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Morning-after pill can now be sold without a prescription in Costa Rica

Legalization of the morning-after pill as an accessible emergency contraceptive has been years in the making for Costa Rica. 

The Tico Times Dispatch: Figuring out and fighting street harassment in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is known for its beautiful beaches and abundant biodiversity, but for women, it also means street harassment. Tico Times reporter Alissa Grosskopf talks to experts and men on the street to figure out why they do it, how to fight it and what happens when you do.

El Salvador acquits woman charged with murder over premature birth

A judge in El Salvador on Monday acquitted a 20-year-old rape victim originally charged with murder after giving birth prematurely in a toilet.

Demonstrators march against gender violence: ‘If you are in a relationship and in love, it’s difficult to see that something is wrong’

Demonstrators gathered this weekend to raise awareness about cases of violence against women in Costa Rica.

Costa Rica pledges to reduce violence against women

The plan includes efforts to hasten response to domestic violence victims.

PHOTOS: International Women’s Day March in San José, Costa Rica

"I was really impressed for the commitment. It's not a joyful day. It's a struggle," said photographer and participant Roberto Delgado Webb.

Tico Times Women of the Year: leaders who inspired us in 2017

From a journalist to an artist, from Nicaragua to Portugal to South Africa: we look back at some of our extraordinary interviewees this year.

Costa Rica launches plan to curb violence against women

A total of 22 public agencies, organizations and universities have pledged to adopt the plan and work with the INAMU to improve the treatment of women in Costa Rica.

Women: Do we want to stay alive?

"There’s no such thing as the weak sex. The moment to act is now."

Women leaders who’ve inspired us this year – and their secret powers

Today we celebrate those who have fought, are fighting and will fight for equality.
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