In the 20th century, the U.S. and Canada carried out a quiet genocide against Indigenous women through coerced sterilization. In 2019, it’s still happening.
A new bill, which currently sits in the Assembly, would identify and compensate the survivors of California's forced sterilization program, which disproportionately targeted Latina women.
Nobody has ever faced charges for a forced sterlization campaign launched by the far-right Peruvian president Alberto Fujimori in the 90s which rights groups say involved more than 270,000 people. Now prosecutors are investigating some of the cases.
Five HIV-positive women are suing Doctors Without Borders and other groups over sterilizations that allegedly occurred without their knowledge or proper consent.
US states sterilized more than 60,000 people in the 20th Century, but only North Carolina has passed legislation to compensate victims.