What is the OCM?
The Colombian Observatory of Women (OCM) is a tool to collect, analyze and disseminate information related to the situation of women living in Colombian territories.
The OCM is regulated by Law 1009 of 2006, which created the Observatory on a permanent basis, and endorsed the responsibility to the Administrative Department of the Presidency of the Republic, through the Presidential Counseling for Women's Equity.
What is it for?
It provides technical inputs that favor the empowerment of women and decision-making based on evidence, makes visible and analyzes the problems felt by women in the diversity of Colombian territories and allows comparing the specific effects of various economic and political, cultural phenomena. and of the violence between women and men in different stages of their life cycles.
In 2022 all the information and strategic knowledge to guarantee the realization of the political, economic, and social rights of the women who inhabit the Colombian territory will be available, in a public and transparent way, in the COLOMBIAN OBSERVATORY OF WOMEN, consolidating itself as national and international benchmark for issues associated with equity for women.
The mission of the COLOMBIAN OBSERVATORY OF WOMEN is to produce knowledge about the situation of women in Colombia to guarantee the assertive, inclusive and equitable formulation of public policies at the national and regional level, as a knowledge tool at the service of citizens, organizations national and international social networks, academia, the private sector and other entities that promote gender equality for women.
Contribute to the strengthening of gender equality and the full realization of women's rights in Colombia.
1. Systematize and analyze the information regarding the sociodemographic characterization, the economic situation, the educational conditions, the characteristics of participation in politics, the forms of violence, the construction of peace, health and sexual and reproductive rights of the women who live in the Colombian territory.
2. Build and disseminate a battery of indicators that allow monitoring the situation of women in Colombia in social aspects (education, health), participation and leadership, economic (economic autonomy, employment, entrepreneurship, poverty, economy of care and financial inclusion), security and well-being (peace building, life free of violence, physical violence, violence, sexual, psychological violence and economic violence)
3. Support the formulation and monitoring of public policies to close gender equity gaps in Colombia, at the national, regional and local levels.
4. Publicly and transparently disseminate information related to the situation of women in Colombia through virtual channels and platforms, and systematic and specific publications in order to make visible gender gaps to overcome and generate conversations aimed at guaranteeing rights of women in the Colombian territory.
5. Identify information needs in terms of equity for women in the territories and articulate with national and regional entities both quantitative and qualitative exercises for the generation, dissemination and appropriation of knowledge.