30 Oct 2010 Staff Writer
SOUTHERN AFRICA: MORE STERILIZATIONS OF HIV-POSITIVE WOMEN UNCOVERED...

JOHANNESBURG, 30 August 2010 (PlusNews) – Veronica* did not realize she had been sterilized while giving birth to her daughter until four years later when, after failing to conceive, she and her boyfriend consulted a doctor. "I was like ‘Okay,…

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09 Sep 2010 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: NAMIBIAN WOMEN WITH HIV TELL OF FORCED STERILISATIONS...

"I was in labour at the state hospital when a nurse showed me a paper and said I must sign to allow a Caesarean section," she told a court last week, speaking through an interpreter. "I did not know this…

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09 Sep 2010 Staff Writer
NAMIBIA: STERILISATION SPARKS SOCIAL OUTCRY...

When an HIV-positive woman in labour arrived at a Namibian state hospital in October 2007, she did not know that the health workers responsible for delivering her baby would also be responsible for ensuring that she could never bear babies…

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31 Jul 2010 Staff Writer
NAMIBIAN HIGH COURT BEGINS TRIAL IN COERCED STERILIZATION OF HIV POSITIVE WOMEN ...

The case of three HIV-positive women suing the Namibian government for coerced sterilisation was continued until 1 September 2010. The High Court in Windhoek began hearing the case of three HIV-positive women, who are suing the Namibian government for subjecting…

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07 Jun 2010 Staff Writer
SOUTH AFRICA: HIV-POSITIVE WOMEN STERILISED AGAINST THEIR WILL...

By City Press International law recognises the widespread and forced use of this practice as a crime against humanity anna-maria lombard At least 12 South African women, sterilised against their will because they have HIV, are planning to take the…

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02 Jun 2010 Staff Writer
NAMIBIA: STERILISATION CASE IN COURT...

WINDHOEK – The case in which Government is being taken to court over the alleged forced sterilisation of six women at state medical facilities reopened in the High Court yesterday, and is likely to continue next week. Each of the…

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31 May 2010 Staff Writer
NAMIBIA: ARE NAMIBIAN WOMEN BEING FORCIBLY STERILISED?...

REHOBOTH, Namibia
, May 31 (IPS) – A landmark court case, alleging that HIV-positive women were forcibly sterilised in Namibian state hospitals begins in Windhoek’s High Court on Jun. 1. Human rights groups claim the practice has continued long after the…

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28 May 2010 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: WORLD ATTENTION FALLS ON NAM STERILISATION CASE...

ALL eyes will be on Namibia next week when the case of HIV-positive women, allegedly sterilised in State hospitals without their consent, goes to court. The three women are suing the Ministry of Health and Social Services for one million Namibian…

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14 Apr 2010 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: MY FERTILITY WAS STOLEN FROM ME...

In Namibia, HIV-positive women are being tricked into sterilisation.Is this a country desperate to curb Aids, or just a blatant humanrights violation? Marion Stevens of the Women and HIV/AIDSGauge, Health Systems Trust, came across this recent article,which exposes the reality…

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18 Nov 2009 Staff Writer
NAMIBIA: NAMIBIAN GOVERNMENT IMPLICATED IN INVOLUNTARY STERILIZATIONS OF HIV-POS...

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.  …

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12 Nov 2009 Staff Writer
SALC IN NEWS: NAMIBIA WOMEN FACE FORCED STERILIZATION...

Ten years ago, Susan* was admitted to a public hospital in Namibia for an emergency surgery. She was 20 years old and was unaware that she was pregnant. When she woke up from surgery, she was told by a nurse…

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23 Oct 2009 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: WOMEN UP IN ARMS AGAINST FORCED STERILISATION...

We have the right to choose.” This was the key message women conveyed when they marching against the alleged sterilisation of HIV-positive women in state hospitals this week. Rosa Namises of Women’s Solidarity Namibia, said the alleged sterilisation of women…

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