Domestic violence in Costa Rica on track to surpass 2014
The number of domestic violence victims treated at public hospitals of the Costa Rican Social Security System, or Caja, is on track to pass last year’s total, the Caja reported this week.
Caja staff treated 312 victims of abuse during the first nine months of this year, 60 percent of them women. So far this year, the highest number of abuse cases was reported in September, 50, but officials warned that domestic violence often spikes during the year-end holidays.
Lorna Gámez, who coordinates the Caja’s gender equity program, said families tend to spend more time together at home during the holidays, drink more liquor and spend more money — elements that can contribute to increased family conflicts.
Domestic violence also surges during football games, according to the National Women’s Institute.
You may be interested
Off the eaten path: Cantina XWilliam Ayre - September 21, 2018
You’ll find one of the best chifrijos in the country at the base of a mountain near Salitral in Santa…
Costa Rica eyeing four candidates to lead La SeleAFP and The Tico Times - September 20, 2018
Costa Rica is looking at four potential candidates to fill the position of head coach of the national team amid…
How to vote in the 2018 midterm elections from Costa RicaThe Tico Times - September 20, 2018
The 2018 midterm elections in the United States are right around the corner. Hundreds of state and congressional seats are…