Women on Waves is a Dutch non-profit organization concerned with women's human rights. Its mission is to prevent unwanted pregnancy and unsafe abortions throughout the world.

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  • Diesel for Women

    Women on Waves designed a hoax campaign "Diesel for Women" to expose the violations of women’s rights that take place in the garment industry. The hoax is a parody on the PR campaigns and the reluctance to address human rights by the fashion industry in general and Diesel in particular. Lees meer »

  • Facebook apologized after censoring abortion rights information.

    In January 2012, Facebook removed the profile picture form Dr. R. Gomperts, director of Women on Waves. The profile picture contains information about how women can do abortions themselves safely with Misoprostol.
    By removing the profile picture, Facebook has severely violated Article 19 of the… Lees meer »

  • Safe Abortion Hotline Indonesia 2011

    More than 130 people participate in flashmob in Jogjakarta to launch safe abortion hotline.
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  • Venezuela Safe Abortion Hotline Launched, May 2011

    On May 18th, a safe abortion hotline was launched at the Nuevo Circo in Caracas, with acrobatics performances and a banner-hang off the building by feminist activists in Venezuela. The hotline offers scientific and reliable information about how women can safely use misoprostol to have an abortion… Lees meer »

  • Misoprostol hotline Pakistan, June 2010

    A new hotline has been launched in Pakistan that gives information about how women can use the medication misoprostol to have a safe abortion, or to prevent dangerous hemorrhaging after giving birth. Every year 30.000 women die from pregnancy related causes in Pakistan. The use of misoprostol by… Lees meer »

  • Resources

    Here you will find many valuable resources. If you click on a country in the country map, you will get information about the brand of misoprostol that is sold, current abortion laws, and other information. Furthermore you can download our original training manual. This training manual covers… Lees meer »

  • Safe abortion hotline Peru, May 2010

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  • Break The Silence

    You can help support abortion rights and help break the taboo around abortion. Please go to Women on Web to show your face and share your story. Or donate money to help other women around the world to get safe abortion. If you live in a country where there is no access to safe abortion… Lees meer »

  • Safe birth with Misoprostol

    Heavy bleeding after giving birth (Postpartum hemorrhage, PPH) is one of the main causes of women’s death after giving birth (25%). 14 million women experience bleeding after birth annually. In other words: 1 in 10 women will have PPH after giving birth and of 1 of each 100 women who have PPH will… Lees meer »

  • Aan het College van Procureurs-Generaal en Minister van Justitie Hirsch Ballin

    DD 5 DECEMBER 2009. HET OPENBAAR MINISTERIE HEEFT BESLOTEN MEVROUW IB NIET TE VERVOLGEN VANWEGE HAAR PERSOONLIJKE OMSTANDIGHEDEN. HET OPENBAAR MINISTERIE BLIJFT ER WEL BIJ DAT ZE SCHULDIG IS EN MET DIT STANDPUNT BLIJFT HET MOGELIJK IN DE TOEKOMST WEER VROUWEN TE VERVOLGEN VOOR EEN LATE ABORTUS. Lees meer »