Street Child Games – Rio – 14 – 20 March 2016

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Aug 2016

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Former street children demand: “We will be listened to.”

Click here to read the full Rio Resolution. On International Youth Day (12 August) we’re calling for governments to listen to the voices of ALL young people, no matter their background, to help bring positive change to the world. It is estimated there are 150 million children living and working on the streets worldwide. Instead ...

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Aug 2016

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Fighting for an identity to get to the Games

More than 11,000 athletes representing 207 teams, including a team of 10 refugees, have traveled from all corners of the globe and for some, overcome unimaginable challenges just to compete at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, which opened last night. Earlier this year, former street children from nine countries also faced incredible ...

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May 2016

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The United Nations is listening

We’re excited to share that the United Nations has recognised the Rio Resolution and the recommendations made by the former street children from nine countries that took part in the 2016 Street Child Games. The Rio Resolution focuses on three universal rights street children are most frequently denied: Education, a Legal Identity ...

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Apr 2016

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Street Child Games leads way with 100 days to Rio 2016

With just 100 days to go until the Olympic Games, the first Street Child Games was featured in the Guardian celebrating the use of sport to elevate the most marginalised groups and provide an opportunity for them to show their potential. The article, written by Jo Griffin, featured on the front page of the sports […]

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Apr 2016

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Young people have their say on ground breaking international guidance on street children’s rights at Street Child Games

Young people taking part in last month’s Street Child Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, joined street children worldwide in making their voices heard and influencing governments by feeding into new UN guidance on their rights. Hundreds of street children from over 25 countries are taking part in seven pioneering consultation events ...

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Apr 2016

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Street Child United host Manchester United in Rio and win a trip to Old Trafford in return

Fresh on the heels of hosting the inaugural Street Child Games, the Street Child United Rio de Janeiro office hosted Manchester United Football Club in Rio this weekend. The club, led by legends Dwight Yorke and Quinton Fortune were welcomed to the SCU Safe Space pitch built with the support of Chevrolet F.C. in Complexo […]

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Apr 2016

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Street Child Games uses the power of sport to challenge the negative treatment of street children

On the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (April 6th) we celebrate the inaugural Street Child Games, which took place from March 14 – 20 and reminded the world of sport’s unique power to bring people together and promote social change. The Olympic host-city of Rio de Janeiro welcomed former street children and ...

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Apr 2016

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Double Paralympic champion Hannah Cockroft visits Street Child Games

Double Paralympic champion and world record holder Hannah Cockroft met former street children from across the world in Rio de Janeiro when she visited the 2016 Street Child Games last month. She said: “It’s so amazing to be involved in the Street Child Games. There are massive parallels between how the 2012 Paralympics challenged ...

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Apr 2016

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Burundi: a country of hope inspired by former street children

Four former street children from Burundi have brought happiness, hope and pride to the country after winning five medals at the first-ever Street Child Games in March. Innocent, 18, winner of gold medals in the 100m hurdles and shot put competitions, said: “I am very excited that I won. I want to tell everyone that […]

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Mar 2016

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All street children should have a legal identity – it’s our human right

The Street Child Games Congress, General Assembly and Rio Resolution gave former street children from nine countries the platform to demand their rights, focusing on legal identity, protection from violence and access to education. Usha, 18, from Chennai, India, gave a passionate speech at the General Assembly about the right to ...

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