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The Global Commission on HIV and the Law and the Recent Namibia Court Ruling on Forced Sterilization

A judgment by the high court in Namibia in favor of three women who claimed they had been sterilized without their informed consent confirms the principle that in order for consent to be truly “informed,” it must be freely given and clearly understood.

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Women Won’t Wait to the G8

The 2007 G8 Summit will be held next week; real commitments on the issues of violence against women and the feminization of the AIDS epidemic from member nations of the G8 are long overdue.

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