first_imgFrom the print edition“Femicide” is a term for the murder of women because of their gender. As of June, seven cases of femicide have been reported in Costa Rica. In 2011, 11 cases were reported. Experts say these numbers are likely widely underreported.To better understand the crime, some 40 members of women’s rights organizations and the press attended “Femicide in Numbers,” an event organized by the National Institute for Women (INAMU). “The reality of the issue is that femicide occurs because of problems in the home, the community and the culture,” said Maureen Clarke, president of INAMU.Currently Costa Rican sentencing laws call for up to 35 years in prison for the death of a woman at the hands of a spouse.The Inter-American Convention on the Prevention, Punishment and Eradication of Violence Against Women took place in Belém do Pará, Brazil, in 1994. Ibelís Fuentes, coordinator of an INAMU commission on femicide, said the country’s definition and punishment of femicide is not as far-reaching as called for by the Inter-American Convention. This convention extended the definition of femicide to physical, sexual and psychological violence against women.Franklin Gonzáles, the judicial system’s chief statistician, described the primary triggers of femicide to be jealousy, the ending of a relationship, other relationships or legal complaints.In Costa Rica, the majority of femicides are committed by clients of the sex trade against sex workers, followed by sexual assault and spousal abuse. Most homicides committed against women occur in San José. Facebook Comments No related posts.last_img

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first_imgA Vancouver man with a history of driving violations is accused of fleeing on foot from the scene of a crash in which the other driver may have broadsided his vehicle.Nicholas P. Weaver, 26, who sustained a concussion in the collision, allegedly ran because his driver’s license is suspended.He did so without summoning emergency responders to assist the other driver, Richard F. Pierce, 73, according to a court affidavit.Weaver appeared in Clark County Superior Court on Wednesday on suspicion of hit-and-run injury and third-degree driving with a suspended or revoked driver’s license.Judge David Gregerson held Weaver in the Clark County Jail in lieu of $20,000 and appointed Vancouver attorney Jeff Staples to defend him. He is scheduled to be arraigned on the charges Nov. 5.Court documents indicate that Weaver was convicted in 2009 of hit-and-run injury and driving under the influence. He has six convictions related to driving with a suspended license.According to the affidavit, witnesses of the two-vehicle collision reported that one of the drivers had fled from the scene on foot in the 4000 block of Northeast 78th Street. They said he had headed east. A Clark County sheriff’s deputy located the driver northwest of the crash scene as the driver was hopping over a fence in the Luke Jensen Sports Park.last_img

first_imgUK employees at Tata Steel’s Long Products Europe business have agreed to a temporary reduction in pay to facilitate the sale of the business to Greybull Capital.Members of trade unions Community, GMB and Unite accepted the changes to pay and conditions following a consultative ballot.The 12-month agreement includes a 3% pay cut and changes to the pension scheme.The long products division, which includes Tata’s Scunthorpe steelworks, employs 4,400 staff in the UK and 400 in France.Harish Patel, national officer at Unite, said: “Unite recognises that this will have been a difficult decision to take for many, but by agreeing to make these short-term sacrifices members have secured a future for steelmaking in Scunthorpe and the long product division’s other sites.”Steve McCool, national officer for the steel industry at Community, added: “I want to thank everyone who participated in this important ballot. I fully appreciate this has been an extremely difficult decision, but be in no doubt this result represents another major step forward towards our objective of securing a sustainable future for long products.“Our members have spoken and the trade unions will be guided by this result as we continue to work with Tata and Greybull to secure a long-term future for the business.”Dave Hulse, national officer at GMB, said: “This was an important ballot at the end of difficult negotiations but our members have clearly voted in favour of the proposals, in recognition of the challenges ahead.“Now we want Tata, Greybull and the government to pull together to complete the deal. Government will need to commit to further action on dumping, procurement and other costs but with the right support everyone can turn their focus to making a success of the new business and look to the future of long products steel making.”last_img

first_img Now playing: Watch this: Mar 15 • Men can now breastfeed reading • Uber whistleblower: ‘I wanted to speak up, share my story and get back to work’ Tags Her blog post spurred Uber to launch an investigation into the claims, which led to the resignation of CEO Travis Kalanick, as well as 20 other executives. It also put her on the cover of Time Magazine, along with other women who spoke out in the #MeToo movement. In July, Fowler joined the New York Times’ Op-Ed section as technology editor. 2 Mar 20 • Us review: Jordan Peele’s horror flick holds up a dark mirror to Get Out See All SXSW 2019 Comments Share your voice During her talk, she spoke about the lessons she’s learn, one of them being how diversity and inclusion programs aren’t enough. She said Uber checked all the boxes, offering things like employee resource groups  and training on unconscious bias — a buffet of the kinds of programs and initiatives that would signal a company invested in the issue. However, Fowler said, there were foundational issues and systemic problems undermining all those efforts.  “It was like trying to put a Band-Aid on a gunshot wound,” she said.Nevertheless, Fowler focused on how her life experiences and the wide breadth of other people’s stories and philosophical works she’s read shaped her and equipped her to write the blog post and deal with everything that came next. “Live your story, whatever it is, and make it a good one,” she said. center_img Culture At SXSW 2019, Susan Fowler said a “group of people all over the world decided to take their story back.” Rita Quinn / Getty Images In the two years since Susan Fowler published a blog post chronicling sexual harassment and discrimination at Uber, she’s chosen to say as little as possible about her experience.But Sunday, at SXSW during a session called The Power of a Story, Fowler said she was finally ready to talk. “The world completely changed, and for the most part, it completely changed for the better,” Fowler told the crowd, alluding to the #metoo movement against sexual harassment that swept through industries like media and tech in 2017. “It changed because a group of people all over the world decided to take their story back.” In a roughly hour-long session, Fowler stood at the podium and delivered an optimistic and encouraging view on the power of stories. She described Silicon Valley in 2017 as “Rome at the height of its decadence and decay,” with a whisper network of information about the companies and managers to avoid that wasn’t accessible to junior engineers like she’d been. • SXSW 2019 More from SXSW Bill Nye crashes AOC’s session SXSW 2019 embraces #MeToo Amazon’s apocalypse is a party Good Omens brings the End Times to SXSW 1:13 Mar 19 • AOC, Bill Nye and the apocalypse: The insanity of SXSW 2019 Mar 15 • LG ‘Snow White’ makes ice cream from capsuleslast_img

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