May 17 in San Jose, Costa Rica: Equal Rights for Costa Rica

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The organization Cipac (Promotion and investigation center for Human Rights from Central America) from Costa Rica is organising several events within the framework of the planned activities for the week of May 17. These events are part of the actions that are planned on a global level in over 120 countries by organisations for sexual diversity, human rights and allies of the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia )(IDAHOT).

One great progress that have been made ​​recently, is the inclusion of the National Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia in the official school calendar of the Ministry of Public Education, which covers 90% of the national population, this means that schools should organize “various activities in the classroom or in the school to commemorate May 17th.” They are also coordinating with the Supreme Electoral Tribunal to be the official presentation. Public universities and all schools  had been declared discrimination free  based on sexual orientation and gender identity and will participate in a vigil at the Costa Rican Constitutional Court.
In the coming days they will define the agenda including dates and places of events.
CIPAC is a non-governmental organization, with gender vision, humanist – professional and leading organization- whose purpose is to eliminate social inequalities related to sexual orientations and gender identities, through the inclusion of youth, research, audit society, popular education and the promotion of human rights and health.
In the following video you can see the journalist interview about the decree declaring May 17 as National Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia in the school calendar.

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