Questions for WFD members – Deaf Street Children for UN Committee on the Rights of the Child

The WFD is writing a submission to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child about street children.
Do you have experience working with deaf street children, or deaf children leaving school to join street gangs or mafia type groups?

We would like to learn from your experiences to inform our advocacy. You may wish to answer some or all of these questions:

  1. Why do you think that deaf children become street children? What are the risk factors and how can these be addressed?
  2. What do you think are good strategies and practices to prevent deaf children from leaving home/school and turning to the street and getting involved in street gangs?
  3. If deaf children do become street children, or involved in street gangs, what do you think are best practice intervention strategies to help and support these children?
  4. What recommendations should WFD make to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child to help them to understand the situation of deaf children on the streets, and know how to best help them?

Your submission to WFD can be kept anonymous, or attributed to you or your organisation.
Please let us know how you wish to be named or not named in our submission. Click here
We need any input you would like to make (written email or short sign language video) by Wednesday, 23 March .

Ms Elena Down
Human Rights Officer
World Federation of the Deaf