Slavery, servitude, and the slave trade in all forms are prohibited.
Women and men have equal rights and opportunities. Women cannot be subjected to any type of discrimination. During their periods of pregnancy and following delivery, women shall benefit from the special assistance and protection of the State and shall receive from the latter food subsidies if they should thereafter find themselves unemployed or abandoned.
The State shall support the female head of household in a special way.
The following are basic rights of children: life, physical integrity, health and social security, a balanced diet, their name and citizenship, to have a family and not be separated from it, care and love, instruction and culture, recreation, and the free expression of their opinions. They will be protected against all forms of abandonment, physical or moral violence, imprisonment, sale, sexual abuse, work or economic exploitation, and dangerous work. They will also enjoy other rights upheld in the Constitution, the laws, and international treaties ratified by Colombia.
The Congress shall issue a labor statute. The appropriate law shall take into account at least the following minimal fundamental principles:
Equality of opportunity for workers; minimum essential and flexible remuneration proportional to the amount and quality of work; stability in employment; irrevocability of minimum benefits established in labor regulations; options to negotiate about and reconcile uncertain and arguable rights; a situation more favorable to the worker in case of doubt in the application and interpretation of the formal bases of the law; the primacy of facts over established formalities in issues of labor relations; guarantees to social security, training, instruction, and necessary rest; special protection of women, mothers, and minor-age workers.
The State guarantees the right of suitable payment and the periodic adjustment of legal retirement benefits.
International labor agreements duly ratified are part of domestic legislation.
Statute, contracts, agreements, and labor settlements may not infringe on the freedom, human dignity, or rights of workers.
Article 2. Integration
Norms and human rights principles that are found inscribed in the Constitution, treaties and conventions international ratified by Colombia, made an integral part of this code.
Article 141 Forced Prostitution or Sexual Slavery
Forced prostitution or sexual slavery. Which through the use of force and the course and conduct of armed conflict compels person to provide sexual services protected liable to imprisonment of ten (10) to ten and eight (18) years and a fine of five hundred (500) to one thousand (1000) legal minimum wage current monthly.
Article 188A Trafficking
He who captures, transfers, harbors or receives a person, within the country or from abroad for exploitation liable to imprisonment of thirteen (13) to twenty (23) years and a fine of eight hundred (800) to 1500 (1,500) monthly legal minimum wages.
For purposes of this Article shall mean the economic advantage obtained exploitation or any other benefit for himself or for another person, the exploitation of the prostitution of others or other forms of sexual exploitation, forced labor or services, slavery or practices slavery, servitude, exploitation of begging of others, servile marriage, the removal of organs, sex tourism and other forms of exploitation.
The consent of a victim of any form of exploitation defined in this Article shall not constitute grounds for exemption from criminal responsibility.