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Environmental efforts send Costa Rica to top of Human Development Index in Latin America

Costa Rica climbed in the Human Development Index (HDI) in 2020.

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.

Is Costa Rica’s gender wage gap really among the world’s lowest?

Costa Rica ranked second in gender pay equity on a 37-country list led by Belgium, published last month by FiveThirtyEight.

Cynthia Castro: the Costa Rican psychologist fighting for global gender equality

Straight talk for everyone from Pope Francis, to business owners, to Costa Rican men who don't pull their weight at home. That's Cynthia Castro, a woman on a mission.

Costa Rica ranks fifth in gender gap in Latin America

Costa Rica ranks 32 out of 144 countries in the World Economic Forum (WEF)’s Global
 Gender Gap Report 2016.

Jill Biden: Costa Rica is a leader in gender equality

"It’s going to take all of us — educators and community leaders, women and men, boys and girls — to make progress for gender equality,” Jill Biden said on Sunday.

Gender equality ruling aims for nearly 50/50 male-female Costa Rican legislature

A new gender equality ruling in Costa Rica aims to improve female candidates’ chances of being elected to the Legislative Assembly in 2018.

Gender and the city: improving equality in Costa Rica through urban design

Gender affects the way we use a city's spaces and services — and it should affect the way they are planned and built, according to participants at a recent conference in San José.

Why we celebrate International Women’s Day

Yes, we women have made some great strides. We now have Banca Kristal just for us. It’s painted pink! And the number of women in world leadership roles you can now count on two hands instead of one. But women are still missing from the negotiating tables, the peace conferences, the economic forums and the United Nations Security Council.

Kölbi marks International Women’s Day with ill-conceived ad campaign

In the run-up to this year's International Women's Day, Costa Rica's state-owned cell service provider launched a social media campaign emphasizing stereotypes of female consumers.

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