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Desamparados women’s group wins EU Gender Equality prize
International Women's Day
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International Women's Day
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Desamparados women’s group wins EU Gender Equality prize

The Tico Times - March 8, 2019

The Cantonal Agenda of Women from Desamparados (ACAMUDE) won the European Union Gender Equality Prize on Thursday. ACAMUDE focuses on helping women from low-income communities and women…

Demonstrators march against gender violence: ‘If you are in a relationship and in love, it’s difficult to see that something is wrong’
Femicides
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Femicides
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Demonstrators march against gender violence: ‘If you are in a relationship and in love, it’s difficult to see that something is wrong’

Duncan Anderson - September 24, 2018

Demonstrators gathered this weekend to raise awareness about cases of violence against women in Costa Rica. Approximately 100 people marched from the National University of Costa Rica…

On two coasts, communities mourn tourists’ deaths in Costa Rica
Crime
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Crime
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On two coasts, communities mourn tourists’ deaths in Costa Rica

The Tico Times - August 10, 2018

This past weekend, two women were slain in Costa Rican coastal communities within a 24-hour span – both foreign tourists enjoying visits to beach destinations known for…

Tico Times Women of the Year: leaders who inspired us in 2017
women's rights
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women's rights
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Tico Times Women of the Year: leaders who inspired us in 2017

The Tico Times - December 27, 2017

This year, The Tico Times was proud to meet women who are changing the world - or at least their corner of it - through hard work…

In a flurry of pink, Costa Rica opens its first bank exclusively for women
Business
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Business
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In a flurry of pink, Costa Rica opens its first bank exclusively for women

The Tico Times - December 18, 2015

Upon entering the bank, customers are ushered inside by a doorman in a gray suit and pink shirt. This greeter is the only man inside the Kristal…

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

Mom raises family by day, studies crime fighting by night
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Mom raises family by day, studies crime fighting by night

The Tico Times - August 15, 2015

Zeneyda Flores’ day starts at 5:00 a.m. -- to get her children, Libby, Zack and Liath, up and ready for school. That is, when she doesn’t have to…

‘I’m gonna find some girls, and we’re gonna rock’ – Meet The Caramels
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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‘I’m gonna find some girls, and we’re gonna rock’ – Meet The Caramels

Amanda Zúñiga - July 24, 2015

“The Caramels” might have a sweet name, but there's nothing docile about their music. The five women who make up this new Costa Rican rock band have…

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…