Consortium for Street Children
Consortium for Street Children (CSC) is an international children’s charity fighting for the rights of street children worldwide. We are a global alliance raising the voices of street children at international level.
We work with governments to promote good practice, challenge and change the systems that cause harm to street children, while our network members are busy on the frontline, working directly with street children to meet their immediate and long term needs.
Priorities as a partner of the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data
For CSC, striving for inclusive data means not only collecting and using data disaggregated by (at a minimum) sex and age, but also ensuring that hidden population groups – such as street children – are included in the data that informs policies around the world.
Street children are excluded from data because standard data collection methods such as household surveys are not adapted to the realities of their live. The data that is available on street children is outdated and inaccurate, with biased data continuously reproduced. For street children, being uncounted and invisible means they rarely have access to basic health services and education, and are hardly ever accounted for in social protection systems or prioritized in policy-making processes.
Our commitment is to:
- Ensure development data becomes more inclusive of street children
- Encourage and build the capacity of network members to collect and use disaggregated data