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Reinas join OIJ to help women who suffer physical and sexual violence

QCOSTARICA - A few months ago, after being in an intense self-defense class, the partners, friends and beauty queens María Teresa Rodríguez (Miss Costa Rica 2008) and Johana García (Mrs Universe 2016) relived abuses they suffered in the past and realized that they had...

Weapons Permits Will Be Indefinitely Cancelled For Domestic Violence Suspects

A legal reform will empower judges to indefinitely cancel weapons carrying permits for those suspected of committing domestic violence. The bill was approved by a majority in first debate. The bill, backed by legislators of different parties, introduces changes to the regulations on protection measures for...

Mexican president López Obrador has a woman problem

After the leftist firebrand Andrés Manuel López Obrador won the Mexican presidency in a landslide last year, he vowed to “govern for all, starting with the poor.” In Mexico, “the poor” includes many women, who earn 34% less than men for doing the same job....

Victims of domestic violence would have special protection against being fired

Costa Rica last week adopted the ground-breaking global treaty by the International Labour Organization (ILO) that recommends public and private employers provide protection for victims of domestic violence in the workplace, against being fired. The ground-breaking global treaty on June 21, 2019  by the ILO...

“He swore to me that the day he found me alone he would kill me”

Each year the Inamu, the National Institute for Woman of Costa Rica, advises 13,500 women in search of help, tired of being victims of domestic violence. The institution gives them legal advice, talks and support to cut off situations of aggression. In the most extreme...

Man Acquitted Of Murder In The Killing of His Best Friend

After a year and four months in preventive detention (remand), Caleb Villalobos Aguilar, 30, is a free man, acquitted by the Limon criminal court accused of killing his friend Roberto Menocal, who he shot in the middle of a struggle when he intervened to...

Women Celebrate: “Thanks Costa Rica For Not Going To Second Round!”

A group of women is celebrating the national team's early departure from the World Cup 2018 in Russia this Saturday, in the hope that it could reduce the violence against women. With the slogan ¡Gracias Costa Rica por no pasar a octavos! (Thanks Costa Rica...

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...

The phrase of the day: Patricia Mora

"En este pequeño paraíso, en los días de juego de fútbol, hay una mujer (agredida) que se atreve a llegar al teléfono para denunciar." In English: "In this little paradise, on the days of football (soccer), there is a woman (assaulted) who dares to reach the...

Every Five Minutes A Woman Calls 9-1-1 For Help In A Domestic Violence

It's Friday morning. No futbol (soccer) game, the day is not a holiday or other situation considered by the authorities as "a trigger for domestic violence." However, 9-1-1 operator Laura Rodríguez logs a call that activates a response protocol that may involve more than...

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...

Every Day 15 People Are Arrested For Domestic Violence

Every day there are more cases of domestic violence in the country. In some situations, in particular, the aggressor was under the influence of alcohol or drugs, in others, the aggressions were due to jealousy. During 2017, 5,382 people were arrested for domestic violence; that...

Murdered Woman Was Planning To Report Her Husband On Monday For Domestic Violence

  Kattia Vargas Azofeifa, 44,  was tired of the violence and abuse she suffered at the hands of her husband, and on Monday (yesterday) she was going to file a complaint against him for domestic violence. She never made it carry out her intention. Her lifeless...

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...

The Institute For Support To Men Criticizes Precautionary Measures in Cases of Domestic Violence

Q COSTA RICA - The Instituto de Apoyo al Hombre (Fundiapho) - Institute for Support to Men - questions the procedures for granting precautionary measures in cases of domestic violence. They claim they affect innocent men. The Fundiapho says that although in many cases it is...

MOPT Minister Resigns Following Charge Of Alleged Domestic Violence

Q COSTA RICA - It wasn't the Moín Container Terminal (TCM) scandal, the delays in the completion of the 'Platina' bridge, the unending delays of the San Jose - San Ramon road project the other numerous pressures the now former Minister of Transport and...

Mother Of Murdered Little Girl Says She Was One Victim More

With ¢20,000 colones (US$35) sent to her, the mother of the little girl beaten to death in Orotina says she tried to to flee the house with her four children. The 22-year-old woman, Meilin Alvarado Savala, mother of five, claims that her new boyfriend had...

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...

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