Stopping police violence against children:Ethiopia

by Consortium for Street Children


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
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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.


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.

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.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).



Organization Information

Consortium for Street Children

Location: London, England - United Kingdom
Website: http:/​/​
Consortium for Street Children
Project Leader:
Simon Le Gouais
London, England United Kingdom

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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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