Picture Ishika Shaw


Nominated By Child in Need Institute (CINI)

All 2021 Children’s Peace Prize Nominees

Ishika, her mother and her sister live in the streets. The violence and exclusion faced by street children is caused by the limited accessibility to schemes and services, due to the movement on which they depend to survive. With the evidence and insights, Ishika is advocating for street children’s accessibility to services and being treated to be equal as any other human being in the world. She does this by taking part in local and international platforms. Ishika thus appealed the governments to take immediate actions against this inequality and discrimination faced by street children in accessing services. Ishika has made the street-connected community in her area well-informed about the services that they are entitled to. Based on the insights that she developed, Ishika made a powerful statement on the 46th Regular Session of the Human Rights Council.