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Costa Rica ‘deeply worried’ about Afghan women and girls

Costa Rica joined the EU, US and 17 other countries on Wednesday in issuing a joint statement saying they were "deeply worried about Afghan women and girls,” urging the Taliban to ensure their safety.

Women march in Central America to demand a stop to gender violence

Hundreds of women marched Monday in different countries through Central America, the region that exhibits the highest rates of femicides.

Costa Rica launches ‘mega-operative’ to reduce domestic violence during soccer final

Representatives from the National Institute for Women, National Police, C.S. Herediano and Deportivo Saprissa detailed joint efforts that will begin during the days prior to the matches.

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 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."

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.

Costa Rica sees rise in domestic violence

The Puntarenas canton of Quepos had the highest rate of domestic violence over the past three years — 101 cases per 10,000 inhabitants.

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.

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.

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