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Myanmar

South-Eastern Asia and the Pacific

Women

Myanmar ranks 118 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

Myanmar has a Workplace Index score of 6.4, a Marketplace Index score of 4.2 and a Community and Environment Index score of 6.5 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, Myanmar is a country with enormous ethnic diversity, containing 135 major ethnic groups and more than100 languages. Some of the main ethnic groups are Chin, Kachin, Karen, Karenni, Mon, Muslims and Rohingya and Shan. The main ethnic groups live in the seven ethnic minority states Karen, Shan, Mon, Chin, Kachin, Rakhine and Karenni. Some of these minorities share the Theravada Buddhism with the Burmese majority, though there are also substantial communities of Muslims, Hindus, 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

Myanmar ranks 23 out of 179 countries in the Fragile States Index, where a high rank equals high fragility. For monthly crisis updates, check out CrisisWatch