Photo of Franklin (Tegucigalpa, Honduras) by B. Hayskar
The worst sin towards our fellow creatures
is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them;
that is the essence of inhumanity.
--From The Devil's Disciple by George Bernard Shaw
The United Nations has been attributed as estimating the population of street children worldwide at 150 million, with the number rising daily. These young people are more appropriately known as community children, as they are the offspring of our communal world. Ranging in age from three to eighteen, about 40 percent of those are homeless--as a percentage of world population, unprecendented in the history of civilization. The other 60 percent work on the streets to support their families. They are unable to attend school and are considered to live in "especially difficult circumstances."
Increasingly, these children are the defenseless victims of brutal violence, sexual exploitation, abject neglect, chemical addiction, and human rights violations.
This collection of readings is provided for those concerned about protecting and improving the lives of the world's street children-- our community children--and helping them to their full human potential.
Your comments are welcome, as well as contributions of additional resource materials, to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide the source, author and date for all submissions, along with links. Materials of historic background would also be helpful.
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Gallery of Photography
Latin America and the Caribbean
Australia and the South Pacific
Part 1 (A through B)
Part 2 (C)
Part 3 (D through H)
Part 4 (I)
Part 5 (J through R)
Part 6 (S through Z)
Links and Resources
Reports, Papers, Reprints, Brochures, & Pamphlets
Journals and Newsletters
Film, Video and Theater
Fundraising Sources and Tools
Human Rights/Foreign Policy Information and Publications Online
Human Rights Treaties and Documents
ROBBED OF HUMANITY:
Lives of Guatemalan Street Children
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Last revised 6 January 2010