Research and Reports

last updated 30 July 2010

2009 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices: Slovenia,” United States Department of State, 11 March 2010.

Details on the status of women in Slovenia can be found in Article 6 of the report, “Discrimination, Societal Abuses, and Trafficking in Persons.” Reports from previous years are available. (See reports from 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003).


2010 – 2011 Action Plan of the Interdepartmental Working Group for Countering Trafficking in Human Beings”, Interdepartmental Working Group for Countering Trafficking in Human Beings, 7 January 2010. (PDF, 20 pages).

The action plan highlights numerous objectives  including: raising awareness of both the general public and  target public groups, educating and training various levels of professional staff working in the field of countering trafficking in human beings, and placing emphasis on fields of detection, investigation, and prosecution of criminal offenses. It also addresses recommendations from international organizations and evaluates current and past programs. Reports from previous years are also available.


2010 Trafficking in Persons Report: Country Narratives N – S,” United States Department of State, 14 June 2010.

This report ranks over 170 countries for their compliance with the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA). Slovenia is ranked as a Tier One nation; the highest possible ranking. The report gives a brief detailing of prosecution, prevention, and protection against trafficking in human beings in Slovenia. Reports are available for previous years, including 2009, 2008, and 2007.


Annual Report of the European Union on Human Rights 2008”, European Union, 27 November 2008. (PDF, 220 pages).

Women’s Rights and Gender Equality is on page 68, human trafficking is addressed on page 73.


Breaking the silence – united against domestic violence,” Minister of Justice of the Republic of Slovenia, 17 – 19 June 2009. (PDF, 14 pages).

This report seeks to increase awareness about domestic violence through outlining the measures Slovenia has taken to combat domestic violence thus far.


"Brussels Declaration on Preventing and Combating Trafficking in Human Beings," European Union, September 2002.


Epidemiological Facts Sheets on HIV/AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections: Slovenia,” UNAIDS, WHO and UNICEF, 2002. (PDF, 13 pages).
This report provides statistical and behavioral information on HIV/AIDS in Slovenia.


EU on Combating Trafficking in Human Beings,” European Union, 19 July 2002. (PDF, 4 pages).


Fourth periodic report of States parties: Slovenia”, UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), 8 May 2007. (PDF, 95 pages).

This is the most recent Slovenian national report to the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women. It gives an update on the current status of women as applied to the provisions of individual articles of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women. These articles include the manifestation in Slovenian society of discrimination against women, measures ensuring gender equality, trafficking in women, and political involvement of women.


Integration of the Human Rights of Women and the Gender Perspective - Violence Against Women, Addendum 1,” Radhika Coomaraswamy, Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, 27 Feb. 2003. (PDF, 435 pages). 
This report has information regarding rape, prostitution and domestic violence against women in Slovenia. Information on Slovenia can be found on page 384.


Legislation in the Member States of the Council of Europe in the field of Violence Against Women”, Council of Europe Directorate General of Human Rights and Legal Affairs, Strasbourg, December 2009 (PDF, 154 pages).

This report details national legislation dealing with violence against women in Council of Europe member states. Definitions, sentencing procedures, and effectiveness of legislation in areas such as domestic violence, rape/sexual assault, sexual harassment, prostitution, and others are addressed.  Areas of improvement and areas of success are also outlined. Information on Slovenia can be found on pages 99 – 102. Reports from previous years may also be found. (See reports from 2004 and 2007).


National Action Plans for the Integration of Rural Women in Development: Case Studies in Hungary and Slovenia,” Women in Development Service, United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization,1997.
This report describes the status of rural women in Slovenia, relevant laws and services, related government institutions, and the action plan.


Opinion on Slovenia’s Application for Membership of the European Union”, European Commission, 15 July 1997. (PDF, 132 pages).

Evaluates both Slovenia’s applicability to the criteria for membership of the European Union and the ability of Slovenia to assume the obligations of membership.


OSCE on Combating Trafficking in Human Beings”, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe Ministerial Council, 2 December 2003. (PDF, 28 pages).

An action plan that seeks to offer member states assistance and a comprehensive toolkit for battling trafficking in humans.


Overview of the Socio-Economic Position of Rural Women in Selected Central and Eastern European Countries - Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia”, United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, 1996. 
This report examines the role of rural women on the farm and in the family, their participation in education, training, and services, their knowledge of home economics, their level of household technology, problems, priorities, social security and legal issues they face, and domestic research and development programs on rural women. Section 10.8 specifically addresses Slovenia.


Report on Sexual Harassment in the Workplace in European Union Member States”, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, June 2004. (PDF, 173 pages).

This report details practices and levels of awareness and action across the European Union member states. Information on Directive 2002/73/EC and its implementation in the European Union member states can also be found in this report.


Republic of Slovenia's National Programme for the Adoption of the Acquis by the end of 2002,” Government Office of the Republic of Slovenia for European Affairs, May 1999.
Section 3.5.1 discusses the Slovene government's efforts in the area of employment and social affairs. Equality between women and men in the workplace is to be addressed through the Labour Relations Act, the Parenthood and Family Earnings Act, and the Equal Opportunities Act.


Resolution on the 2009 – 2014 National Programme on Prevention of Family Violence,” Government of the Republic of Slovenia, 27 May 2009. (PDF, 47 pages).

This strategic document defines objectives and means for achieving those objectives for reducing family violence in Slovenia for the period from 2009 – 2014. It calls for the creation of action plans every two years to ensure progress, assess the status of the current objectives, and formulate new goals.


Resolution on the National Programme for Equal Opportunities for Women and Men 2005 – 2013,” Government of the Republic of Slovenia: Office for Equal Opportunities, 27 October 2005. (PDF, 59 pages).

This strategic document defines objectives and means for achieving those objectives for promoting gender equality in numerous avenues of Slovenian society for the period from 2005 – 2013.


Sharing Innovative Experiences /Agricultural and Rural Development in the South: Rural Women in Development: Slovenia,” Special Unit for South to South Cooperation, November 2008. (PDF, 11 pages).

Describes the experiences and encounters associated with the enactment of the “National Action Plan for the Integration of Rural Women in Development in Slovenia”, and sets apart five lessons learned from the Slovenian experience thus far.


UN Questionnaire to Governments on Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action (1995) and the Outcome of the Twenty-Third Special Session of the General Assembly (2000):  National Report of Slovenia”, United Nations Inter-Agency Network on Women and Gender Equality (IANWGE),  July 2004. (PDF, 23 pages).

Sections in this report include achievements and challenges in promoting gender equality, progress in implementing the critical areas of the Beijing Platform for Action, institutional development, and main challenges and actions taken to address them.