De acuerdo con lo que reporta el documento CONPES , para los municipios con población afro mayor a o igual al 30%, dobla la concentración. The first is CONPES which enhances the region’s role in the national economy. The second policy is CONPES purportedly aiming to improve the . The second policy is CONPES. purportedly aiming to improve the socio- economic conditions of the Afro-. Colombian minority. The major.

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The Committee requests the Government to continue to supply information on the practical implementation of these programmes, policies and measures, and on their impact on the discrimination against women in employment and occupation.

The report states that the estimated rate of illiteracy among the Afro-Colombian population is 30 per cent double the national average. While noting the importance of adopting long-term measures to combat discrimination, the Committee asks the Government to provide specific information on the impact of the measures adopted and the results achieved with a view to addressing discrimination based on race, colour and social origin.

Other comments on C Observation EPLex Employment protection legislation database. However, the Committee observes that the Government does not provide specific information concerning the content of these plans and their impact in practice. Furthermore, Ministry of Labour Resolution No. While noting all these measures, the Committee notes that the Government provides no information on the impact of the measures and programmes it referred to in its previous observation.

Discrimination based on sex. The Committee requests the Government to provide its observations on these comments. The Government states, however, that a system to follow up cases of sexual harassment at the workplace has been developed consisting of a compendium of information and complaints, which will enable labour inspectors to intervene, together with a protocol for receiving sexual harassment complaints for the purpose of providing legal advice and informing labour inspectors and public prosecutors.

The Act lays down the obligation to prevent harassment through specific measures and establishes penalties for persons directly responsible for harassment and for employers who have not taken the necessary steps to prevent it. It also requests the Government to take steps to ensure that no investigations into the social background of job candidates are carried out which result in discrimination on the basis of social origin and that measures are taken to prohibit discriminatory vacancy announcements.

According to the report, the scant amount of statistical information that exists with respect to these peoples hampers the adoption of adequate government policies. The Government further indicates that in accordance with the recent regulations on teleworking, enterprises will be encouraged to adopt teleworking contracts for women prior to their maternity leave and during the period of breastfeeding. Compendium of court decisions. Other comments on C Observation Please indicate whether the abovementioned Act applies to associated work cooperatives.


In this respect, the Committee notes that the Government provides information indicating that: The Government states that complaints of quid pro quo sexual harassment are filed not with the Ministry of Labour but with the criminal courts, as a mechanism for protecting women against violence.

Discrimination based on sex. French – Spanish View all Printable version Discrimination on the basis of race, colour or social origin.

A History of Violence and Exclusion: Afro-Colombians from Slavery to Displacement

Two forums have also been held for the benefit of these two groups in order to ascertain the work-related problems they face and to establish the policy guidelines to be followed by the Ministry of Labour.

Search User guide Glossary. French – Spanish View all Printable version. The Committee also requests the Government to provide information on administrative and judicial proceedings instituted in relation to sexual harassment and to indicate whether the Act applies to workers in associated cooperatives.

The Committee observes that section 2 of the Act refers to sexual harassment as abuse in the workplace which takes the form of violence against the sexual freedom of the worker. The Committee notes Act No. Work is also under way on an equity seal to be used as a means of certifying private companies and public institutions that apply gender equality measures. The Committee stresses the importance of continuity in the activities undertaken and of reporting on their effects and outcomes with a view to determining the extent to which they contribute to the achievement of gender equality, as foreseen in Article 3 f of the Convention.

The Government indicates that consultations are under way on draft implementing regulations for the Act. The Committee notes that in its observations the CUT refers in general terms to the persistence of discrimination against women in the labour market, as reported in its previous comments.

Observation (CEACR) – adopted 2012, published 102nd ILC session (2013)

French – Spanish View all Printable version. The Committee also notes the measures adopted, including training, to integrate women belonging to these groups in the labour market.

Conles Committee notes that the CONPES study evaluates the programmes implemented from to and makes a series of time-bound recommendations to various state bodies and institutions relating to education, training and employment for Afro-Colombian peoples.


The Government 6360 also asked to provide information on the measures aimed specifically at women belonging to these groups and the impact of such measures.

The Government states that it knows of no complaints of discrimination based on social origin. The Committee also requests the Government to indicate whether similar studies have been produced or specific education and training coneps have been adopted for indigenous peoples and, if so, to supply information on their impact on access to employment and occupations for the indigenous peoples.

Observation (CEACR) – adopted 2011, published 101st ILC session (2012)

Compendium of court decisions. Conpea Government has also developed a programme for rural women under which measures have been adopted in the areas of production and public and social policy with a view to improving the living conditions of rural women. The Committee requests the Government to send specific information on the abovementioned measures and plans and their impact on the elimination of discrimination in access to employment and occupation on the basis of social origin, race, colour or physical characteristics.

The Committee also requests the Government to provide information on the measures taken to give effect to the Equal Opportunities Act No.

People of African descent and indigenous peoples. Finally, the Committee requests the Government to provide statistical information on the situation of women and men in the labour market and on their distribution in the various economic occupations, posts and sectors.

The Committee also asks the Government to provide information on the application of section 3 of Act No. In its previous comments the Committee noted the information supplied by the Government concerning anti-discrimination measures adopted as part of national development programmes and the programmes promoted, inter alia, by the Ministry of Social Protection, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the National Training Service.

The Committee notes donpes the Government indicates that under the Directorate of Fundamental Rights at Conoes two sub-directorates have been established, one for the protection of labour rights and the other to promote social organization, with a view to intensifying measures to prevent discrimination against Afro-Colombians and indigenous peoples.

Discrimination on the basis of race, colour and social origin.