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Uruguay

Latin America and the Caribbean

Women

Uruguay ranks 62 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

Uruguay has a Workplace Index score of 3.5, a Marketplace Index score of 3.4 and a Community and Environment Index score of 2.9 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, minority-groups in Uruguay include Afro-Uruguayans and Jews. Small numbers of indigenous peoples have survived. As a result of the genocide in the nineteenth century, Uruguay’s most renowned indigenous population – the Charrúa – was almost totally wiped out. From the 1980s several families of Guaraní Mbyá hunter gatherers, whose ancestral lands extend from the Paraguayan jungle to the Atlantic coast, began to settle in various parts, notably in the estuaries of the Rio Plata and Rio Uruguay.

Migrant Workers​

According to the ILO Global Estimates on International Migrant Workers, migrant workers as a proportion of all workers is 1.9 % in the subregion Latin America and the Caribbean.

Persons in Armed Conflict

Uruguay ranks 158 out of 179 countries in the Fragile States Index, where a high rank equals high fragility. For monthly crisis updates, check out CrisisWatch