'The state failed in its duty to protect these women': Forced sterilisation a violation of rights

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"In this room, we have 31 women who have come forward, as we go out, we found more women." Photo: Facebook/ Her Rights Initiative
"In this room, we have 31 women who have come forward, as we go out, we found more women." Photo: Facebook/ Her Rights Initiative

Sadly, there is a long history, worldwide, of marginalised women who are living with HIV, who are coerced and forced to be sterilised.

The explanation for their sterilisation is that it limits the transmission of HIV from mother to child, even though it is often done against their will.

Recently, the South African National Aids Council partnered with the Human Sciences Research Council to uncover research that shows that at least 498 South Africa women living with HIV were subjected to forced sterilisation.

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