Country Costa Rica
Year 2017 - 2032
Type of Measure Policies > National action plan specific to violence against women
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

The National Policy for the Care and Prevention of Violence against Women of All Ages Costa Rica 2017-2032 (Política Nacional para la Atención y la Prevención de la Violencia contra las Mujeres de todas las Edades 2017-2032, PLANOVI), seeks to give continuity to the efforts initiated in the mid-1990s with the elaboration of the first National Plan for the Attention and Prevention of Domestic Violence and Extra-family Sexual Abuse (PLANOVI: 1994), and the second National Plan of Attention and Prevention of Violence against women in relationships between couples and families, such as sexual harassment and rape (PLANOVI Woman: 2010-2015). Among the main lines of action in the field of prevention and attention to violence against women, in the period 2014 - 2019, the plan includes: 1. Update and expansion of national action plans for the elimination of violence against women and girls, 2. Care services for survivors of violence, 3. Measures to improve attention to the causes and consequences of violence against women and girls.

Source of Information

Costa Rica's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019.