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.
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.