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Latest items for FSCB-PRACTICE-1

Sept. 25, 2021, 9:48 p.m.
Countries: Czech Republic
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion or involuntary sterilization. The government agreed at the end of 2018 to reconsider compensating women who were involuntarily sterilized in the 1990s and early 2000s. Although the statute of limitations expired, the government was also considering a law that would frame conditions for such compensation and financial limits. Most sterilized women were Romani" (16).
Sept. 17, 2021, 10 p.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion or involuntary sterilization" (10).
Sept. 13, 2021, 2:24 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"Significant human rights issues included: ...a coercive birth-limitation policy that in some cases included forced sterilization or abortions" (1-2). "There were reports of coerced abortions and sterilizations" (66). "As in prior years, population control policy continued to rely on social pressure... as well as on measures such as mandatory pregnancy examinations and, less frequently, coerced abortions and sterilizations" (67). "According to other international reports, several Uighur women reported they were forced to undergo sterilization while detained in detention centers. A Uighur woman said she and other women were forced to ingest unknown drugs and drink a white liquid that caused them to lose consciousness and in some cases resulted in...more
Sept. 10, 2021, 3:10 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1, ABO-DATA-1

"There were no confirmed reports of coerced abortion or involuntary sterilization"(23).
Sept. 8, 2021, 6:39 p.m.
Countries: Ireland
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion or involuntary sterilization" (10).
Sept. 8, 2021, 4:30 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1, FSCB-LAW-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion or involuntary sterilization" (34).
Aug. 23, 2021, 7:05 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1, FSCB-LAW-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion, involuntary sterilization, or other coercive population control methods" (p 23).
Aug. 20, 2021, 1:37 p.m.
Countries: Cambodia
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1, FSCB-LAW-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion or involuntary sterilization" (22).
Aug. 17, 2021, 2:50 p.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1, FSCB-LAW-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion, involuntary sterilization, or other coercive population control methods" (p 19).
Aug. 6, 2021, 11:54 a.m.
Countries: Chile
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion or involuntary sterilization" (10).
July 27, 2021, 4:39 p.m.
Countries: Madagascar
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1, FSCB-LAW-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion, involuntary sterilization, or other coercive population control methods" (p 21).
July 26, 2021, 12:32 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"Significant human rights issues included reports of indigenous women sterilized without their proper and informed consent. In addition, indigenous women suffered high rates of deadly violence, which government authorities during the year stated amounted to 'genocide'"(1)."In December 2018 the Ministries of Indigenous Services and Health sent a letter to provincial and territorial ministers as well as to members of the medical community expressing concern over reports from indigenous women that they were involuntarily sterilized after giving birth. More than 100 women reported they had been sterilized without their proper and informed consent. At least 60 women joined a class action litigation against the province of Saskatchewan for their coerced sterilization...more
July 23, 2021, 2:27 p.m.
Countries: Macedonia
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion, involuntary sterilization, or other coercive population control methods" (p 27).
July 16, 2021, 11:50 a.m.
Countries: Libya
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1, FSCB-LAW-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion, involuntary sterilization, or other coercive population control methods" (p 25).
July 15, 2021, 4:42 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"A Vancouver lawyer has alleged that social workers in British Columbia have been forcing Indigenous children as young as 9 to have IUDs inserted by doctors. Breen Ouellette, who is Métis and once served as counsel for the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, said on Twitter last week he learned of incidents within the past decade in which Indigenous children in foster care were forced to get IUDs instead of access to safer care. 'In what reality does a social worker believe the appropriate response to a nine year old in foster care who is at risk of statutory rape is not to protect them,...more
July 9, 2021, 1:38 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion, involuntary sterilization, or other coercive population control methods" (p 35).
June 29, 2021, 11:26 a.m.
Countries: D R Congo
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion, involuntary sterilization, or other coercive population control methods" (p 40).
June 25, 2021, 11:51 a.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1, FSCB-LAW-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion, involuntary sterilization, or other coercive population control methods" (p 29).
May 24, 2021, 2:55 p.m.
Countries: Dominican Republic
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion, involuntary sterilization, or other coercive population control methods" (p 19).
April 22, 2021, 6:30 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"'The bill outlaws forced sterilization. In this country, women—particularly those living with HIV—have been forcefully sterilized because of the thinking of certain health care providers who feel this is the best way to stop the transmission of the virus from mother to child, even though we know that women living with HIV, for the longest time, have been able to get pregnant, carry the babies to term, and give birth without transmitting the virus'" (para 13).
Feb. 6, 2021, 1:25 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"The news comes as the Chinese government is accused of carrying out 'demographic genocide' against the Uighur Muslim population by allegedly forcing birth control onto local women" (para. 3). "On the other hand, the Chinese government is taking draconian measures to slash birth rates among Uighurs and other minorities as part of a sweeping campaign to curb its Muslim population, even as it encourages some of the country's Han majority to have more children. While individual women have spoken out before about forced birth control, the practice is far more widespread and systematic than previously known, according to an AP investigation based on government statistics, state documents and interviews with...more
Feb. 4, 2021, 2:06 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee urges the State party: (a) To enact the bill on the rights of persons with disabilities without delay and incorporate a specific section to protect women and girls with intellectual disabilities from forced sterilization and to repeal laws regarding and prohibit disability-based detention of women, including involuntary hospitalization and forced institutionalization" (12).
Jan. 31, 2021, 3:04 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1, FSCB-LAW-1

