Double Jeopardy: The children of ethnic minorities

Innocenti Occasional Papers, Child Rights Series 10

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Double Jeopardy: The children of ethnic minorities
  • Format
  • Author(s)
    • Stavenhagen, Rodolfo;
  • Publisher
    • UNICEF ICDC, Florence
  • Date of Publication
    • 1994
  • Pages
    • 32
  • IRC Stock Number
    • 122U
  • Publication Cost
    • free
  • Language
    • English


Though the relationships between ethnic minorities and dominant societies are multi-faceted and complex, the interrelated but distinct dimensions of marginalization and discrimination provide a useful framework for studying minority groups. Poor children the world over are vulnerable to abuses and violence, exploitation and human rights violations. When, in addition, they belong to disadvantaged minorities, their plight warrants special attention and requires special policies. The paper concludes by exploring several areas relating to minority children which call for further research, not only with the aim of developing the most effective policies for improving the situtation of minority children but also in order to contribute to the creation of a world in which cultural diversity can lead to more, rather than less, tolerance and to the equal enjoyment of human rights by all.


Thematic area

Minorities   / 


children's rights   /  discrimination   /  minority children   /  minority groups   /  rights of minority children   /