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Argentina

Latin America and the Caribbean

Women

Argentina ranks 75 out of 162 countries in the Gender Inequality Index, where a high rank equals high equality. Women should always be considered as a particularly vulnerable group though.

Children

Argentina has a Workplace Index score of 4.1, a Marketplace Index score of 3.8 and a Community and Environment Index score of 3.2 in the Children’s Rights and Business Atlas, where countries receive scores between 0 and 10. A score closer to 0 reflects a need for basic children’s rights due diligence, while a higher score reflects a need for enhanced or heightened due diligence. Children should always be considered as a particularly vulnerable group though. 

Persons with Disabilities

Due to differences in data collection and definitions it is difficult to compare countries on disability prevalence rates. Persons with disabilities should always be considered as a particularly vulnerable group though.

Minorities and Indigenous Peoples

According to the World Directory of Minorities and Indigenous Peoples, approximately 400,000 people in Argentina declare themselves to belong to or be a descendant of one of the country’s nineteen indigenous peoples. These include the Guaraní/Mbyá, Quechua and Aymara, Mapuche, Toba, Wichi/Mataco and Chiriguano, and they live mainly on the country’s northern and western fringes. Other minorities include Jews, Japanese, Koreans, Welsh, small Arab and Asian populations and a small Afro-Argentine community.

Migrant Workers​

According to the ILO Global Estimates on International Migrant Workers, migrant workers as a proportion of all workers is 1.9 % in the subregion Latin America and the Caribbean.

Persons in Armed Conflict

Argentina ranks 137 out of 179 countries in the Fragile States Index, where a high rank equals high fragility. For monthly crisis updates, check out CrisisWatch