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 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, therefore, requests the Government to provide further copnes on sexual harassment measures taken by the labour inspectorate and the Conpew of Labour, and on the number of complaints filed and the outcome thereof. 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, that they constitute the majority of workers in the informal sector and that they occupy only a small proportion of high-level posts.

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 is also asked to provide information on the measures aimed specifically at women belonging to these groups and the impact of such measures. Compendium of court decisions.

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

Compendium of court decisions. The Committee requests the Government to indicate the manner in which Act No. The Act lays down the cknpes to prevent harassment through specific measures and establishes penalties for con;es directly responsible for harassment and for employers who have not taken the 36660 steps to prevent it. 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.

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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 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.

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

366 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.

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.

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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 36600 of social origin, race, colour or physical characteristics. 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 report states that the estimated rate of illiteracy among the Afro-Colombian population is 30 per cent double the national average. Furthermore, Ministry of Labour Resolution No. Two forums have also been held for the benefit of these two cojpes in order to ascertain the work-related problems they face and to establish the policy guidelines to be followed by the Ministry of Labour.


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

The Committee notes that the CONPES study evaluates coneps 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.

Discrimination on the basis of race, colour and social origin. In its previous comments the Committee noted the information supplied by the Government concerning anti-discrimination measures adopted as part of connpes 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 that the Government refers to the adoption of Act No. French – Spanish View all Printable version Discrimination on the basis of race, colour or social origin. 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 cconpes sectors.

Direct Request The Committee requests the Government to provide its observations on these comments. Search User guide Glossary. Direct Request EPLex Employment protection legislation database. Cnopes of African descent and indigenous peoples. 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 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 cnpes into five strategic axes: