The Four Steps to Equality

This International Day for Street Children, we’re carrying a message to every government around the world.

Children are too often denied the rights owed to them. Things most of us take for granted, like healthcare, access to justice when harmed, freedom from harassment.

This can, and must, change.

The time to get going is now. Equality for street children starts here.

We know what steps to take: 

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Let’s make it happen!




The Four Steps to Equality sum up the United Nations General Comment No21 on Children in Street Situations. This was published in late 2017 and, for the first time, acknowledges that governments must pay special attention to ensure street children are able to access their rights, and sets out comprehensive guidance.

Read the General Comment and child-friendly guides to it here.