All Press Releases
This is an overview of all the press releases about our campaigns; the launch of new hotlines, ships campaigns, legal battles, and other events.
Abortion ship will arrive in Smir, Morocco, Today!
For immediate release October 3 rd, 2012:
“Abortion ship will arrive in Smir, Morocco on Thursday October 4 th at 13.00 AM"
MALI (Alternative Movement for Individual Freedoms) has invited the Dutch organization Women on Waves to come to Morocco with the abortion ship. The… Read more »
Abortion Ship Will Visit Morocco Next Week.
For immediate release: "Abortion Ship Will Visit Morocco Next Week"
MALI ( Alternative Movement for Individual Freedoms ) has invited the Dutch organization Women on Waves to come to Morocco with the abortion ship. The ship can provide women with legal medical abortions (till 6,5… Read more »
Vatican occupied by abortion rights activists!
The Vatican is decorated with a banner displaying the text “Abortion Pills, A Gift From God” and instructions how to do an abortion yourself with a medicine called misoprostol. Read more »
Basın Bildirisi: Türkiye, emniyetli medikal kürtaj için kullanılan ilaçlara ulaşımı engellemek amacıyla ilaçların eczanelerde satışını yasakladı.
Basın Bildirisi 16-07-2012: Türkiye, emniyetli medikal kürtaj için kullanılan ilaçlara ulaşımı engellemek amacıyla eczanelerde ilaçların satışını yasakladı. Kürtajı yasaklama hazırlığında olan Türkiye'de, kadınların kişisel kullanımı ile emniyetli düşük yapmasını sağlayan Misoprostol'ün… Read more »
Press release: Turkey bans medicines used for safe abortion from pharmacy in move to further restrict access.
Press release 16-07-2012: Turkey bans medicines used for safe abortion from pharmacy in move to further restrict access. While preparing to make abortion illegal, Turkey has just banned Misoprostol from sales in pharmacies, a medicine that women can use themselves to induce a safe abortion  . In… Read more »
Press release 3-2-2012: Fashion Industry violates women's rights
A new initiative by fashion brand Diesel to improve working conditions and to provide free abortion pills to its female factory workers could have been an appropriate gesture by Diesel. Diesel is one of the fashion brands that uses production factories that refuse to pay a living wage to their… Read more »
Safe abortion hotline Venezuela, 2011
Press Release: A hotline that gives women practical information on the safe use of Misoprostol for abortion was launched in Caracas. The hotline “Abortion: Safe Information” was launched in Venezuela on May 18,2011. Women in Venezuela can now call 0426 1169496 and get information about the safe… Read more »
Suhaile - Misoprostol hotline launch in Pakistan!
Press Release from the Misoprostol hotline in Pakistan: Press release June 25 th, 2010: Suhaile - Misoprostol hotline launch in Pakistan! A hotline that gives women practical information about sexual and reproductive health in general and the use of a medicine called misoprostol to prevent heavy… Read more »
Abortion hotline launch in Peru supported by Women on Waves
Press release: 28 TH OF MAY, 2010 A public hotline giving women information about safe abortion using pills Misoprostol, was launched in Lima, Peru yesterday on may 27 th, 2010, http://abortoinfosegura.com/blog/ The hotline was launched by the Colectivo para la Libre Información de las Mujeres… Read more »
Spain legalized abortion!!!
Within 2 years of the Women on waves ships campaign, the Spanish senate approved a new law on sexual and reproductive health, which relaxes restrictions on women’s access to abortion on February 24, 2010 Read more »
"How women can do a safe abortion with pills themselves" hotline launch in Argentina
For women needing help in Argentina: (011) 156 664 7070 For more information or for press contacts, call: 0054 911 57 37 9584 or write to: firstname.lastname@example.org Read more »
Launch safe abortion hotline Argentina
Huisartsen moeten toegang krijgen tot de abortuspil.
Tekst artikel zoals geplaatst in Nederlands Juristenblad 23 2009 Read more »
Attempt to close safe abortion hotline in Chile
Press release Anti-abortion groups in Chile announced they will attempt to close down the safe abortion hotline that was launched yesterday. This would be a severe violation of the constitutional right to freedom of Information. Red Mujeres Chile launched the hotline "Aborto: Información… Read more »
Abortion hotline launch in Chile supported by Women on Waves
Press release: Today, on the International Day of Action for Women´s Health, is the public launch of an hotline that gives women information on how to safely abort using a medication known as misoprostol. Where: Plaza de la Constitución, Santiago, Chile. When: 13:30 hrs., Thursday, 28 May Read more »
European Court rules that Portugal violated Freedom of Expression of Women on Waves.
The European Court of Human Rights ruled today that article 10, that guarantees the freedom of expression, was violated when the Portuguese government send warships to prevent the Women on Waves ship from entering Portugal in 2004. With a ship, Women on Waves sails to countries where abortion is… Read more »
Abortion ship arrives in Valencia.
The Catholic anti-abortion rights groups failed to fulfill their promise to prevent the ship from entering the harbour. At the invitation of more than 30 Spanish organizations, the Women on Waves ship docked in the harbour of Valencia. The major of Valencia, Rita Barberá, denounced the ship?s visit… Read more »
Three women sailed to international waters
This morning three women embarked on the Women on Waves ship to sail to the high, free seas. The ship was accompanied by three other boats filled with press. In international waters, the ship is ruled by Dutch law. Under Dutch law, women with unwanted pregnancies can take the abortion pill free of… Read more »
Open ship day on sunday
Sunday, October 19 th, the Women on Waves ship will be open for public visitation. The Ship is docked in the America's cup harbor of Valencia and will be open to the public from 11.00 till 14.00 o'clock. The harbor authorities have given permission for this event. Today several women with… Read more »
Free abortions for Spanish women on board Women on Waves ship.
At the invitation of more than 30 Spanish organizations, the Women on Waves ship will arrive in the harbor of Valencia on October 16 at 17.00 o?clock. The ship will stay still October 21. Catholic groups are already trying to stop the ship from entering. Press Information From October 15-22:… Read more »