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3 out of 4 women missing in Costa Rica are minors

QCOSTARICA - In 2020 there were more than 900 reports of missing women in Costa Rica. Three out of every four reports were of minors, according to statistical data from the Organismo de Investigacion Judicial (OIJ). The data, requested by La Nacion, reveals that the...

The young woman who always dreamed of being a police officer is now fighting for her life after being shot in the head

QCOSTARICA - Kimberly Suárez Narváez always dreamed of being police. Almost three years in to her dream, the 23-year-old remains in hospital in delicate condition after being shot in the head during a call of a domestic violence in Heredia. This was confirmed by the...

Inamu asks intervention of Telegram group sharing intimate photos of women in Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA - The Instituto Nacional de las Mujeres (Inamu) - National Institute of Women - called on the judicial authorities to investigate and intervene a group on the messaging app Telegram, with more than 3,000 participants, in which, apparently, share intimate photos of women...

4 out of 10 Costa Ricans still believe that there are careers for men only

"There are careers that are considered male or only for men." With this affirmation, 4 out of 10 Costa Ricans agree, as reflected in the National Survey of Perception of Human Rights of Women in Costa Rica (Encuesta Nacional de Percepción de Los Derechos...

“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...

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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