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…

Abortion ship Mexico, April 2017

Women on Waves arrived in Ixtapa on April 19 th on the invitation of more than…

Abortion ship Guatemala, February 2017

In collaboration with women's rights organisations in Guatemala, the abortion…

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…

Abortion ship Spain 2008

Women on Waves visited Spain from October 16 till 21, 2008 at the invitation of…

Abortion ship Portugal 2004

The Women on Waves ship Borndiep stayed in international waters, 12 miles from…

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…

Venezuela Safe Abortion Hotline Launched, May 2011

On May 18th, a safe abortion hotline was launched at the Nuevo Circo in Caracas

Misoprostol hotline Pakistan, June 2010

A new hotline has been launched in Pakistan that gives information about how…

Safe abortion hotline Peru, May 2010

Website http://abortoinfosegura.com/blog/

Safe abortion hotline Argentina July 2009

In Argentina abortion is illegal in most cases. There are about 500,000…

Safe abortion hotline Chile, May 2009

Press inquiries: +0056 984668855

Safe abortion hotline Ecuador, June 2008

The Coordinadora Juvenil por la Equidad de Género (Youth Committee for Gender…

WoW at Creative Times in New York!

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

Safe Abortion Stickers

Help women get access to information how they can safely do an abortion…

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…