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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...

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...

Why is El Salvador so dangerous? 4 essential reads

The Department of Homeland Security has confirmed that it will eliminate the Temporary Protected Status that gave provisional U.S. residency to Salvadoran migrants after a 2001 earthquake. Some 200,000 Salvadorans now have until Sept. 9, 2019, to leave the United States, obtain a green...

Miss Peru Pageant Protests Gender Violence to International Applause, but not all Peruvians Are Clapping

When contestants in this year's Miss Peru contest exposed the alarming numbers related to violence against women, the international media gave a standing ovation. But in Peru, not everyone clapped. During the pageant, images linked to the #niunamenos (not one more) campaign and pictures of cases...

What is the cost of violence against women for their health, their children, and their work?

  (Q24N) Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) suffers disproportionately from the impact of violence against women compared to other regions. The vast majority of victims are men, and especially young people. But the impact on women is also high, and manifests itself in many...

“I’ll Tell You a Story” – Violence Against Women in Peru

(IPS) - Domestic violence is alarmingly prevalent in Peru. Not only is it statistically more common than in other, more progressive cultures, but Peruvian women tend to accept it as simply a ‘part of marriage.’ It was therefore both surprising and understandable that the domestic...

Men Who Commit Femicide Lose Rights Over Their Children in Argentina

BUENOS AIRES (IPS) - In January 2008, Rosana Galliano was shot to death in Exaltación de la Cruz, a rural municipality 80 km from Argentina’s capital, Buenos Aires. Her ex-husband, José Arce, who was sentenced to life in prison, had hired hitmen to kill...

Violence Against Women in Guanacaste is 38% Higher Than the Rest of the Country’s

Q COSTA RICA, by María Fernanda Cruz, Vozdeguanacaste.com - Antonio and Marta started living together thirteen years ago when she was 17 and he was 33. “I left my friends, family, everything because he asked me to,” she says in an anonymous interview with...

María Magdalena: Story of a Femicide Attempt

Q COSTA RICA, by María Fernanda Cruz, Vozdeguanacaste.com -  Murdering women just for being women is called femicide. In 2015 this affected 6 of every 100,000 women. This is a first-person account from one of them, María Magdalena, who is from Nambí de Nicoya. I...

How Violence Against Women Fuels More Crime

Q24N (Insightcrime.org) Across Latin America, the incredibly high levels of violence against women have long been denounced by non-governmental organizations and the media. Ignoring this phenomenon would be dangerous, as this form of violence can help lay the groundwork for criminal behavior, perhaps especially...

Women’s Group Warns Hurricane Otto Will Increase Violence Against Women

Women’s Group Warns Hurricane Otto Will Increase Violence Against WomenTICO BULL by Rico – What is totally bull is the message posted on Crhoy.com by Yaslin Cabezas on the call by the Acción Estratégica por los Derechos Humanos (Acceder) – Strategic Action for Human Rights...

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