What’s come to light, is a hidden and devastating violation being perpetrated against some women with HIV in Southern Africa. Forced sterilisation. It’s an unspoken, ignored practice ‘ a misplaced effort to stop the virus. It adds up to medicalised violence against women.
In international law, forced sterilisation is recognised as a crime against humanity, if it’s widespread or systematic. Forced sterilisation in Southern Africa was for the first time challenged in landmark court cases this year.
Health-e News tells the story.