Prevalence Data on Different Forms of Violence against Women:

Lifetime Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence :Official National Statistics Not Available

Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence in the last 12 months : Official National Statistics Not Available

Lifetime Non-Partner Sexual Violence : Official National Statistics Not Available

Child Marriage :21 % (1)

Reports submitted by UN Human Rights Bodies:

Concluding observations of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)

Report of the Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review (UPR)

Gender Equality Indexes:

Gender Inequality Index Rank :63 (2)

Global Gender Gap Index Rank :32 (3)

Costa Rica Search Data

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Emergency Plan to reduce Gender related Murders of Women

Costa Rica | 2013

Type of Measure : Coordinated and or Integrated service delivery > Integrated services delivery, Education > Non-formal education

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence, Femicide/Feminicide, Violence against women and girls


Secretaría Técnica del Sistema Nacional de Atención y Prevención de la Violencia contra las Mujeres y la Violencia Intrafamiliar

Costa Rica | 2013

Type of Measure : Institutional mechanisms

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence, Violence against women and girls


Coalición Nacional contra el Trafico Ilicitico de Migrantes y la Trata de Personas

Costa Rica | 2012

Type of Measure : Institutional mechanisms

Form of Violence : Trafficking


Campaña Educativa: Contra la Trata de personas en conjunto con la Organización Internacional para las Migraciones

Costa Rica | 2012

Type of Measure : Prevention > Awareness-raising /Campaigns

Form of Violence : Trafficking


Ley N° 9095 de 2012 (Contra la Trata de Personas)

Costa Rica | 2012

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls, Trafficking


Investigation on the Access of Women to Criminal Justice System

Costa Rica | 2012

Type of Measure : Research and statistical data > Other research and statistical data

Form of Violence : Femicide/Feminicide, Trafficking, Violence against women and girls


Revisión y Redefinición de su Modelo de Rectoría en violencia contra las mujeres

Costa Rica | 2011 | 2012

Type of Measure : Monitoring and Evaluation > Policies

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Act No. 8925 of 2011 (Internal Registry of Perpetrators administered by the Judiciary)

Costa Rica | 2011

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence


Artículo 40 de la Constitución

Costa Rica | 2011

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Constitutional provision

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Campaña Educativa: “Únete” (Campaña de Naciones Unidas)

Costa Rica | 2011

Type of Measure : Prevention > Awareness-raising /Campaigns

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


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(1) Percentage of women aged 20 to 24 years who were first married or in union before age 18. Source: UNICEF global databases, 2018, based on Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS), Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS) and other nationally representative surveys.


(2) The Gender Inequality Index is a composite measure reflecting inequality between women and men in three different dimensions: reproductive health (maternal mortality ratio and adolescent birth rate), empowerment (share of parliamentary seats held by women and share of population with at least some secondary education), and labour market participation (labour force participation rate). Source: United Nations Development Programme, Human Development Report 2016.


(3) The Global Gender Gap Index benchmarks national gender gaps on economic, political, education and health criteria. Source: World Economic Forum, the Global Gender Gap Report 2016.