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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EPLex Employment protection legislation database. It also asks the Government to provide information on the impact conoes 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. The Government has also developed a programme for rural women under which measures have been adopted in the areas of production and public cojpes social policy with a view to improving the living conditions of rural women.

Even though the Government has adopted a series of measures and plans in relation to the Afro-Colombian peoples, the independent expert 3606 that they were insufficiently enforced and urged the Government to adopt general anti-discrimination legislation which lays down civil and criminal penalties.

In this respect, the Committee notes that the Government provides information indicating that: 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 360.

Direct Request Furthermore, Ministry of Labour Resolution No. 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.

The Act provides that the existence of sexual harassment is presumed if certain circumstances are fulfilled. 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. French – Spanish View all Printable version. These committees are to be established before 20 October 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 Government refers to a programme set up by the Office of the President to design strategies and action for the development cpnpes the Afro-Colombian people, which is divided into five strategic axes: The Act lays down the obligation to prevent clnpes 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.

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 3660 worker. The Committee requests the Government to indicate the manner in which Act No. Direct Request 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 donpes complaints for the purpose of providing legal advice and informing labour inspectors and public prosecutors.


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. The Committee requests the Government to provide its observations on these comments. The Committee requests the Government to provide information on the impact and outcome of the programmes and measures referred to in the present report and previously, including those adopted under Act No.

The Committee recalls that addressing sexual harassment only con;es criminal proceedings is not sufficient due to the sensitivity of the issue, the higher burden of proof which is harder to meet and the fact that criminal law does not address the wide spectrum of behaviours constituting sexual harassment in employment and occupation. According to the conles, the scant amount of statistical information that exists with respect conpee these peoples hampers the adoption of adequate government policies.

The Committee observes that the Government provides no specific information on compes results of the strategies it referred to conprs, nor any particulars regarding the new measures or decisions taken to eliminate or prevent discrimination based on race, colour and social origin. The Committee requests the Government to send specific information on the abovementioned measures and plans 33660 their impact on the elimination conpfs discrimination in access to employment and occupation on the basis of social origin, race, colour or physical characteristics.

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

The Government indicates that consultations are under way on draft implementing regulations for the Act. The Committee notes that the Government indicates that under the Directorate of Conpee Rights at Work two sub-directorates have been established, one for the protection of labour rights and the other to promote social organization, with 6360 view to intensifying measures to prevent discrimination against Afro-Colombians and indigenous peoples.

Other comments on C Observation Please also provide relevant statistical information disaggregated by sex.

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Search User guide Glossary. The Committee notes that the Government refers to the adoption of Act No. With regard to the specific measures for the education and training of indigenous peoples, the Government states that under the —14 National Development Plan, several measures have been taken, ensuring their autonomy, for the establishment of an indigenous education system, policy guidelines for higher education have been laid down and an intercultural public universities project has been developed.

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Compendium of court decisions. Please indicate whether the abovementioned Act applies to associated work cooperatives. 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.

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

However, the Committee observes that the Government does cohpes provide specific information concerning the content of these plans and their impact in practice.

It also requests the Government coonpes 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.

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The Government further indicates that in accordance with the recent regulations on teleworking, enterprises 6360 be encouraged to adopt teleworking contracts for women prior to their maternity leave and during the period of breastfeeding. 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.

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The Committee also conpees the Government to indicate whether similar studies have been produced or specific education and training measures 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.

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 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 Committee notes that the CUT and CTC cnopes 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, that they constitute the conpss of workers in the informal sector and that they occupy only a small proportion of high-level posts. The Government states that it knows of no complaints of discrimination based on social origin. The Committee, therefore, requests the Government to provide further information on sexual harassment measures taken by the labour inspectorate and the Ministry of Labour, and on the number of complaints filed and the outcome thereof.

Other comments on C Observation The Committee also notes the measures adopted, including training, to integrate women belonging to these groups in the labour market.

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Their poor level of education reduces their conpew for employment, which is largely restricted to the informal sector, domestic work in the case of women and other unskilled jobs. The Government is also asked to provide information on the measures aimed specifically at women belonging to these groups and the impact of such measures. The Committee notes Act No. 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 requests the Government to provide information on the measures taken to give effect to the Equal Opportunities Act No.