HRC Summary - Colombia

The summary for Colombia has one point which deals with the right to education. 

Excerpts of the summary by the Hight Commissioner for Human Rights

36. The JS1 organizations reported that in Colombia primary education is not free of charge. According to official data, the rate of illiteracy among persons over the age of 15 is 7.9 per cent. The rate among Afro-Colombian women is 18.4 per cent and men 16.9 per cent, among indigenous men 13.1 per cent and indigenous women 22 per cent. According to the JS3 organizations, discrimination on the ground of sexual preference is encouraged by several bodies in the education
system, which is reflected in the lack of public policies in favour of the LGBT population.

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