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Hospital Sit-In

Hospital Sit-In

Katutura State Hospital


In 2007, reports emerged that women living with HIV seeking medical care were allegedly subjected to sterilisation without their knowledge or informed consent in state hospitals.


In the months that followed, several cases were investigated and 15 women decided to take a case asking for compensation to the violation of their rights. The women are suing the Namibian Ministry of Health and Social Services.


As the cases got underway this week, events in solidary took place in Windhoek, Namibia and Washington, D.C. This is from a Hospital Sit-in held today at the Katutura State Hospital, one of the places where the alleged forced sterilisation took place.


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Taken on May 30, 2010