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FARC Women Press Release

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The Farian women denounced the massive dismissal of more than 748 women from the company Aguas de Bogotá.

A significant number of women and families of the capital, enters the ranks of the unemployed in the country.

We are accompanying the women of Aguas de Bogotá in their just struggle, we reject the labor massacre that is taking place and we demand from the State the protection of labor rights and guarantees of access to decent work for Colombian women.

The situation of workers in Colombia is not encouraging, the precariousness of hiring, informality, outsourcing, unemployment and the loss of important guarantees conquered by workers are a plague that affects the vast majority of the population, especially women.

In Colombia, national unemployment hits more women and it’s higher than that of men, about half of the women who work do so in the informal sector.

In the case of the capital city, the Observatory of Women and Gender Equality in Bogotá notes that the unemployment rate for women stands at 10.2%, while their income is constantly decreasing.

The growth of informality and the growth of poverty among women increase social inequality and affect the quality of life of women workers and their families.

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