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

Even though the Government has adopted a series of measures and plans in relation to the Afro-Colombian peoples, the independent expert considered that they were conps enforced and urged the Government to adopt general anti-discrimination legislation which lays down civil and criminal penalties.

Direct Request The Committee also notes the measures adopted, including training, to integrate women belonging to these groups in the labour market. The Committee also asks the Government to provide information on the application of section 3 of Cinpes No.

The Committee also requests the Government to provide information on the measures taken to give effect to the Equal Opportunities Act No. In this regard, the Committee notes the study No.

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

The report states that the estimated rate of illiteracy among the Afro-Colombian population is 30 per cent double the national average. Search User guide Glossary.

According to the Government, the purpose of the law is to establish mechanisms to bring about real and effective equality in both the public and the private sectors. The Government refers to a programme set up by the Office of the President to design strategies and action for the development of the Afro-Colombian people, which is divided into five strategic axes: Discrimination on the basis of race, colour and social origin.

The Committee requests the Government to provide information on any administrative or judicial proceedings relating to allegations of discrimination on the basis of the abovementioned criteria. 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.


Observing that section 3 sets out a wide range of attenuating circumstances in the event of proven harassment in the workplace, the Committee requests the Government to indicate the manner in which the full protection of victims is ensured in such circumstances. EPLex Employment protection legislation database. 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 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.

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. French – Spanish View all Printable version Discrimination on the basis of race, colour or social origin. People of African descent and indigenous peoples.

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.

The Committee notes that the CUT and CTC indicate in their observations that women are more heavily affected than men by unemployment, that they receive considerably lower wages, that they occupy less-skilled jobs, conpfs they constitute the majority of workers in the informal sector and that they occupy only a small proportion of high-level posts. While noting the importance of adopting long-term measures to combat discrimination, the Committee asks the Government to cconpes 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.

The Committee also requests the Government to 36660 information on administrative and judicial proceedings instituted in relation to sexual harassment and to indicate whether the Act applies to workers in associated cooperatives.


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 connpes Ministry of Labour. The Committee notes that the Government refers to the adoption of Act No. Please indicate whether the abovementioned Act applies to associated work cooperatives.

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

Direct Request It also asks the Government to provide information on the impact of each of the measures adopted in terms of improving access of Afro-Colombians and indigenous peoples to the education system and the labour market, and ensuring their traditional occupations.

Search User guide Glossary. Compendium of court decisions. Discrimination based on sex. Work is cpnpes under way on an equity seal to be used as a means of certifying private companies and public institutions that apply gender equality measures.

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 cones basis of social origin and that measures are taken to prohibit discriminatory vacancy announcements. The Committee again requests the Government to provide information on action in favour of indigenous women formulated by the Presidential Office for Equal Rights for Women and the results achieved with regard to education, vocational training, employment and occupation.

The Committee observes that the Government provides no specific information on conpees results of the strategies it referred to copnes, nor any particulars regarding the new measures or decisions taken to eliminate or prevent discrimination based on race, colour and social origin. Discrimination based on sex. The 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.