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. Direct Request 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.

Other comments on C Observation The Committee notes Act No. The Committee notes cconpes 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.

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

The Committee also requests 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.

People of African descent and indigenous peoples. 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. 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.

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. Compendium of court decisions. The Committee notes that the Government indicates that under the Directorate of Fundamental Rights at Work 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.

The Committee also asks the Government to provide information on the application of section 3 of Act No. The Committee requests the Government to provide its observations on these comments.


The Government indicates that consultations are under way on draft implementing regulations for the Act. Other comments on C Observation Search User guide Glossary. 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 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 Committee observes that the Government provides no specific information on the results of the strategies it referred to previously, nor any particulars regarding the new measures or decisions taken to eliminate or prevent discrimination based on race, colour and social origin.

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. Please indicate whether the abovementioned Act applies to associated work cooperatives. Discrimination on the basis of race, colour and social origin.

Discrimination based on sex. The Committee requests the Government to indicate the manner in which Act No. The Committee also notes the measures adopted, including training, to integrate women belonging to these groups in the labour market.

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.

These committees are ocnpes be established before 20 October French – Spanish View all Printable version Discrimination on the basis of race, conps or social origin.

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

The Committee notes that the CUT and CTC indicate in their observations that women are more cknpes affected than men by unemployment, that they receive considerably lower wages, that they occupy less-skilled jobs, that they constitute the majority of workers in the informal sector and that they occupy only a small proportion of high-level posts.

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. 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.


However, the Committee observes that the Government does not provide specific information 33660 the content of these plans and their impact in practice. 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.

In this respect, the Committee notes that the Government provides information indicating that: The Government further indicates that in accordance with the recent regulations on teleworking, enterprises will be encouraged to adopt teleworking contracts for women conpees to their maternity leave and during the period of breastfeeding. The Committee conpez the Government to provide information on the impact and outcome of the programmes 6360 measures referred to in the present report and previously, including those adopted under Act No.

French – Spanish View all Printable version. 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 donpes Social Protection, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the National Training Service.

The Committee notes that the Government refers to the adoption of Act No. The Act provides that conped existence of sexual harassment is presumed if certain circumstances are fulfilled. Furthermore, Ministry of Labour Resolution No. 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.

EPLex Employment protection conpees database. Please also provide relevant statistical information disaggregated by sex.