Advocacy

Azad Foundation envisions a world where no child has to live and/or work on streets.

Street Child World Cup - 2014

Street Child World Cup is an international football event organized to highlight rights and protection issues of Children Living and/or Working on Streets around the world. Azad Foundation is leading Team Pakistan to bring change in perceptions and policy around street connected children in Pakistan. (www.streetchildworldcup.org/teams/pakistan )

Strengthening Institutions and Policy Advocacy for Children Living and/or Working on Streets

Azad Foundation has launched its new programme for children living and/or working on streets in collaboration with UNICEF. This programme is the direct reflection of AF’s strategic programme planning completed last year. The components of the programme range from developing and institutionalizing standards for service provision to children living and/or working on streets to preventing at-risk children from coming to streets by engaging them in our Sports for Development Programme, education and vocational training programme focused at communities. Another facet of the programme is policy advocacy to strengthen legislation for child protection and child rights in Sindh and institutionalization of child rights and protection education in Police Training.

Deep Sea

Deep Sea Project was initiated with the support of UNICEF as part of Day Care Center Project to explore the vulnerabilities of children working in deep sea and to design protective services and early warning system for vulnerable children which would deter a reasonable number of children becoming part of street life.