God, AIDS, Africa & HOPE

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…sterilized without consent?

Local rights groups in Namibia have uncovered 15 instances of women being sterilized after being diagnosed with HIV, PlusNews reports. Sterilization without informed consent, a severe human rights violation, has been described as “fairly widespread and systemic” in Namibia, and similar examples have been documented in neighboring Zambia and South Africa. Many of the women have declined to go to court because infertility carries a strong stigma in southern Africa.

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HIV, AIDS and HOPE – thoughts of a Catholic priest

Being a Roman - Catholic priest and working in the fields of HIV and AIDS in Africa is often a challenge. Living in Africa has also its challenges. On the other hand I feel very much blessed having all the three. So you will find stories and reflections about my work, about the church, South Africa and Africa and essential information and developments in the field of HIV and AIDS. And in between personal stories and thoughts. You are most welcome to leave a comment or to get in touch with me - blogs - "thinking loud" so to speak is a ways of communication and exchange of ideas.

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