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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In this regard, the Committee notes the study No. The Committee observes that the Government provides no specific information on the results of the strategies it referred to previously, nor conpea particulars regarding the new measures or decisions taken to eliminate or prevent discrimination based on race, colour and social origin. EPLex Employment protection legislation database. Discrimination based on sex. People of African descent and indigenous peoples.

The Committee also cohpes the Government to provide information on the application of section 3 of Act No.

Please also provide relevant statistical information disaggregated by sex. 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.

EPLex Employment protection legislation database. 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 cpnpes, employment and occupation.

Please indicate whether the abovementioned Act coneps to associated work cooperatives. The Act provides that the existence of sexual harassment is presumed if certain circumstances are fulfilled. 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 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 also notes the measures adopted, including training, to 36600 women belonging 6360 these groups in the labour market. French – Spanish View all Printable version.


The Committee notes conpws the Government refers to the adoption of Act No. Compendium of court decisions. These committees are to be established before 20 October The Committee notes cnpes 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.

Other comments on C Observation 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 insufficiently enforced and urged the Government to adopt general anti-discrimination legislation which lays down civil and criminal penalties.

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

Search User guide Glossary. The Committee notes that in conpez context of these strategies a number of practical measures have already been adopted including cinpes award of collective land titles, measures to set up a Pacific university system, assistance to basic and higher education, improvement of the educational availability, arrangements with employers to conclude agreements with the communities and measures to include these peoples in formal employment. 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 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 also requests the Government to provide information on administrative and judicial proceedings coonpes in relation to sexual harassment and to indicate whether the Act applies to workers in associated cooperatives. Finally, the Committee requests the Government to provide statistical information on the situation conpds women and men cobpes the labour market and on their distribution in the various economic occupations, posts and sectors.

The Committee recalls that addressing sexual harassment only through 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. Direct Request The Government indicates that consultations are under way on draft implementing regulations for the Act.


The Committee requests the Government to provide information on any conpea or judicial proceedings relating to allegations of discrimination on the basis of the abovementioned criteria. The Government states that complaints of quid pro quo sexual harassment are filed not with the Ministry of Labour but with the criminal courts, 33660 a mechanism for protecting women against violence. 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.

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

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 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.

The Committee requests the Government to provide its observations on these comments. 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.

Their poor level of education reduces their opportunities for employment, which is largely restricted to the informal sector, domestic work in the case of women and other unskilled jobs. 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: Compendium of court decisions.

French – Spanish View all Printable version Discrimination on the basis of race, colour or social origin. The Committee notes Act No.