Glossary Term

Vulnerable groups

Refer to segments of the population that are more susceptible to experiencing harm, discrimination, or disadvantage due to various factors such as their social, economic, geographic location, or physical circumstances. These groups may face increased risks, have limited access to resources or opportunities, and require specific support and protection to ensure their well-being and equal participation in society. Vulnerable groups can vary across different contexts, but some common examples include children, elderly, persons with disabilities, women and girls, ethnic and racial minorities, LGBTQIA+ individuals, immigrants and migrants, refugees and displaced persons etc. It is important to note that these groups are not mutually exclusive, and individuals can belong to multiple vulnerable groups simultaneously.