Three years ago, 28-year-old Jones Imbwaga’s dream of motherhood was shattered. She says she was sterilised without informed consent at a Kakamega hospital, owing to her HIV positive status. “The nurses told me women of my status should not give birth,” says Imbwaga, who was 25 years old then.
Over 40 HIV-postive women who were allegedly sterilized against their will go to court to demand justice and possible compensation. The chairperson of the National Gender and Equality Commission Winfred Lichuma who is championing the women’s cause described what happened to the women as “atrocious an infringement of their human rights and contrary to medical […]
Release of report, “Robbed of Choice: Forced and Coerced Sterilization Experiences of Women Living with HIV in Kenya
What: Release of report, “Robbed of Choice: Forced and Coerced Sterilization Experiences of Women Living with HIV in Kenya”
When: Wednesday, 22 August 2012.
Where: Serena Hotel
Forced and Coerced Sterilization Experiences of Women Living with HIV in Kenya This publication documents heart rendering experiences of 40 women living with HIV , who claimed that they were either forced or coerced to accept permanent sterilization procedures (bilateral tubal ligation) in healthcare facilities in Kenya. The study was conducted between October and November […]
GEM Newspaper for the Conference for Southern Sudanese Women on Political Parties to ‘Develop a Women’s Common Agenda for Elections’. The conference was held in Juba, South Sudan between 17th July to 19th July 2009.
The objectives of this project are to: To document cases of forced and coerced sterilization of WLHA. To initiate psycho-social support networks of WLHA victims of forced and coerced sterilization.
From commitment to action: Accelerating the realization of full enjoyment of women’s rights in the new constitutional order in Kenya. The objective of this project is to research and disseminate information on the social, economic and political opportunities for women in the new devolved system of governance.