For Immediate Release
Atlanta, Georgia–Women Watch Afrika was neither surprised nor shocked about the recent revelations of forced hysterectomies at the Irwin Detention Center because such horrific injustices have been prevalent at such Detention Facilities. Women Watch Afrika has been working with partners in the fight to shut down all such Centers. These Centers are filled with inhumane conditions, health concerns, food atrocities, and many horrible situations and injustices.
No human being should be forced into such a life altering surgery, nor should they be tricked into it due to a language barrier or intimidation of ICE. For many years we have struggled in the fight for the right of a woman to control her body; these forced hysterectomies go beyond taking control over a woman’s body, it takes away her future. It is unconscionable and vile. It is a human rights violation. ~Preye Cobham, Attorney and Legal Advisor, Women Watch Afrika.
One important take away from this recent revelation that everyone needs to keep at the forefront of their minds is that “STERILIZATION is NOT a part of the SENTENCE!”~Glory Kilanko, Founder and Executive Director, Women Watch Afrika.
Forced hysterectomies are a HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATION. There are and have been too many injustices and horrific conditions in the Irwin Detention Center and at other Detention Centers.
Enough is Enough!
As an expert in this field, Women Watch Afrika provides trainings as a consultant on numerous issues. For more information on training, guidance, consulting services, and/or information on working with immigrant communities contact Glory Kilanko, Founder and Executive Director, Women Watch Afrika, Inc. at 404-759-6419 or firstname.lastname@example.org
About Women Watch Afrika:
Women Watch Afrika is a grassroots, nonprofit, international, national, and local social justice organization focused on the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women and girls, the promotion of social and economic development and health equity of women, and the acculturation of immigrants and refugees arriving to the United States from 23 African nations.
In line with its goal, Women Watch Afrika provides Social Services, Legal Services, Advocacy, Health Education, Legal Education, End Domestic Violence classes, Stop FGM/C workshops, Know Your Rights workshops, Citizenship Preparation, Civic Engagement; and Advocates against unjust, discriminatory laws that affect the community.
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