On 13 May 2019, Costa Rica will be examined during the Universal Periodic Review by the UN Human Rights Council, which reviews all states with the aim of improving the situation in each country as regards respect for and guarantee … Continued
Last Friday night, on International Women’s Day, women wanted to organize to fight the patriarchy together. This year the agreed upon slogan was Más juntas que nunca (More together than ever), meaning collectivity and togetherness would be at the very core … Continued
This documentary portrays the way in which attacks against a twisted concept of “gender ideology” in four countries are being used to gain political power by right-wing conservative politicians supported by conservatives in the Catholic and evangelical churches.
On 29 November 2017, journalism student Paula Umaña published an in-depth feature for the weekly Semanario Universidad as part of Punto y Aparte, a mentoring programme for young journalists. The Tico Times is proud to translate and publish her original … Continued
In Costa Rica, women have had the right to abortion since 1970. Well, more or less. The concept of the “unpunished abortion”, established in Article 121 of the Penal Code, permits the termination of a pregnancy as long the procedure … Continued