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Chile Agrees to End Forced Sterilization Practices and Provide Reparations in Case at the IACHR card link

Chile Agrees to End Forced Sterilization Practices and Provide Reparations in Case at the IACHR

The agreement provides justice for Francisca--a woman with HIV forcibly sterilized in a Chilean hospital--after a years-long effort by the Center for Reproductive Rights and Vivo Positivo at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.

HIV/AIDS, Discriminatory Policies, Maternal Health, Coercive Policies,Latin America & Caribbean, Chile, Accountability Bodies, Inter-American Human Rights System,In the Courts,Story

Czech Government Apologizes to Victims of Forced Sterilization

                The Center for Reproductive Rights congratulates the Czech Republic on being the first country in the region to acknowledge that Roma women have been forcibly sterilized. In [...]

Contraception,Europe, Czech Republic, Hungary,In the Courts, Reporting on Rights,News

Inter-American Commission Holds Hearing On Forced Sterilization Of Chilean Woman Living With HIV

Inter-American Commission Holds Hearing On Forced Sterilization Of Chilean Woman Living With HIV (PRESS RELEASE) Reproductive health and human rights advocates gathered in Washington D.C. for a hearing in the case of F.S., a Chilean woman [...]

HIV/AIDS, Discriminatory Policies, Right to Care, Maternal Health, Maternal Mortality,Latin America & Caribbean, Chile,In the Courts, Engaging Policymakers, In Washington D.C., Reporting on Rights,News

Perú Reopens Criminal Investigation Into Mass Forced Sterilizations

Perú Reopens Criminal Investigation Into Mass Forced Sterilizations (PRESS RELEASE) The Peruvian government will reopen its criminal investigation into the forced sterilization of hundreds of thousands of women and men in the 1990s—according to a [...]

Contraception,Latin America & Caribbean, Peru,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World, Reporting on Rights,News

Spotlight on India Sterilization “Camps”

Spotlight on India Sterilization “Camps” A recent Wall Street Journal article takes a look at some of the big-picture issues around the recent tragedy in Bilaspur, India, where 13 women died and dozens of others [...]

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Center for Reproductive Rights Brings Forced Sterilization Case of HIV Positive Woman to Human Rights Commission

Center for Reproductive Rights Brings Forced Sterilization Case of HIV Positive Woman to Human Rights Commission Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to Hear Case on the Forced Sterilization of Chilean Woman Living with HIV (PRESS [...]

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Forced Sterilization in Chile

Forced Sterilization in Chile Francisca, a young Chilean woman, describes the day her only son was born as the worst and the best day of her life. The best—for obvious reasons. The worst—for reasons almost too [...]

Discriminatory Policies, Maternal Health, Coercive Policies,Latin America & Caribbean, Chile,In the Courts, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,News

Human Rights Organizations Condemn Perú for Ending Criminal Investigation into Mass Forced Sterilization

Human Rights Organizations Condemn Perú for Ending Criminal Investigation into Mass Forced Sterilization Center for Reproductive Rights calls out state for failing to comply with its obligations before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (PRESS [...]

Maternal Health, Coercive Policies,Latin America & Caribbean, Peru,In the Courts, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,News

Reproductive rights are human rights.

Help us ensure that every government around the world guarantees them.

Organizations in several countries reject decision of the Colombian Constitutional Court allowing for sterilization of minors with disabilities without their consent

Organizations in several countries reject decision of the Colombian Constitutional Court allowing for sterilization of m (PRESS RELEASE)  On March 11th, the Colombian Constitutional Court validated the practice of surgical sterilization of minors with intellectual [...]

Adolescent SRHR, Maternal Health, Coercive Policies,Latin America & Caribbean, Colombia,In the Courts,News

Perú Ends Criminal Investigation into Mass Forced Sterilizations

Perú Ends Criminal Investigation into Mass Forced Sterilizations Center for Reproductive Rights calls out state for failing to comply with its obligations before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (PRESS RELEASE) Peruvian prosecutors have closed [...]

Maternal Health, Coercive Policies,Latin America & Caribbean, Peru,In the Courts, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,News

European Court of Human Rights Finds Slovakia violated Romani women’s rights in another involuntary sterilization case

European Court of Human Rights Finds Slovakia violated Romani women’s rights (PRESS RELEASE) Today the European Court of Human Rights re-affirmed its recognition of involuntary sterilization of Romani women as a major human rights violation [...]

Maternal Health, Coercive Policies,Europe, Romania, Accountability Bodies, European Human Rights System,In the Courts

Sweden Drops Law Forcing Sterilization of Trans People

In a major reversal, this month the Swedish government announced plans to repeal an archaic law forcing transgender people to undergo sterilization before legally changing their gender. The announcement comes after several years of LGBT [...]

Europe,Reporting on Rights

Report on Coerced Sterilization in Slovakia Leads to Exposure of Issue throughout the Region

In 2002, the Center for Reproductive Rights, together with its partner Poradna, conducted a fact finding mission into the forced and coerced sterilization of Roma women in public hospitals in eastern Slovakia. The report Body [...]

Discriminatory Policies, Maternal Health, Coercive Policies,Europe,In the Courts, Reporting on Rights

Reproductive rights are human rights.

Help us ensure that every government around the world guarantees them.