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Prevalence, Abuse & Exploitation of Street Children

In the first decade of the 21st Century

Republic of Slovenia

Slovenia, which on 1 January 2007 became the first 2004 European Union entrant to adopt the euro, is a model of economic success and stability for the region. With the highest per capita GDP in Central Europe, Slovenia has excellent infrastructure, a well-educated work force, and a strategic location between the Balkans and Western Europe. [The World Factbook, U.S.C.I.A. 2009]


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If you are looking for material to use in a term-paper, you are advised to scan the postings on this page and others to see which aspect(s) of street life are of particular interest to you. You might be interested in exploring how children got there, how they survive, and how some manage to leave the street. Perhaps your paper could focus on how some street children abuse the public and how they are abused by the public and how they abuse each other. Would you like to write about market children? homeless children? Sexual and labor exploitation? begging? violence? addiction? hunger? neglect? etc. There is a lot to the subject of Street Children. Scan other countries as well as this one. Draw comparisons between activity in adjacent countries and/or regions. Meanwhile, check out some of the Term-Paper resources that are available on-line.


Check out some of the Resources for Teachers attached to this website.

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Human Rights Reports 2005 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

U.S. Dept of State Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, March 8, 2006

[accessed 11 February 2020]

CHILDREN - The government provides compulsory, free, and universal education for children through grade nine and up to four additional years of free, voluntary secondary school education. The Ministry of Education reported an attendance rate of nearly 100 percent of school‑age children, with most children completing secondary school. The government provided universal health care for all citizens, including children.

A number of Roma also reported that their children attended segregated classes and were selected by authorities in disproportionate numbers to attend classes for students with special needs. In July 2004 the government provided funding for a regional program to desegregate and expand Romani education by training Romani educational facilitators and creating special enrichment programs in public kindergartens. Other school districts hired Romani facilitators at their own initiative and expense. The government has not developed a bilingual curriculum for Roma on the grounds that there is not a standardized Romani language. However, the government has funded research into codification of the language.

Concluding Observations of the Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC)

UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, 30 January 2004

[accessed 22 December 2010]

[50] While welcoming the extension of primary education from eight to nine years and the increase in the enrolment rate in secondary education registered in the reporting period, the Committee is concerned about the high school dropout rate in secondary education.

[56] The Committee welcomes the Law on Asylum of 1999 and the amendments to the Law on Aliens of 2002 which stipulate that cases involving children and adolescents should be given priority and processed quickly and that a legal guardian should be appointed to separated children in deportation procedures. The Committee is, however, concerned about reports that unaccompanied children are not provided with adequate support during the asylum procedure and that the appointment of a legal guardian to such children takes too long.

[60] The Committee notes with concern the increasing use of illicit drugs among children in the State party.

Resolution On The National Program In The Area Of Drugs 2004 - 2009 (ReNPPD) [PDF]

MojcaF, 25 February 2005

[Last access date unavailable]] PROGRAMS OF SOLVING SOCIAL PROBLEMS

Reintegration into society also covers the group of drug users who cannot or do not wish to stop using drugs. Suitable premises or shelters (distribution of food, night shelters, possibility of maintaining personal hygiene etc.) must be provided for individuals who, in addition to social exclusion (homelessness, unemployment), are also at great risk of various illnesses. Because of the multifaceted nature of problems that drugs can cause individuals, their families and the wider community, diverse and integrated assistance programs are crucial. Because of this, one can here also talk of positive discrimination of drug users under equal conditions for all citizens. Social protection, health and repressive organs should work in close connection in order to ensure suitable employment and accommodation for drug users, as well as for former prisoners who have committed offences in the drugs area.

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