Media Advisory

MEDIA ADVISORY: MENTION FOR THE UPCOMING FORCED & COERCED STERILIZATION CASES

What: Mention to verify whether parties have complied with the court orders issued on 24 February, 2015 in relation to two landmark cases Nairobi High Court Petition No. 605 of 2014 and Nairobi High Court Petition No. 606 of 2014on forced and coerced sterilization of five women living with HIV.
Who: The cases are about the unlawful and unconstitutional sterilization by way of tubal ligation of five women living with HIV. The women underwent the procedures without their informed consent at various health facilities in Nairobi County. The cases were brought forth by the documented experiences of 40 women living with HIV in a publication by African Gender and Media Initiative Trust (GEM) titled ‘Robbed of Choice’ where the women have narrated their experiences. Enjoined in the cases are various organizations, including:SWK: PAK: GWK: AMM: KELIN: Africa Gender & Media Initiative: Médecins Sans Frontières – France: Pumwani Maternity Hospital: Marie Stopes International: Marura Maternity and Nursing Home: The County Executive Committee Member in charge of Health Services – Nairobi County and The Cabinet Secretary – Ministry of Health, Republic of Kenya.
When: Friday, May 8, 2015 at 0900hrs
Where: High Court of Kenya at Nairobi, Court No. 2 on 3rdFloor, Milimani Law Courts.
PLEASE NOTE: The applicants request that their names and identity should not be disclosed in the media to protect them from further disclosure of their HIV-status.
For more information contact:
Allan Achesa Maleche (Executive Director) KELIN and Advocate for the Petitioners. Tel +254202515790; Cell +254708389870; Email: amaleche@kelinkenya.org
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For background of the case www.gem.or.ke

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