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Study debunks myth that women are lousy drivers

QCOSTARICA - Are men better drivers than women? Many seem to think so, but a famous insurance company got behind the wheel and took on the task of confirming whether this is true or total BS. According to Acierto.com, an independent insurance comparator of insurance...

Unemployment in Costa Rica has affected women the most during the pandemic

QCOSTARICA - The latest unemployment figures show that women have been affected the most during the pandemic: more than a quarter of the female population (26.6%) is without work. In the case of men, approximately one in five (19.1%) are out of work. The data is...

Every three days a street sexual harasser is arrested in Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA - "Once a man told me some sh*t and since I didn't pay him any attention, he told me how nice it would be to see on the news that I was raped and killed for being rude, that if I dressed like...

Mexican women are angry about rape, murder and government neglect – and they want the world to know

Wearing green bandannas and dousing police in pink glitter, Mexican women on Aug. 16 staged a furious protest in Mexico City after a 17-year-old girl reported being raped by four police officers earlier in the month. Officials have sent mixed signals about ongoing investigations of...

“Security for women is the challenge of public transport”

Karla González, former Minister of Public Works and Transportation (MOPT) and leader of the Gender Working Group of the World Bank participated yesterday in the webinar "Gender and transport in Latin America", promoted by Women in Motion. The presentation focused on the need to consider...

What Numbers Tell, and Don’t About Solo Travel By Women

Solo travel by women has grown in popularity year after year, but there are no clear data on the scale of violence against female solo travelers. Hostelworld, an online hostel-booking platform, found in a 2018 study that bookings by solo female travelers increased by 45%...

More Women Are Travelling Solo

Recent headlines about the deadly violence inflicted on women traveling alone have raised questions about how the world is greeting the documented rise in female solo travelers and about the role of social media in promoting the idea that far-off lands are easily accessible...

Nicaragua Introduces ‘Map of Violence’ Against Women

According to Nicaragua’s Vice President, the map will aid in the prevention of gender-based violence. Women in Nicaragua unite under the banner #NiUnaMenos (#NotOneLess). | Photo: EFE The government of Nicaragua announced on Wednesday that it would publish a Map of Violence Against Women, which seeks...

In Latin America, is there a link between abortion rights and democracy?

Three-quarters of all abortions in Latin America are performed illegally, putting the woman’s life at risk. Together with Africa and Asia, the region accounts for many of the 17.1 million unsafe abortions performed globally each year, according to a new report in The Lancet,...

Six Women Presidents and Their Fall From the Top

In recent political history, six of the most promising and high-profile female leaders have been victims of a military coup, parliamentary removals or assassination: Maria Estela Martinez de Peron of Argentina, South Korea’s Park Geun-hye, Dilma Rousseff of Brazil, Benazir Bhutto of Pakistan, Elena...

Women Hold The Future of Latin America

In 1990, only 33.61% of Latin American woman were part of the workforce. By 2014, their participation increased to 41.26%, which gravitates around the average levels of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development members at 43.85%, according to the World Bank. At the same time,...

On July 4, The United States Celebrates Independence – But For Who?

Q JOURNAL - TeleSUR spoke to Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, Thandisizwe Chimurenga, Konrad Aderer, Ron Gochez and Ameena Qazi to gather their thoughts on the U.S. holiday. On July 4, the United States – a nation in the midst of doing all it can to preserve its...

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