Suriname

From Children's Rights Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search

Alphabetical Country Selector

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Links to Country specific information:
International  Regional  National  Action  Organisations  Resources

Persistent violations

ENTER PERSISTENT VIOLATIONS HERE

Footnotes



Introduction

A South American country bordering Guyana, French Guiana and Brazil, Suriname was a Dutch colony until it became independent in 1975. One of the smallest countries in South America, it is also one of the most ethnically diverse with descendents from African slaves and Indian and Indonesian servants. After political turbulence in the 1980s and early 1990s, stability has increased and Suriname currently operates as a democratic republic, where the president is both chief of government and head of government and elections are generally judged free and fair. Some of its major human rights violations include discrimination against women, girls, indigenous people and minority groups, child labour and trafficking of women and children.

Sources:

ENTER SOURCES HERE


Quick Facts

  • Population: 534,200 (UNDP, 2012)
  • Population under 18: 176,000 (UNICEF, 2011)
  • Number of internet users: 165,733 (33.7% of the population) (Internet World Stats, 2011)
  • Human Development Index ranking: 105 (UNDP, 2012)
  • Happy Planet Index ranking: N/A