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Belize

Latin America and the Caribbean

Women

Belize ranks 97 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

Belize has a Workplace Index score of 4.9, a Marketplace Index score of 5.7 and a Community and Environment Index score of 4.1 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, Belize is the most culturally diverse nation in Central America. The majority of the population is either English Creoles or Spanish Mestizos. Other groups include indigenous Maya, Garifuna, Europeans (English, Dutch/German and Spanish), Chinese, East Indians, Lebanese, West Africans, Koreans, Central Americans and expatriate Americans.

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

Belize ranks 110 out of 179 countries in the Fragile States Index, where a high rank equals high fragility. For monthly crisis updates, check out CrisisWatch