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Committing to better futures for young Costa Rican women

In the Bribri worldview of Costa Rica, when a young woman menstruates for the first time, she is considered ready to leave her home to start a new family and assume the role of motherhood. Although this indigenous cultural notion persists, it does not mean that all indigenous women follow this model. In fact, many women who can overcome educational, economic and geographic barriers may leave their communities to create a different life altogether. To promote Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), specifically number 5 — to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls, UNICEF, in partnership with Nosotras: Women … Continue reading Committing to better futures for young Costa Rican women