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400 Women In Costa Rica Flee Their Homes Every Year At The Risk of Being Killed

Nearly 400 women each year in Costa Rica must leave their homes to seek refuge in shelters of the Instituto Nacional de las Mujeres (Inamu) - National Institute of Women - in the face of "imminent danger of death" due to domestic violence. This is...

Costa Rica Supreme Court Chief Justice Publishes His Cell Phone Number In Support Of Women Victims of Domestic Violence

As a sign of commitment to the eradication of violence against in Costa Rica, Supreme Court Chief Justice Carlos ChinchillaChinchilla publicly gave out his telephone number (84241313) to attendees during an activity organized by the National Institute for Women (Inamu). "If you call me, I...

Fabricio Called “Sore Loser” and “the Nicole Carboni of Politics” By Ticos

Criticizing President-elect Carlo Alvarado's choice for his government positions, in particular the appointment of Patricia Mora as executive president of the INAMU, the social networks lit up against former presidential candidate Fabricio Alvarado, Ticos calling him a 'sore loser' and the "Nicole Carboni of...

Semana Santa Not So Pura Vida For Domestic Violence

The incidents of domestic violence soared this Sunday, the first day of Semana Santa, the 911 emergency service reporting 412 calls requesting police intervention. Domestic violence during Semana Santa or Holy week has been increasing in recent years. In 2016, there were 2,360 incidents reported; last...

Legisaltor Says Publicly “Women’s Institute” Should be Renamed “Institute Of Lesbians”

The legislator for the Partido Accesibilidad sin Exclusión (PASE), Óscar López, said Wednesday after in the legislature that the National Institute for Women (INAMU) should be called "National Institute of Lesbians". The legislator made the statement in a speech in which he criticized the INAMU's...

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