Commission on the Status of Women 59: Forced and Coerced Sterilization – A Global Violation of Rights
Recorded during CSW59 in New York, 18 Mar 2015.
Forced and Coerced Sterilization: A global violation of the human rights of marginalized women and transgender people. Panel Discussion
at the 59th Commission on the Status of Women, United Nations New York.
Date: March 18th, 2015
The panel explored similarities between diverse experiences of forced and coerced sterilization of women living with HIV, women
with disabilities, indigenous women, poor women and transgender people. The panel dialogue sought to build solidarity among siloed
efforts to end forced and coerced sterilization with the goal of sharing strategies and sparking collaborative efforts to end this
Teresia Njoki Otieno, International Community of Women Living with HIV
Justus Eisfeld, GATE – Global Action for Trans* Equality
Andrea Parra, Action Program for Equality and Social Inclusion (PAIIS),
Camila Gianella, Centre on Law & Social Transformation
Lydia Guterman, past manager of the Campaign to Stop Torture in Healthcare.
This documentary tells the stories of four women in the Asia-pacific region who have overcome incredible life challenges to become
strong advocates for the rights of all women living with HIV and AIDS.
My Womb! My Decision! Reproductive Justice and Activism
My Womb! My Decision! Reproductive Justice and Activism was a collaborative public event at Cooper Union with the
Global Action for Trans* Equality (GATE) in NYC during CSW on Monday, March 16th. In this session a panel of Justus Eisfeld (GATE), Marama Pala (ICW/Global Indigenous Working Group on HIV), Teresia Njoki Otieno (ICW), Karen Stamm, Co-founder of Committee to End Sterilization Abuse (CESA) and moderated by Jessica Whitbread (ICW) engaged in a community dialogue to discuss cross movement experiences with reproductive justice with audience members. This
event was at the same time as a dynamic presentation at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada titled Non-Negotiable. My Body!
My Rights!: A dialogue on resistance and regulation in the daily lives of women living with HIV.
Thank you Sebastian De Gre for all your support to make this happen and documenting it for us!
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