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Cambodia

South-Eastern Asia and the Pacific

Women

Cambodia ranks 117 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

Cambodia has a Workplace Index score of 6.4, a Marketplace Index score of 3.7 and a Community and Environment Index score of 5.8 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 following minorities and indigenous groups are present in Cambodia: Cham, indigenous highland communities, ethnic Chinese and ethnic Vietnamese, plus other smaller minority groups such as the Khmer Krom and the Kuy people. The government only formally recognizes Cham and Khmer Loeu, and does not recognize the international designation of ‘indigenous peoples’ but refers to such groups as ethnic minorities. There are very small groups of Muslims, Christians and animists. 

Migrant Workers​

According to the ILO Global Estimates on International Migrant Workers, migrant workers as a proportion of all workers is 3.4 % in the subregion South-Eastern Asia and the Pacific.

Persons in Armed Conflict

Cambodia ranks 54 out of 179 countries in the Fragile States Index, where a high rank equals high fragility. For monthly crisis updates, check out CrisisWatch