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NamibiaNewsSexual and Reproductive Health Rights

NAMIBIA: NAMIBIAN GOVERNMENT IMPLICATED IN INVOLUNTARY STERILIZATIONS OF HIV-POSITIVE WOMEN

As far back as 2001, women living with HIV/AIDS were being sterilized in Namibian hospitals, without their autonomous consent. Shockingly, these women, whose cases the International Community of Women Living with HIV/AIDS began documenting in 2008, continue to wait for redress.   Now, a group of NGOs are petitioning the Government of…
Staff Writer
18 Nov 2009
Health RightsNamibiaNewsSexual and Reproductive Health Rights

AGENDA 75 – THE COERCED STERILISATION OF HIV-POSITIVE WOMEN IN NAMIBIA

Abstract  Forced and coerced sterilisation is synonymous with a paternalistic desire to control women’s reproductive capacity. It is a practice that has always targeted the most marginalised people in society, including mentally ill or disabled persons, racial minorities, poor women, and people living with specific illnesses. Throughout the early 20th century,…
Staff Writer
26 Jan 2009