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Sterilization of Indigenous women in Canada without Consent

    Amnesty International is advocating alongside partners including the Native Women's Association of Canada and Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights to end forced and coerced sterilization of Indigenous women in Canada. We are calling on government to do three things: investigate it, stop it, and ensure justice for survivors.

    Get involved

    Sign our online petition to the government of Canada

    Learn more

    Backgrounder on the issue

    Interview with leading expert Alisa Lombard

    Joint civil society statement to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

    Sterilizing women without consent is torture, says UN Committee

    Where to disclose

    If you are an Indigenous woman in Canada and you have been sterilized without providing free, full, and informed consent and want to confidentially disclose what happened to you, you may wish to contact Maurice Law, the Indigenous law firm leading the proposed class action law suit in Saskatchewan representing Indigenous women who were sterilized without consent. See Maurice Law website for details.

    Further reading

    Maurice Law amended statement of claim, proposed class action law suit, Saskatchewan

    External Review: Tubal ligation in the Saskatoon Health Region: The Lived Experience of Aboriginal Women

    UN Committee Against Torture, recommendations to Canada


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