Deprivation and Discrimination

Innocenti Insights 2

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Deprivation and Discrimination
  • Format
  • Coordinator(s)
    • Basurto, Paolo;
  • Publisher
    • UNICEF ICDC, Florence
  • Date of Publication
    • 1995
  • Pages
    • 104
  • ISBN
    • 88-85401-23-6
  • IRC Stock Number
    • 120U
  • Publication Cost
    • free
  • Language
    • English


The children of an ethnic group, race or religious denomination represent its continuity - they embody a potential for future diversity. This has resulted throughout history in their extreme vulnerability in times of conflict among or involving such groups: they are perceived as the enemies of the future and made prime targets of genocide. Children are also the main victims of less obvious manifestations of ‘everyday’, peacetime discrimination, as infant mortality, infant morbidity and educational attainment data from every part of the world has shown. To investigate ways in which to address these issues, the UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre organised a meeting on ‘Discrimination Against Children of Minority Groups and Indigenous Peoples’ in 1994. This publication brings together abridged versions of its main discussion papers.


Thematic area

Minorities   / 


children in especially difficult circumstances   /  discrimination   /  minority children   /  minority groups   /  rights of indigenous children   /  rights of minority children   /