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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16 Oct 2009 Staff Writer
NAMIBIA: STERILISATION CASE GOES TO HIGH COURT...

WINDHOEK – Six of the 15 cases involving HIV-positive women who were allegedly sterilised without their consent will be heard by the High Court starting next week. The first three cases are scheduled for hearing from October 20 to 23,…

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12 Oct 2009 Staff Writer
MALAWI: MALAWI POLICE DEMAND HIV TESTS...

It was, Malawian police say, a routine sweep for criminals at one of the country’s busiest border posts. They were looking for criminals. But when the police arrested 14 prostitutes as part of their search, and then allegedly forcefully tested…

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26 Jan 2009 Priti Patel
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,…

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