From 9 to 30 days fine is the sanction that is proposed for those committing “acoso callejero” (street harassment) in Costa Rica.
Street harassment in San Jose
If the bill if approved, the fine would be applied to offenses committed in in public or social networks.
The text of the proposed bill condemns harassment in public transport, public spaces such as parks, sidewalks, any open public area really, either through words, exhibitions, gestures or manifestations with a sexual connotation or on social networks or electronic media towards a person without their consent.
Although Costa Rica has a protocol since 2015 and was declared of public interest last November by the First Lady, Claudia Dobles, the bill aims to add gender violence as a criminal act under the Penal Code.