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Honduras

Latin America and the Caribbean

Women

Honduras ranks 100 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

Honduras has a Workplace Index score of 5.3, a Marketplace Index score of 4.8 and a Community and Environment Index score of 4.9 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, nearly 9 % of the population self-identified as a member of either an indigenous or minority community in the last official census. However, according to a census conducted by indigenous organizations, this number was 20 % of the population. The main minorities and indigenous peoples are: Lenca, Miskito, Garífuna, Maya Ch’ortí, Tolupán, Bay Creoles, Nahua, Pech and Tawahka. The Lenca, Pech, Tawahka, Xicaque, Maya Ch’ortí, Miskito and Garífuna are classified as indigenous. There is also an Afro-Honduran Creole English-speaking minority community who live mainly in the Bay Islands.

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

Honduras ranks 59 out of 179 countries in the Fragile States Index, where a high rank equals high fragility. For monthly crisis updates, check out CrisisWatch