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Costa Rica creates commission to address gender unemployment gap

In context of International Women's Day, Costa Rican leaders on Monday signed a decree to create a commission to address the country's unemployment gap. 

Costa Rica unemployment disproportionately impacts women

Unemployment in Costa Rica is at 19.1%, but the job loss provoked by the pandemic has predominantly impacted women.

Costa Rica proposes gender parity in Inter-American Court of Human Rights

The continental court has had only five women among its judges in 40 years of existence.

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.

Women’s Hackathon takes place in San José

Forty teams of Central American women gathered to create technological solutions to the region's urban problems.

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.

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.

President Solís tells world leaders Costa Rica is a model of sustainable development

President Solís -- saying that Costa Rica is a country with sustainable development "in its DNA” -- urged other nations to realign their spending away from militarization and towards the 2030 Agenda Development Goals.

President Solís to support reforms, female leadership at United Nations

Costa Rica’s President Luis Guillermo Solís travels to New York Friday to address the United Nations General Assembly before meeting with U.S. lawmakers in Washington D.C. Solís and the Costa Rican delegation will meet with business and international leaders while stressing a message of connecting extreme poverty and inequality, according to a statement from Casa Presidencia

Latin American women fight back against harassment

An online movement includes creative campaigns like "Whistle at Your Mama" in Peru, where Olympic medal-winning volleyball player Natalia Malaga threatened catcallers by sending their mothers to confront them -- complete with a humorous video that went viral.

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