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Demand for Convention to be used to prevent forced sterilisation

Posted 26/11-09 at 13.59

25th November is International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. The European Disability Forum (EDF), citing the UN Convention, has issued a call for the end of the forced sterilisation of disabled girls and women.They say there is evidence that this is eugenic practice continues to be employed in a number of European countries.

Specifically, they ask that laws be changed to conform to the CRPD, so protecting the dignity and integrity of disabled people Research should also be undertaken to gauge the extent and nature of forced sterilisation. Finally, the EDF calls for an information campaign to alert people of their rights, as well as practical support for disabled women during pregnancy and when they become mothers.

The full statement can be found at:




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