Exhibition: I had an Abortion

I had an abortion. Poddalam sie aborcji. Jien ghamilt abort. Eu fiz um aborto. Ho fatto un aborto. J'ai eu un avortement. Ich hatte eine abtreibung. Yo aborte. Did you have an abortion? ACT !

The projects initiated by Women on Waves cross borders between nations, land and sea, law and art, medicine and fashion and serve to create public awareness in countries where abortion is criminalized.
ACT (Art Communication Tool) is a multi discipline communication project developed by Women on Waves and Willem Velthoven. A mix of print, interactive storytelling, bullet-proof dresses, T-shirts and an on line community will be fabricated. In May 2003 during the First Biennal in Thessaloniki, Greece and July 2003 in the Mediamatic Supermarket, Amsterdam exhibitions, we showed the first prototypes. The idea behind ACT is that by making the reality of abortion visible, change will be catalyzed. As long as women keep silent about their abortions and continue to bear the shame, lawmakers will succeed in keeping abortion illegal, women will continue to be ostracized and society will continue to ignore the problems caused by illegal and unsafe abortion. By placing your picture on the web, by sharing your story or by wearing the "I had an abortion " T-shirt, you can take a stand and show your solidarity with women who have no option. You can give the 53 million women that have an abortion each year a face and a voice.

i had an abortion

Art Projects

Women on Waves is an organization that uses multiple strategies to promote the…

Abortion Robot on Stage in Poland, 2018

December 2018,
On the invitation of director Maja Kleczewska and CHOTKOWSKI…

Abortion Pill Protest in Seoul, South Korea 2018

For immediate release:
26-8-2018: Today 125 women swallowed the abortion pill in…

Abortion Robot in Belfast, Northern Ireland 2018

Operated from Amsterdam, the abortion robot successfully delivered abortion…

Barco de Aborto en Guatemala

En colaboración con organizaciones de derechos de las mujeres en Guatemala, el…

Abortion drone Ireland, 2016

June 21 th, 2016. The Abortion Drone flew from the Republic of Ireland to…

First flight Abortion Drone, Poland 2015

The Abortion Drone was a success, women in Poland receive medical abortions.

Abortion ship Morocco 2012

MALI (alternative movement for individual liberties) invited Women on Waves to…

España, 2008

Women on Waves visitó España del 16 al 21 de octubre de 2008 invitada por 33…

Portugal 2004

El barco de Women on Waves “Borndiep” se quedó en aguas internacionales, a 12…

Abortion ship Poland 2003

On June 16, 2003 Women on Waves set sail for Poland. We were invited by a…

Abortion ship Ireland 2001

On 11 June 2001, Women on Waves set sail from the Netherlands with an almost…

Diesel for Women, 2012

Women on Waves designed a hoax campaign "Diesel for Women" to expose the…

Línea de Aborto Seguro Lanzado en Venezuela, Mayo 2011

El 18 de Mayo, activistas feministas lanzaron una línea de atención telefónica…

Línea de Atención sobre el uso de Misoprostol, en Pakistan, Junio 2010

Lanzaron una nueva línea de atención telefónica que brindará información sobre…

Argentina Línea "Aborto: Más Información, Menos Riesgos" Julio 2009

Mujeres Buscando Ayuda en Argentina: (011) 156 664 7070 Información de…

Ecuador 2008

The Coordinadora Juvenil por la Equidad de Género invitó a Women on Waves a…

WoW at Creative Times in New York!

Women on Waves gave a presentation at Creative Times and participated in the…

Imprimir y pegar

Ayude a las mujeres tener acceso a esta información que salva vidas, para que…

Media Malta 2007

In October 2007, Rebecca Gomperts was invited by Emmy Bezzina of the Alpha…

Stir in Argentina 2004

On December 8, 2004, Rebecca Gomperts visited Argentina on the invitation of…

Teken de Petitie!

Strafvervolging is stopgezet. Petitie hoeft niet meer ondertekend te worden.

Introducing an international symbol

The essence of the-safety-pin campagne is to pull the themes abortion and…

Letter to Google concerning Restricting Advertisements that Promote Abortion Services

The Health Equity and Law Clinic of the University of Toronto wrote the…