Prevalence Data on Different Forms of Violence against Women:

Lifetime Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence :35.9

Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence in the last 12 months : 7.8

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

Child Marriage :21.2

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 :60 (1)

Global Gender Gap Index Rank :12 (2)

Costa Rica Search Data

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Protocol of Police Intervention in the Cases of Sexual Harassment in Public Spaces

Costa Rica | 2018

Type of Measure : Police > Protocols and guidelines

Form of Violence : Sexual harassment


National Policy for the Care and Prevention of Violence against Women of All Ages 2017-2032

Costa Rica | 2017 | 2032

Type of Measure : Policies > National action plan specific to violence against women

Form of Violence : 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


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


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


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


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


Specialized Centers for Temporary Shelter and Care for Women Affected by Violence

Costa Rica | 2011

Type of Measure : Social services > Shelter/Safe accommodation

Form of Violence : 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


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(1) 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 2021/2022.


(2) 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 2022.