Last month the BBC reported from Uzbekistan where reporters were told about a secret policy of forced female sterilisation.
Talking to doctors and women alike, stories emerged of ‘sterilisation quotas’ (up to eight per week), leading to secret sterilisations carried out during caesarean sections without the informed consent of the woman.
Former apartheid bomb victim the Rev Michael Lapsley now heads the Institute for the Healing of Memories, reports Peter Kenny. This facilitates the healing process of individuals and communities in South Africa and internationally. It is a remarkable testimony to the power of change in the midst of pain and violence.