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ICW Latina Newsletter

Patricia Pérez vicepresidenta de la Coalición de Primeras Damas

Putting Women Back into Gender Politics/ Volver a situar a las mujeres en la política de género

What happens to HIV positive women if and when the use of ‘gender’ obscures rather than illuminates lived realities and our collective struggle for human rights?

ICW Latina presenta libros y disco sobre 30 mujeres que viven con VIH

Por Sandra Torres Pastrana,

Help for HIV-positive women

August 20, 2008

Inside a modest one-room office on the outskirts of Windhoek's city centre, Jennifer Gatsi-Mallet displays her signature wide grin and fills the room with her chuckling manner of talking.

Her desk is a clutter of various assignments, projects, notes from friends and organizations, all of which demand her attention in an already jam-packed schedule.

Overview of ICW’s Work to End the Forced and Coerced

The Namibia forced sterilization project was initiated when 3 of the 30 participants of an the International Community of Women Living with HIV/AIDS (ICW) advocacy training project with young HIV positive women, stated that they had been sterilized with out their informed consent. This alarming fact initiated a series of focus groups and interviews that did in fact suggest that HIV positive women were being coerced or forced into sterilization by hospital staff in Namibia.

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