The Street Children of Nepal 2012 :The daily struggle that Jean-Christophe Ryckmans and his NGO Child Protection Centers and Services (CPCS) undertake in favor of street children in Nepal in general but principally in Kathmandu seeks to break the infernal cycle of violence and abuse that is the unfortunate every day existence of these children.
For these children, this social and societal problem is about their stolen childhoods, the confiscation of their dreams and the exposure to dangers that no child on this planet should have to endure!
The publication of the study on “The Street Children of Nepal” is an eye-opener which should increase awareness of this global problem and pilot research for a durable solution so that the Title of Jean-Christophe’s book (2007) “L’Espoir Au Bout De La Rue” 1 will one day soon become a reality.
Jean-Charles DEMARQUIS (French Ambassador to Nepal)
A Study Of Children's Homes in Nepal 2009 All children have a right to care and support from a loving family. However there are an estimated 970,000 children below the age of 18 years who do not have parents. In addition many more families are unable or unwilling to properly care for their children due to social and economic conditions.
For this reason more than 800 children's homes or orphanages have been established in Nepal with the aim of caring for orphan or vulnerable children. However placing children in residential care should be an option of last resort. Many of those in children's homes have parents or familiesand the primary responsibility of care for these children should be undertaken by their parents, families or communities. Research has shown that in some institutions children are denied access to their basic rights and may even be abused. In some cases children's homes are established without proper management or financial support meaning that children are not looked after properly and even engaged in negative activities to raise money to maintain these homes. Newspaper reports have highlighted cases of physical and sexual abuse within children's homes. All these cases highlight the need for proper coordination and monitoring of children's homes to ensure there are basic standards in place, abuse is prevented, and that children's homes are operated efficiently and transparently in the best interests of each child. In addition there should A Study of Children's Homes in Nepal be strict criteria to ensure that the right children have access to residential care.
This book is the result of the work of a join team mixing some CCWB and CPCS-Int Staffs.Our thanks are also due to the 196 Children Homes and 14 International Non Governmental Organizations who shared their valuable thoughts and fulfilled our questionnaire. We extend gratitude to the experts who share their views, Madhav Pradhan, Joseph Aguettant. Most importantly, special thanks must be given to all children who collaborated in this book and to all their friends spending their childhood in children homes. We sincerely hope this research will bring some improvement to their lives.
The abuse of Street Children in Kathmandu 2008 a research on children's experiences of psychosocial, physical and sexual abuse.
The Street Children of Kathmandu 2007 Study, approaches and comments on the daily life of street-based children of the Nepalese capital.