"A 2013 parliamentary inquiry found that women with disability and people with intersex variations are subjected to involuntary and coerced sterilisation. Women and girls with disability continue to be subjected to forced sterilisation procedures. These medical practices persist on the basis of inadequate medical evidence and without independent oversight" (14-15).
Jan. 30, 2021, 8:45 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"The Population Research Institute, which advocates for a ban on intrusive and inhumane population control programs, accused China of forced sterilization on a large scale" (para 12).
Dec. 24, 2020, 12:22 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"Vasectomies will no longer be available at state-run medical centres, while contraceptives will only be offered to women for medical reasons" (para 4).
Dec. 23, 2020, 3:19 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: MMR-PRACTICE-1, FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"Women repeatedly become pregnant to deliver as many children as possible preferably sons to become worthier. Child birth is even preferred over a woman’s life; ‘Family members insisted for continuation of pregnancy, even at the risk of the pregnant mother’s life. Mother died after delivering a baby boy. Family considered the death as God’s will’" (para 37).
Sept. 27, 2020, 4:17 p.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1, FSCB-LAW-1

"In May, the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with disabilities expressed concern about...forced sterilizations and abortions imposed on women and girls with disabilities" (para 7).
Aug. 26, 2020, 1:24 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

“The couple already have one son. Zhou Junfeng is 10. After Zhou Junfeng was born his mother underwent a state-proscribed procedure to insert a contraceptive coil into her body. She says that this 'forced sterilisation' must have failed, allowing her to fall pregnant for a second time. The couple had the option to tell the authorities about the pregnancy the moment they discovered it, four months after conception. They decided not to come clean because they were concerned that an abortion may be forced on them. Instead, they said they planned to tell the authorities after the birth and then offer to pay the fine. This is common in parts...more
Aug. 13, 2020, 6:16 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3, FSCB-PRACTICE-1, FSCB-LAW-1

"In April, the Japanese parliament enacted legislation to compensate people forcibly sterilized under the Eugenic Protection Act between 1948 and 1996. Under the law, approximately 25,000 people were sterilized. In May, a district court in Sendai ruled that the plaintiff’s constitutional right to pursue happiness, including reproductive rights, had been violated under the now-defunct act. The court, however, rejected compensation sought by the plaintiff, citing the 20-year statute of limitations" (para. 5).
July 19, 2020, 1:45 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"The median age at sterilization is 27 years, a figure that has not changed substantially over the past 15 years" (117).