students who were kicked out of school after becoming homeless will temporarily be allowed back in their Pennsylvania district until a judge makes a final ruling on their case. Read more. Continue reading →