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Costa Rica Government Acknowledges Errors in Tourism Guide

At the request of the Costa Rica President Carlos Alvarado, the Government offers an apology to all women in the country for the...

Thousands march for abortion rights in Latin America

Thousands of women took to the streets across Latin America on Tuesday to demand abortion rights, a practice largely prohibited in the region.

Top Mexico court rules criminalizing abortion unconstitutional

The unanimous vote opens the way for women across Mexico to access abortion without fear of being prosecuted and potentially imprisoned.

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.

Man sentenced to 35 years in prison for murder of Eva Morera

Randall Garita Oviedo was sentenced to 35 years in prison for the 2019 murder of Eva Morera Ulloa, a criminal court ruled Tuesday.

Pandemic inflames violence against women, UN data show

In July, the UN estimated that six months of restrictions could result in 31 million additional cases of sexual violence in the world and seven million unwanted pregnancies.

Costa Rica enacts law against street sexual harassment

Costa Rica on Monday put into effect a law that criminalizes street sexual harassment and punishes it with jail terms and fines.

Pandemic could widen economic gender gap, IMF warns

The health crisis will lead to a 4.9 percent contraction in global GDP, affecting women more than men.

Costa Rica approves law punishing street sexual harassment with jail and fines

A bill that penalizes street sexual harassment was approved Tuesday in a second debate by Costa Rica's Legislative Assembly. 

Legislation against street sexual harassment advances in Costa Rican Congress

A bill that would penalize street sexual harassment was approved Tuesday in a first debate by Costa Rica's Legislative Assembly. 

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