The 12th April marks the fourth International Day for Street Children, a day which aims to amplify the voices of street-connected children around the world and to challenge misconceptions about them. The International Day has grown in strength since its inception and has gained support from street children, NGOs, policy-makers, businesses and individuals in over 130 countries.
Street-connected children often experience difficulty in accessing and realising their rights. They are vulnerable to discrimination and exploitation due to their precarious situations and lack of visibility. MCT are working to ensure street-connected children in Morocco can fully exercise their rights through our Identity Paper Project, Womenâs Project and Youth Projects. We aim to take into account the holistic context in which street-connected children are living to enable them to become agents of change.
The International Day for Street Children gives street-connected children a platform to speak out about issues affecting them and to challenge misconceptions about them. This year, the CSC asked children âIf the whole world was listening, what would you say?” â check out some of the responses here. If youâd like to get involved in the campaign for UN recognition of this day, join MCT and the CSC by tweeting #TweetForTheStreet and spreading the word so that street-connected children cannot be ignored.