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Brazil

Latin America and the Caribbean

Women

Brazil ranks 95 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

Brazil has a Workplace Index score of 3.7, a Marketplace Index score of 3.0 and a Community and Environment Index score of 3.0 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, the Tikúna, Guarani Kaiowá, Kaingang, Makuxí, Terena, Yanomámi, Potiguara, Xavante, Pataxó, Sateré-Mawé, Mundurukú, Múra, Xucuru and Baré are present in Brazil. There are as many as 274 distinct indigenous languages. The majority (63.8 %) of the indigenous population live in rural areas, including around 57.7 % in indigenous territories. Nevertheless, the rural majority are often vulnerable to the effects of urbanization, particularly when Brazil’s cities develop against a backdrop of unregulated or illegal land encroachment and resource exploitation. Minorities include Afro-Brazilians. pardo or mixed ethnicity, preta or black) and Asian (including Japanese, Chinese and Korean).

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

Brazil ranks 70 out of 179 countries in the Fragile States Index, where a high rank equals high fragility. For monthly crisis updates, check out CrisisWatch