Generation in Jeopardy: Children in Central and Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union
M.E. Sharpe, 1999 - 206 pages
This publication examines the impact of political, social and economic dislocation, ethnic conflict and civil war on the most vulnerable population - children - in the transition societies of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. It describes the human cost of the current crisis, especially for children, and documents the worsening poverty and homelessness, huge increases in mortality rates, erosion of many socialist-era achievements (including universal and free social services), the effects of radioactive contamination and widespread environmental degradation, and skyrocketing crime rates, child abuse and exploitation. Comprehensively documented with tables and figures, photographs and bibliographic information.
Children of the Baltic countries
Belarus the Russian Federation and Ukraine
The Caucasus countries
The Central Asian republics and Kazakhstan
The Aral Sea disaster zone
Different faces of the transition Area highlights
Children in the republics of former Yugoslavia
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Page 68 - States Parties shall take all appropriate legislative, administrative, social and educational measures to protect the child from all forms of physical or mental violence, injury or abuse, neglect or negligent treatment, maltreatment or exploitation, including sexual abuse, while in the care of parent(s), legal guardian(s) or any other person who has the care of the child.
Page 164 - In those States in which ethnic, religious or linguistic minorities or persons of indigenous origin exist, a child belonging to such a minority or who is indigenous shall not be denied the right, in community with other members of his or her group, to enjoy his or her own culture, to profess and practice his or her own religion, or to use his or her own language.
Page 4 - Care, sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), held at Alma Ata, USSR on 6-12 September 1988.
Page 176 - Life expectancy at birth - The number of years newborn children would live if subject to the mortality risks prevailing for the cross-section of population at the time of their birth.
Page 178 - UNFPA United Nations Population Fund UNHCR Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees UNICEF United Nations Children's Fund UNIDO United Nations Industrial Development Organization...
Russia's Abandoned Children: An Intimate Understanding
Clementine K. Fujimura,Sally W. Stoecker,Tatyana Sudakova
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