Poland ranks 28 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.
Poland has a Workplace Index score of 2.4, a Marketplace Index score of 3.9 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, Poland is one of the most ethnically and religiously homogenous countries in Europe. Around 97 % of the population identifies as ethnically Polish. In the last census (2011) very small numbers of people self-identified as Silesians (1.1 %), Germans (0.2 %), Kashubians (0.05 %), Belarusians (0.1 %), Ukrainians (0.1 %), Roma, Lemkos, Lithuanians, Russians, Slovaks, Jews, Tatars, Czechs and Armenians (all < 0.1 %). Silesians, while comprising the largest minority group, are not recognized as either an ethnic or national minority.
According to the ILO Global Estimates on International Migrant Workers, migrant workers as a proportion of all workers is 9.4 % in the subregion Eastern Europe.
Persons in Armed Conflict
Poland ranks 147 out of 179 countries in the Fragile States Index, where a high rank equals high fragility. For monthly crisis updates, check out CrisisWatch.