Children Living and Working in the Streets of Georgia
This report presents an analysis of the findings from a research project on children living and/or working in the streets in Georgia – with an additional view to Azerbaijan. The study was conducted by UNICEF Georgia in collaboration with the Ministry of Labour, Health and Social Affairs, EU, World Vision International, the Open Society Georgia Foundation, Caritas Georgia, UNICEF Azerbaijan, and the Ministry of Interior Affairs in Georgia. The study was carried out by Fafo, Norwegian research institute.
The call for this study is a response to observations made by care workers in Georgia regarding changes among children living and/or working in the streets. The resulting research project involved qualitative fieldwork in both Georgia and Azerbaijan among children, parents and families, as well as among care workers and resource personnel.
The aim of this study is to provide information to better tailor prevention and exit strategies for children at risk of living or already living in the streets. A related aim is to map existing institutional responses to develop policy responses and improve existing services in line with the socio-economic realities and the institutional environment in Georgia and Azerbaijan.