161c1bb70641.jpgWhat’€™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.