Northern, Southern and Western Europe
Portugal ranks 17 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.
Portugal has a Workplace Index score of 2.6, a Marketplace Index score of 3.4 and a Community and Environment Index score of 1.3 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 Portugal are Azoreans (2.3 %), Madeirans (2.5 %) and Roma (0.3-0.7 %). Other important communities comprise persons with descent from Cape Verde (0.6 %), Ukraine (0.3 %), Brazil (1.3 %), Angola (1.5 %), Mozambique (0.7 %), Guinea-Bissau (0.3 %), Asia (0.3 %) and São Tomé and Príncipe (0.2 %). There are increasing numbers of East Europeans from Ukraine, Moldova, Romania, Russia and Lithuania.
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
Portugal ranks 164 out of 179 countries in the Fragile States Index, where a high rank equals high fragility. For monthly crisis updates, check out CrisisWatch.