All i want is a name
children don't have a birth certificate
children don't officially exist
of children under 12 don't have
a legal name
They are known simply as 'the invisible children' and are prey to the most unspeakable exploitation.
Many of 'the invisible children' spend significant amounts of their time on the streets - a highly dangerous place for any child, let alone an unregistered one.
They are not protected by the state and have few rights, meaning that they are open to abuse, exploitation and violence from gangs and criminals. Sometimes, these children just disappear and no one ever knows.
They are simply clinging on to life by their fingertips when they could be using them to sign their birth certificate.
See a doctor
when they are ill
Sit an exam, or
advance at school
Get a job
Earn an income
Be buried in an