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Situation analysis of children's and women's rights in Croatia

Brajša-Žganec, Andreja; Franc, Renata; Merkaš, Marina; Radačić, Ivana; Šerić, Marija; Šikić-Mićanović, Lynette
Situation analysis of children's and women's rights in Croatia, Zagreb: UNICEF Office for Croatia, 2011 (monografija)

Situation analysis of children's and women's rights in Croatia

Brajša-Žganec, Andreja ; Franc, Renata ; Merkaš, Marina ; Radačić, Ivana ; Šerić, Marija ; Šikić-Mićanović, Lynette

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija knjige
Autorske knjige, monografija, znanstvena

UNICEF Office for Croatia





Ključne riječi
Children; women; survival rights; development rights; protection rights; participation rights; children with disabilities; children who belong to ethnic minorities; violence against women

The authors of this monograph analyse the rights of children and women in Croatia. This situation analysis covers the survival, developmental, protection and participation rights of girls and boys, as well as women. Over 300 pages in length, this analysis includes a review of the situation and expectations in view of current possibilities and capacities as well as a review of program strategies and laws in the country and their alignment with national priorities and international standards of human rights. The methodology of this analysis includes a review of selected qualitative and quantitative research, various laws and documents on children and women as well as a synthesis of existing statistical data. It is based on quantitative and qualitative data available from national statistical data and scientific research papers from a wide range of national and international sources. Following the analysis of over 300 references that are listed in the Bibliography section, this analysis identifies several problems, where they occur, who is most affected by them, how widespread they are, and which mechanisms exist and which are missing in response to these problems. The immediate, underlying and structural causes that affect implementation of rights were studied insofar as data was available. Challenges and recommendations in light of the defined problems as well as the need for new research studies and evaluations were highlighted. Weaknesses were also identified and these include a lack of information, knowledge or skills, motivation or financial, that is, material resources upon which recommendations for future research were formulated. Most of this analysis is devoted to children and adolescents and accordingly covers their survival, developmental, protection and participation rights as well as appropriate legislative and regulatory frameworks. In the first section of this monograph the national context is covered, which is followed by a section on children that focuses on studies related to the health of children and adolescents, children’s family and social environment, living conditions and the role of the family in child-rearing. Following is a review of the current situation and policy framework as well as research related to pre-school, primary and secondary education, quality of education, learning achievement, dropout rates and children’s leisure time. The third part of the analysis relates to protection rights and draws attention to children and adolescents that are particularly vulnerable. These include children without parental care such as children in institutional care or foster families, children whose families live in difficult circumstances such as children in single-parent households and large families, children of imprisoned parents, and children involved in disputed divorces. This chapter also explores violence against children such as child abuse and neglect and child trafficking. It also covers children and adolescents at risk by examining deviant and delinquent behaviours, substance use/abuse, suicide and self-mutilation. The final part of this section addresses participation rights that specifically investigate the participation of children and youth, the promotion of children’s participation rights and active NGOs as well as children and the media. A special section deals with children with disabilities and Roma children. The third section of this analysis is related to women and covers issues related to women's health, violence against women, women, work and the family and women's participation. The fourth section focuses on priority issues and future actions, which includes recommendations for improving the overall well-being of both children and women, particularly those who are disadvantaged and marginalised.

Izvorni jezik

Znanstvena područja
Pravo, Sociologija, Psihologija


Projekt / tema
194-0000000-3411 - Religijski, nacionalni i politički identitet Hrvata u Bosni i Hercegovini (Ivan Markešić, )
194-1941533-1514 - Društveni stavovi i međugrupni odnosi u hrvatskom društvu (Renata Franc, )
194-1941535-1509 - Društvena re/konstrukcija na ruralnom teritoriju: razvojna samoodrživost (Lynette Šikić-Mićanović, )
194-1941558-1520 - Odrednice rizičnih i devijantnih ponašanja u nacionalnom i globalnom kontekstu (Vlado Šakić, )
194-1941558-1527 - Odrednice roditeljstva, obiteljski odnosi i psihosocijalna dobrobit djece (Zora Raboteg-Šarić, )

Institut društvenih znanosti Ivo Pilar, Zagreb