South-Eastern Asia and the Pacific
Vietnam ranks 65 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.
Vietnam has a Workplace Index score of 5.6, a Marketplace Index score of 4.2 and a Community and Environment Index score of 4.1 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, the main minorities and indigenous groups in Vietnam are Tay, Thai, Muong, Khmer Krom, Hmong, Nung and Hoa (Chinese). Vietnam is one of the few countries that maintain disaggregated data based on ethnicity and collects data on the 54 officially recognized ethnic communities. There are also a number of religious minorities, including Catholic and Protestant minorities, the Cao Dai and Hoa Hao, which both originated in the Mekong River delta during the nineteenth century (both native and distinct Buddhist sects), as well as Sunni and Bashi Muslims in the south and among the Chams.
According to the ILO Global Estimates on International Migrant Workers, migrant workers as a proportion of all workers is 3.4 % in the subregion South-Eastern Asia and the Pacific.
Persons in Armed Conflict
Vietnam ranks 114 out of 179 countries in the Fragile States Index, where a high rank equals high fragility. For monthly crisis updates, check out CrisisWatch.