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Denmark 

Northern, Southern and Western Europe

Women

Denmark ranks 2 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

Denmark has a Workplace Index score of 1.5, a Marketplace Index score of 2.7 and a Community and Environment Index score of 1.9 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, minority groups in Denmark include Turks, Poles, Syrians, Germans, Iraqis, Romanians and people from former Yugoslavia. There are also Asian and African populations. Very few Faroese or Greenlanders have settled in mainland Denmark despite their status as Danish citizens. Small numbers of Germans, Roma, Poles and Hungarians, on the other hand, have been long established and are substantially assimilated. There is also a small Jewish community. In terms of asylum seekers, the largest numbers of applications in recent years have been lodged by Eritreans, Syrians and Somalis. 

Migrant Workers​

According to the ILO Global Estimates on International Migrant Workers, migrant workers as a proportion of all workers is 18.4 % in the subregion Northern, Southern and Western Europe.

Persons in Armed Conflict

Denmark ranks 175 out of 179 countries in the Fragile States Index, where a high rank equals high fragility. For monthly crisis updates, check out CrisisWatch