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Man sentenced to 35 years in prison for murder of Eva Morera

Randall Garita Oviedo was sentenced to 35 years in prison for the 2019 murder of Eva Morera Ulloa, a criminal court ruled Tuesday.

Tourism Board program promotes women’s safety when traveling

The Costa Rica Tourism Board (ICT) last week launched the SOFIA Network, a program designed to promote gender equity in the tourism industry.

Citing IMF disagreement, Women’s Minister announces resignation

Citing disagreements with how the Costa Rican Presidency handled the multi-sectorial dialogue meant to address the country's economic crisis, Women's Minister Patricia Mora announced her resignation on Monday. 

Remembering Eva

Eva Morera Ulloa was a student, a young mother and an advocate against gender violence.

The morning-after pill causes controversy in Costa Rican government

“If a woman is a victim of rape or if she has had risky sexual intercourse, she ought to have the option of free access to emergency contraception,” Inamu stated in a press release.

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.

New campaign targets sexual harassment in public places

Six out of 10 women have been victims of sexual harassment in public spaces in Costa Rica, according to a survey by the University of Costa Rica.

Global anti-violence campaign dances through San José

This past Saturday, passersby in the Plaza de la Cultura in the heart of San José got a Valentine’s Day surprise: a flash mob, whose choreographed dance was part of an international call to end violence against women.

When will violence against women stop?

Today is the International Day Against Violence Toward Women. Exactly one month ago, on Oct. 25, another Costa Rican woman was killed at the hands of...

New website, social-media campaign fight sexism in Costa Rica

The National Institute for Women is challenging Ticos to find out if they behave as “machistas” and are in need of rehabilitation.

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