Ecuador, June 2008
The Coordinadora Juvenil por la Equidad de Género (Youth Committee for Gender Equity, ‘CPJ’) invited Women on Waves to come to Ecuador to support them in their stuggle to legalize abortion. Moreover we want to inform women of the possibility to do a safe abortion themselves with medicines, Cytotec, that are available in Ecuador.
For help in Ecuador: (593) 098301317
The information about medical abortion that we provide is based on research done by the World Health Organization. (published in the Lancet. 2007 Jun 9;369(9577):1938-46.)
Click here to read an abstract of the article in the Lancet.
For instructions "How to do a safe abortion" please click here.
June 14 th 2008, Women on Waves arrived in Ecuador. Here is a day by day account of the campaign, the action, the activists, the progress of the hotline, the reactions on the local level to this initiative and the personal impressions of the people involved. Read more »
Illegal abortion in Ecuador
Women can go to jail for 1 to 5 years for an abortion. Those performing an abortion can go to jail for 2 to 5 years. Read more »
Video impression from the action
Safe abortion with pills for Ecuadorean women
The press conference will take place at the Panecillo in Quito at 11.30 with a surprise action during which the abortion helpline will be launched. The hotline (number 593 99004545) will provide women with information explaining how they can do a safe abortion themselves with pills at home. Read more »
Media Ecuador 2008