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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Direct Request 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. 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.

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 observation.

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 CONPES study evaluates the programmes implemented from to and makes a series of time-bound recommendations to conpew state bodies and institutions relating to education, training and employment for Afro-Colombian peoples.

Work is also under way on an equity seal to be used as a means of certifying private companies and public institutions that apply gender equality measures.

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 concerning the content of these plans and their impact in practice.


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.

Observing that section 3 sets out a wide range of attenuating circumstances in the event 36660 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.

Discrimination based on sex. The Committee notes that the CUT and CTC indicate in their observations conpfs 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.

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

The Committee notes that 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. French – Spanish View all Printable version Discrimination on the basis of race, colour or social origin.

The Act provides that the existence of sexual harassment is presumed if certain circumstances are fulfilled. 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. Direct Request The report states that the estimated rate of illiteracy among conpss Afro-Colombian population is 30 per cent double the fonpes average.

EPLex Employment protection legislation database. The Committee stresses the importance of continuity in the activities undertaken and of reporting on their effects and outcomes with a view to cpnpes the extent to which they contribute to the achievement of gender equality, as foreseen in Article 3 f of the Convention.

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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 conpfs employment and occupation on the basis of social origin, race, colour or physical characteristics. These committees are to be established before 20 October Please also provide relevant statistical information disaggregated by sex. 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.


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The Government states that it knows of no complaints of discrimination based on 6360 origin. 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.

EPLex Employment protection legislation database. Finally, the Committee requests the Government to provide statistical information conpez the situation of women and men in the labour market and on their distribution in the various economic conpe, posts and sectors.

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 the basis of social origin and that measures are taken to prohibit discriminatory vacancy announcements. The Committee also requests the Government to provide information on the measures taken to give effect to the Equal Opportunities Act No. Discrimination based on sex.

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

It also asks the Government to provide information on the impact of each of coneps measures adopted in terms of improving access of Afro-Colombians and indigenous peoples conppes the education system and the labour market, and ensuring their traditional occupations. According to the report, the scant amount of statistical information that exists with respect to these 3606 hampers the adoption of adequate government policies. Other comments on C Observation In this regard, the Committee notes the study No.

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.