Republic of Korea (South Korea)
South Korea ranks 11 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.
South Korea has a Workplace Index score of 2.9, a Marketplace Index score of 2.4 and a Community and Environment Index score of 2.1 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, South Korea is homogeneous in linguistic and ethnic terms. Other than the recent arrival of workers from other Asian countries, there is a small Chinese minority. Religious minorities include Christians, Buddhists and adherents of Chondogyo, Won Buddhism and Islam.
According to the ILO Global Estimates on International Migrant Workers, migrant workers as a proportion of all workers is 0.5 % in the subregion Eastern Asia.
Persons in Armed Conflict
South Korea ranks 159 out of 179 countries in the Fragile States Index, where a high rank equals high fragility. For monthly crisis updates, check out CrisisWatch.