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The Netherlands

Northern, Southern and Western Europe

Women

The Netherlands ranks 4 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

The Netherlands has a Workplace Index score of 2.4, a Marketplace Index score of 2.8 and a Community and Environment Index score of 1.2 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 main minority groups in the Netherlands are Frisians, Jews and Roma/Sinti. In recent years, population growth in the Netherlands has been tied to immigration. As of January 2018, the key countries of origin for persons with a foreign background (both first and second generation, with at least one parent from these countries) were: Antilles/Aruba, China, Germany, Iraq, Indonesia, Morocco, Poland, Suriname, Syria and Turkey. 

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

The Netherlands ranks 168 out of 179 countries in the Fragile States Index, where a high rank equals high fragility. For monthly crisis updates, check out CrisisWatch