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2021年 6月

2021-06-09 Advocacy

2 years on the Lump-sum Payment Act to compensate damage caused by forced eugenic surgery under the former Eugenic Protection Act

(Photo: Ms.Chizuko SASAKI ) (Past) Ms. Chizuko SASAKI (佐々木千津子,1947-2013) with cerebral palsy was a member of CIL Tego-s which is one our the member organization of DPI-Japan. Chizuko was one of 25,000 victims of forced sterilization under the former Eugenic Protection Law (1948-1996) which forced sterilization surgeries on people with hearing, vision, physical, intellectual, psychosocial and other disabilities and other persons who were considered as having disabilities. Chizuko’s uterus had been irradiated with cobalt 60 when she was 20 years old as a condition for entering into an institution. The fight that Chizuko and other women started more than 20 years ago finally got some recognition by the Japan government…

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