• Costa Rica Real Estate

Domestic violence in Costa Rica on track to surpass 2014

December 17, 2015

The number of domestic violence victims treated at public hospitals of the Costa Rican Social Security System, or Caja, is on track to pass last year’s total, the Caja reported this week.

Caja staff treated 312 victims of abuse during the first nine months of this year, 60 percent of them women. So far this year, the highest number of abuse cases was reported in September, 50, but officials warned that domestic violence often spikes during the year-end holidays.

Lorna Gámez, who coordinates the Caja’s gender equity program, said families tend to spend more time together at home during the holidays, drink more liquor and spend more money — elements that can contribute to increased family conflicts.

Domestic violence also surges during football games, according to the National Women’s Institute.

Facebook Comments

You may be interested

Wild Wednesday: Raising orphaned baby raccoons
Changemakers
1252 views
Changemakers
1252 views

Wild Wednesday: Raising orphaned baby raccoons

The Tico Times - October 23, 2019

Every other Wednesday, we bring you an adorable photo and the brief story of an animal at Sibu Wildlife Sanctuary…

Postcards from Guanacaste: The province’s beautiful beaches
Guanacaste
51 views
Guanacaste
51 views

Postcards from Guanacaste: The province’s beautiful beaches

The Tico Times - October 23, 2019

If you love the ocean, Guanacaste's beaches are hard to beat. There's Tamarindo, the tourist town popular with beginner surfers,…

Photo of army ants in Costa Rica wins international award
Costa Rica
258 views
Costa Rica
258 views

Photo of army ants in Costa Rica wins international award

The Tico Times - October 23, 2019

Costa Rica's striking natural beauty looks almost as good on camera as it does in person. Don't just take our…

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!