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International Women's Day

Costa Rican indigenous women to learn about solar power in India

The Costa Rican women were awarded scholarships from the Government of India to enroll in Barefoot College Institute’s Solar Lighting program in Rajasthan for six months.

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.

A message to women: ‘Don’t be the one clipping your own wings’

The Tico Times speaks with Mariana Santos, the founder of international digital media support network Chicas Poderosas.

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.

PHOTOS: Costa Rica march demands end to street harassment

Over 100 people on Tuesday evening marched along San José's Central Avenue to protest the persistent sexual harassment of women – and sometimes men – in public places, including streets, sidewalks, parks and the workplace.

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.

Costa Rican women who made us cheer this year

In honor of International Women’s Day 2016, here’s a look at just a few of the incredible women who have recently made Costa Rica proud.

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.

Domestic violence in Costa Rica on track to surpass 2014

Domestic violence often spikes in December, when families tend to spend more time together at home, drink more liquor and spend more money.

Why we need International Women’s Day

We’ve come a long way toward recognition of full equality – but not far enough.

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