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New campaign targets sexual harassment in public places
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New campaign targets sexual harassment in public places

L. Arias - August 16, 2016

The government recently launched a campaign aimed at combatting vulgar catcalling and groping in public places. The campaign, dubbed “Actuemos en contra del acoso sexual” (Let’s act against…

Costa Rica sees rise in domestic violence
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica sees rise in domestic violence

L. Arias - April 13, 2016

The number of domestic violence victims treated at public hospitals of the Social Security System, or Caja, has increased by one-third over the last three years, according…

PHOTOS: Costa Rica march demands end to street harassment
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Costa Rica
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PHOTOS: Costa Rica march demands end to street harassment

L. Arias - March 9, 2016

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…

Domestic violence in Costa Rica on track to surpass 2014
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Domestic violence in Costa Rica on track to surpass 2014

L. Arias - December 17, 2015

The number of domestic violence victims treated at public hospitals of the Costa Rican Social Security System, or Caja, is on track to pass last year's total, the Caja…

Costa Rica marks International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women with calls for action
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Costa Rica marks International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women with calls for action

The Tico Times and AFP - November 25, 2015

San José’s Parque Nacional was filled with a sea of orange on Wednesday, as groups from across the country gathered for the International Day for the Elimination…

Street harassment critic Gerardo Cruz dies
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Street harassment critic Gerardo Cruz dies

The Tico Times - November 19, 2015

Gerardo Cruz, the young Costa Rican man who became a national hero for his stance against street harassment of women, died of a heart attack at Calderón Guardia…

Violence drives women to flee Central America’s Northern Triangle
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Violence drives women to flee Central America’s Northern Triangle

Larry Luxner - November 6, 2015

WASHINGTON — Late last year, Norma — the wife of a police officer from El Salvador — was abducted by four members of the M18 street gang, taken…

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