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Jill Biden: Costa Rica is a leader in gender equality
Business
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Business
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Jill Biden: Costa Rica is a leader in gender equality

The Tico Times - June 19, 2016

Waving Costa Rican and U.S. flags, girls studying science and technology welcomed the second lady of the United States, Dr. Jill Biden, on Sunday as she kicked…

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

L. Arias - May 27, 2016

Costa Rica, which already has laws requiring that political parties’ candidates for the national legislature be half women, is doubling down on gender equality with a court ruling…

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

The Tico Times - March 26, 2016

Have you ever thought about the role gender plays, or should play, in the way cities and towns are designed and built? Conversations on that topic took…

Why we celebrate International Women’s Day
Gender equality
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Gender equality
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Why we celebrate International Women’s Day

Olivia Ramos - March 8, 2016

See: Costa Rican women who made us cheer this year Today is International Women’s Day, and around the world women will join in parades and discussions on the…

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

The Tico Times - March 8, 2016

On Tuesday the world celebrates International Women's Day and across the globe, both today and leading up to it, people are protesting the lack of equal pay for…

President Solís to support reforms, female leadership at United Nations
Diplomacy
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Diplomacy
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President Solís to support reforms, female leadership at United Nations

The Tico Times - September 25, 2015

Costa Rica’s President Luis Guillermo Solís travels to New York Friday to address the United Nations General Assembly before meeting with U.S. lawmakers in the District of…

Ten-year-old siblings take the stage to promote education for women
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Ten-year-old siblings take the stage to promote education for women

Elizabeth Lang - July 3, 2015

The concert that Jazz Café Escazú will host on Sunday afternoon isn’t your average show. For starters, the musicians are ten years old. What’s more, they are…

Latin American women fight back against harassment
Girl Power
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Girl Power
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Latin American women fight back against harassment

Leila Macor / AFP - June 27, 2015

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay - Every day, Sara Veléz, a Colombian law student, walks to class through a hail of catcalls that often veer into obscenity, a daily reality that…

Why women need Father’s Day
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Why women need Father’s Day

The Tico Times - June 21, 2015

The ugly tie. The useless gadget. The misshapen clay ashtray for the man who doesn’t smoke. Father’s Day can be a wonderful time to acknowledge the men…

Panama Congresswoman’s anti-sexual harassment bill faces ridicule
Crime
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Crime
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Panama Congresswoman’s anti-sexual harassment bill faces ridicule

George Rodriguez and Jill Replogle - March 24, 2015

The Panamanian press calls it the "anti-piropos law." Piropos, if you're new to Central American slang, translates loosely to "catcalls." Many Central American women are more likely…