Submission to CSW on forced/coerced sterilisation and abortion of HIV+ women in Asia

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The Women of Asia Pacific Plus (WAP+) has made a submisstion (attached) to the Comission on the Status of Women highlighting coerced sterilisations and abortions and other violations of rights during pregnancy and delivery among women living with HIV in six Asian countries: Bangladesh, Combodia, India, Indonesia, Nepal and Viet Nam.
Citing evidence reported in “Positive and Pregnant: How dare you” (link below) the report highlights in particular coerced sterilisations, coerced abortions, and coerced caesarean section deliveries among pregnant women living with HIV, as well as refusal of care during pregnancy and at delivery.
Positive and Pregnant: How dare you – A study on access to reproductive and maternal health care for women living with HIV in Asia
Leena Uppal
Advocacy Officer
Coalition Against Two-Child Norm and Coercive Population Policies
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About coalitiontcn

The Coalition on Two Child Norm and Coercive Population Policies is a group of individuals and organisations interested in addressing the issue of coercive population policies pushed by different states in India, especially the Two Child Norm (TCN). The recent examples of attempts to impose the TCN have come from states like Kerala, Maharashtra, Bihar. Activists including organisations and individuals from various states have expressed interest in a need for a Coalition that will anchor advocacy with the state governments to (a) prevent them from implementing the norm where it is not yet implemented but proposals towards the same have been expressed in public (b) advocate for removal of TCN through and build evidence to highlight its negative implications in states where it is already implemented. The Coalition is hosted at Centre for Health and Social Justice (CHSJ, New Delhi).

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