Abortion Ship Campaigns

Women on Waves sails a ship to countries where abortion is illegal. With the use of a ship, early medical abortions can be provided safely, professionally and legally. Applicability of national penal legislation, and thus also of abortion law, extends only to territorial waters; outside that 12-mile radius (or 2 hours sailing) it is thus Dutch law that applies on board the ship, which means that all our activities are legal.
Millions of women worldwide have used Mifepristone and Misoprostol to terminate pregnancy with impressive safety and efficacy. The medicines have been on the World Health Organization's List of Essential Medicines since 2005.
Women on Waves has already created enormous public interest in its efforts and has completed successful campaigns in Ireland (2001), Poland (2003,) and Portugal (2004), Spain (2008), Morocco (2012), Guatemala (2-2017) and Mexico (4-2017).

Abortion Robots

Like the other Women on Waves campaigns, the abortion robot is using the…

Abortion Pill Protest in Seoul, South Korea 2018

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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…

First flight Abortion Drone, Poland 2015

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

Safe Abortion Hotlines

Women on Waves has supported the launch of safe abortion hotlines in Ecuador

Art Projects

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

In the Netherlands

While the Netherlands is considered by many to be an extremely liberal country…

Internet Campaigns

Our work is often considered controversial and our materials have been censored…