A birth certificate, issued by national governments, legally records the birth of a person and provides them with proof that they exist.
Around the world, millions of children face discrimination, they lack access to justice and do not have their official identities (thorough being unregistered) which all contribute to situations which play a major role in them becoming street-connected.
Number of births unregistered:
There are numerous barriers that families must overcome to register their children:
Since 2013 Toybox has been working to register street children as a key focus of our work. Since the initial pilot programme in Guatemala, we have started programmes to register children in El Salvador, Bolivia and Nepal as well.