Tanzania ranks 140 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.
Tanzania has a Workplace Index score of 5.7, a Marketplace Index score of 4.4 and a Community and Environment Index score of 5.3 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, Tanzania features rich ethnic diversity with around 120 linguistic groups, including Barabaig, Hadza/Hadzabe, Maasai, Shirazi and Zanzibar Arabs. Most Tanzanians are agriculturalists but there are several pastoralist groups (notably Maasai and Tatoga) as well as small numbers of hunter-gatherers. The exact size of the different communities remains uncertain as the country’s census does not disaggregate for ethnicity or religion. The main religions are Christianity 61.4 %, Islam 35.2 %, Animism 1.2 % and Hinduism. In Zanzibar, the population is almost exclusively (over 99 %) Muslim.
According to the ILO Global Estimates on International Migrant Workers, migrant workers as a proportion of all workers is 3 % in the subregion Sub-Saharan Africa.
Persons in Armed Conflict
Tanzania ranks 61 out of 179 countries in the Fragile States Index, where a high rank equals high fragility. For monthly crisis updates, check out CrisisWatch.