Summary: Between 2004 and 2006, numerous cases of forced sterilization of HIV&AIDS positive women in Namibian
public hospitals were on the rise. Through the Legal Assistance Center (LAC), 15 women filed a court case to
sue the Namibian government for forced sterilization. WSN received support from UAF-Africa to support this
precedent setting legal case. Through this legal intervention, the women sought to bring an end to the
practice, obtain redress for the sterilized women and raise public awareness on the violation to their human rights.
Women’s Solidarity Namibia (WSN)