Al Jazeera reported on the apology by Chilean President Gabriel Boric to a woman who was forcibly sterilized after the birth of her son because she had HIV. The Center and its local partner, Vivo Positivo, represented “Francisca” at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. As a result, Chile agreed to end its forced sterilization practices and provide reparations to Francisca.
Enid Muthoni Ndiga, the Center’s chief program officer, commented to Al Jazeera, “For the first time, the state is actively acknowledging its international obligation, and that Francisca’s rights, as with the rights of many other women, have been violated. This type of mechanism sets standards, not just for governments in other countries across the region, but also for other survivors to seek justice.”
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- Al Jazeera: Chilean Activists Celebrate Apology in Forced Sterilization Case, 06.01.2022
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