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Lean On Me – GEM advocate for an end to Forced and Coerced Sterilization of Women Living With HIV

Lean on Me in partnership with African Gender and Media Initiative launched a campaign to end forced and coerced sterilization of women living with HIV to mark this years’ world AIDS day at Kisumu Sports Ground. This vice was evidenced by a report by African Gender and Media Initiative after a study and a launch of […]

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Probe into HIV women’s sterilisation claim starts

The office of the Director of Public Prosecutions has started investigations into cases of women living with HIV and Aids who claim they were sterilised without their knowledge.

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Forced sterilisations stoke Kenyan anger

HIV-positive women plan to sue doctors who allegedly performed the procedure without consent.

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HIV-positive Kenyan women plan to sue over sterilisation

NAIROBI (TrustLaw) – Ruth Achieng, one of 40 HIV-positive women planning to sue the Kenyan government for forced or coerced sterilisation, knew nothing about her operation until it was too late. Achieng’s neighbours carried her to Nairobi’s Kenyatta National Hospital after she started bleeding profusely. She was having a miscarriage.

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HIV-positive women ‘routinely sterilised without consent’ in Kenya

Kenya has launched an investigation after researchers claimed HIV-positive women were being routinely sterilised without their consent in government hospitals. A study by the African Gender and Media Initiative, based on interviews with 40 women, suggested the practice was widespread and ongoing.

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Forced sterilisation: Doctors face probe

Doctors in government and public hospitals are being investigated after a study claimed that they are sterilising women with HIV without their knowledge. Others are forcing them to undergo tubal ligation in exchange for antiretroviral treatment, according to the survey.

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Abused health rights of women in Kenya

In a case similar to what happened in Namibia where three women were violated in terms of their health rights wherein they were forced into sterilization, more than 35 women in Kenya are considering taking legal action against hospitals, their husbands as well as the government after they were forcefully sterilised.

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Shock over forced sterilisation of HIV positive women

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.

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Women seek justice over sterilisation

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 […]

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Forced Sterilization

Forced Sterilization

News Clip from K24 : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScmW1LidDMk  

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