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El Salvador

Latin America and the Caribbean

Women

El Salvador ranks 85 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

El Salvador has a Workplace Index score of 4.0, a Marketplace Index score of 3.1 and a Community and Environment Index score of 3.8 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 indigenous population of El Salvador only comprises 0.2 % of the nation’s population. This includes Lenca, Kakawira and Pipil. However, indigenous organizations have rejected the findings and pointed to separate estimates by the Economy Ministry that as many as 17 % of the population may be indigenous. Indigenous peoples have been persecuted throughout much of Salvadoran history. This has resulted in not only a greatly reduced indigenous population but also a national environment that discourages self-identification as a member of an indigenous 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

El Salvador ranks 82 out of 179 countries in the Fragile States Index, where a high rank equals high fragility. For monthly crisis updates, check out CrisisWatch