Country Costa Rica
Year 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

Brief Description

The Emergency Plan was defined in 2013 with the goal of reducing gender-related murders of women after the number of femicides declined significantly in 2012 – 18 compared to an average of 38.75 annually between 2008 and 2011. The Plan contains immediate actions, an “emergency kit” and medium-term preventive measures. Legal and psychological assistance at the Pacific and Atlantic regional headquarters of INAMU was broadened, a domestic violence legal advisory service was made available in the capitals of four provinces, and work is under way on strengthening the special assistance and shelter centres for women and their children to protect women at risk of being murdered.

Source of Information

A/HRC/WG.6/19/CRI/1, para. 44.