Ljubljana - Post Report Question and Answers

Are there problems with ethnic, race/racial minorities or religious prejudices? Gender equality?

There are definitely anti-migrant/Muslim sentiments. Slovenia is a very heterogenous society. - Jun 2022

Slovenia tends to be xenophobic and very suspicious of outsiders. Transiting Brussels airport for the first time going back to the States was rather jarring as I hadn't realized what a homogeneous society I had been living in. Our 12-year old daughter was wolf-whistled by an old man who didn't seem to think he'd done anything wrong, even after being confronted by my husband. This scarred her for a very long time. So yes, there are gender issues. - May 2016

Many Slovene don't like people from Balkans, Arabs and people with dark skin. Though many Muslims (e.g. from Bosnia) are living there, there are no mosques. - Jul 2014

A few Slovenians might have prejudice against Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims) and Serbs. Slovenes are not very religious. Women here are very free, like any other western country. - Aug 2011

The Roma community in Slovenia is not looked upon fondly by the locals. - Jun 2011

Not that I have heard of. Although they generally don't seem to talk positively about people from other ex-Yugoslav countries. - Mar 2011

I haven't heard of any. - Jun 2010

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