Issue 377 of New Internationalist

Reader-owned global journalism

April 2005

Street Children

Recounting lives lived with a fierce and admirable courage, street children speak out about the way the world has treated them and make no bones about it. This month's NI sweeps aside the usual selection of articles to introduce you directly to some of these children, so often pushed to the margins or spoken for by others. From boiling noodles in a sewage pit to selling sex without a condom, these young individuals testify to suffering on a scale that defies our understanding. Yet their stories are full of honesty, generosity and hope for a better future. With a dignity that is humbling, their stories invite us to value the truth of what they have to tell.


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