Petition launched to end forced sterilisation

A coalition of civil society organisations has called on Namibians to join a campaign condemning the sterilisation without informed consent, of women living with HIV.

In a briefing on Thursday morning, the organisations launched a public petition demanding that the government of Namibia, in particular the Ministry of Health and Social Services, immediately stop the sterilisation of women living with HIV, without their full and informed consent,in public health facilities in Namibia.

The press briefing was well attended

The press briefing was well attended

The organisations also launched a campaign, which includes plans to march in support of the women when court proceedings commence, scheduled for 20 October.

The full press release is here: End Forced Sterilisation Press Release 15 Oct

You can download the petition here: End Forced Sterilisation Petition

Twenty one people have already signed the petition: Petition 21 Signatures

Rosa Namises of Women's Solidarity, Namibia at the press briefing

Rosa Namises of Women's Solidarity, Namibia at the press briefing

Amon Ngavetene of the LAC and Veronica Kalambi of ICW

Amon Ngavetene of the LAC and Veronica Kalambi of ICW

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3 Responses

  1. […] A campaign has been launched to end forced sterilisation in Namibia: “A coalition of civil society organisations has called on Namibians to join a campaign condemning the sterilisation of women living with HIV without their informed consent.” Cancel this reply […]

  2. […] Kampeni ya kukomesha Chanjo kwa kulazimishwa nchini Namibia imezinduliwa: “ umoja wa Asasi za kijamii umetoa wito kwa Wanamibia wote kujiunga na kampeni ya kulaani chanjo kwa wanawake waishio na VVU bila ya ridhaa yao. […]

  3. As an HIV positive transsexual it is important to protect individual freedom such as this.

    Kristian Brandreth
    kbrandreth@arialasvegas.com

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