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dc.contributor.authorDurojaye, Ebenezer
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-10T09:24:44Z
dc.date.available2018-09-10T09:24:44Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.citationDurojaye, E. (2017). Involuntary sterilisation as a form of violence against women in Africa. Journal of Asian and African Studies, 53(5): 721–732.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0021-9096
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0021909617714637
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10566/4032
dc.description.abstractThis article examines the meaning and nature of sterilisation. It equally discusses the historical context of involuntary sterilisation and its likely human rights implications. More importantly, it discusses the decision of the Namibian Supreme Court in Government of Namibia v LM and argues that the court fails to consider involuntary sterilisation as a form of human rights violation, particularly violence against women. The article contends that given the attendant mental, physical and emotional trauma a woman may suffer upon undergoing forced sterilisation, this would amount to an act of violence against women as recognised under international human rights law.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherSAGE Publicationsen_US
dc.rightsThis is the author version of the article published online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0021909617714637
dc.subjectInvoluntary sterilisationen_US
dc.subjectWomenen_US
dc.subjectViolenceen_US
dc.subjectHuman rightsen_US
dc.subjectAfricaen_US
dc.titleInvoluntary sterilisation as a form of violence against women in Africaen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
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dc.status.ispeerreviewedTRUE


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