The United Nations expressed concern at the increasing police violence against street children in Ethiopia. CSC is asked to train the 36,000 police in child protection and non-violent communication
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
In 2006, the UN highlighted a high level of police violence against street children including unprovoked beatings and rape. There are an estimated 600,000 street children in Ethiopia with over 100,000 of those in Addis Ababa: the project aims to prevent violence against ALL street children in Ethiopia.
How will this project solve this problem?
In 2008 & 9, CSC trained 50 police trainers of the Ethiopian Police University College in child rights and child protection. However, the training MUST now be rolled out to the 36,000 police officers throughout Ethiopia to reduce violence.
Potential Long Term Impact
The project is to give the 600,000 street children in Addis Ababa greater safety on the streets and to have positive relationships with the police who can support them to access education, healthcare and government/NGO services.
Total Funding Received to Date: $160
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $160 . The original project funding goal was $500,000.