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.

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  • Abortion ship sailed outside Mexican territorial waters for second time.

    For immediate release April 22, 2017: Women on Waves sailed out again with several women to international waters today from Zihuatanejo, Mexico. There was no interference from the authorities. The ship did not need any special permission for coastal sailing.
    The last 2 days, more than 70 women… Lees meer »

  • Abortion ship in Mexico

    In collaboration with national and local Mexican organisations, the Women on Waves ship arrived in Mexico. Women with unwanted pregnancies in need of help can call 7559800548

    On Friday April 24th at 10am there will be a press conference at the hotel Sunscape Dorado Pacifico Ixtapa Lees meer »

  • Support for Irish Abortion Bus

    For immediate release March 5, 2017:
    From 6-8 March, ROSA, an Irish abortion rights group, will drive a bus around Ireland, campaigning for an immediate repealing of the 8th amendment. The 8 th amendment in the Irish constitution declares that the life of a fetus has equal value as a woman’s… Lees meer »

  • Abortion Ship to provide free services in Guatemala

    In collaboration with Guatemalan organisations, the Women on Waves ship will visit the harbor of Puerto San Jose, at Marina Pez Vela. The ship can provide women with free legal medical abortions till 10 weeks of pregnancy after sailing to international waters, 12 miles outside Guatemala. Women with… Lees meer »

  • Guatemalan army declare they will denounce the abortion ship without legal grounds

    The abortion ship has all required permits to enter, stay and leave Guatemala and has arrived safely yesterday at harbour Marina Pez Vela. Access to the boat has been shut down during the press conference. As the activists started the press conference, they were expelled from the venue by the… Lees meer »

  • Positive experiences by Irish women using online abortion service Women on Web reported in new scientific publication

    For immediate release 17-10-2016:
    Women who accessed at-home early medical abortion using the online abortion service Women on Web in Ireland and Northern Ireland reported positive outcomes for health, wellbeing, and autonomy, according to new research. Lees meer »

  • Minister Schippers beperkt het recht op abortus

    Minister Schippers heeft vandaag aangekondigd dat ze voor de kerst een wetswijziging aan de Kamer zal sturen waarin de overtijdbehandeling (vermoedelijke zwangerschap tot 16 dagen na uitblijven van de menstruatie) onder het Wetboek van Strafrecht zal worden gebracht.
    Op deze manier kan een… Lees meer »

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  • Abortion drone Ireland, 2016

    June 21 th, 2016. The Abortion Drone flew from the Republic of Ireland to Northern Ireland at Narrow Waters Castle. After the drone landed safely two women took the pills. At the same time Women on Waves employed a RC speedboat to send over more pills for the women. Making abortion illegal will… Lees meer »

  • Abortion Drone; flight to Northern Ireland

    For immediate release:

    On Tuesday 21 June, 2016 at 10.00 am the abortion drone will fly abortion pills from Ireland to Northern Ireland at Narrow Water Castle near Newry. Several women will be present at the both sides of the border to reflect on the constant traveling of women between… Lees meer »

  • Staat gedagvaard voor belemmeren verstrekking abortus pil

    Op 2 Juni 2016, dagvaarden Women on Waves (WoW) en het Proefprocessenfonds Clara Wichmann de Nederlandse Staat voor het onrechtmatig belemmeren van het afleveren van medicijnen voor de overtijdbehandeling door apotheken op voorschrift van huisartsen en andere bevoegde hulpverleners.

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  • Abortos médicos gratis para las mujeres embarazadas con Zika, ofrecido por Women on Web

    For immediate release: 30-1-2016

    La epidemia de Zika, que es transmitida por mosquitos y que puede causar malformaciones congénitas en las mujeres embarazadas, se está expadiendo rápidamente en Sudamérica donde el aborto está legalmente restringido. Aunque todavía no se ha establecido una… Lees meer »

  • Free medical abortions for pregnant women with Zika offered by Women on Web.

    For immediate release 1-2-2016:

    The Zika epidemic, which is transmitted by mosquitoes and may cause birth defects in pregnant women is spreading rapidly in South America where abortion is legally restricted. According to the WHO a causal relationship between Zika virus infection and birth… Lees meer »

  • Abortion Drone flight success

    27-6-2015: The Abortion Drone left at 11.00 in front of the Konzerthalle Carl Phillip Emanuel Bach in Frankfurt an der Oder and landed at the opposite side of the river in Slubice, Poland. There were no anti-abortion protesters. After the drones left, the German Police tried to intervene but the… Lees meer »

  • Abortion Drone; first flight to Poland

    On Saturday June 27 th, 2015 the Abortion drone flies for the first time packages of abortion pills from Frankfurt an der Oder in Germany to Słubice in Poland.

    The campaign is a collaboration between Women on Waves; Cocia Basia, a Berlin based abortion support group for Polish women Lees meer »

  • iTunes release of Vessel, documentary about Women on Waves in Latin America.

    The footage of Vessel includes an animation that shows how women can do a safe abortion themselves with misoprostol alone. iTunes will release Vessel on February 9 th, 2015 in the following countries:
    Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Denmark Lees meer »

  • Twitter censorship online abortion service Women on Web!

    Update 14.45: Twitter blocks tweets again!!   Update: 13.00: Twitter just allowed the links and tweet again.   For immediate release: 8.00 January 23 th, 2015 Twitter has disabled the possibility to link to the Women on Web website or to  tweet a link to the website. Women on Web was founded by… Lees meer »

  • BBC newsnight-Interview with Rebecca Gomperts-2014

    On November 6th 2014, BBC Newsnight interviewed Rebecca Gomperts, the founder of Women on Waves, on account of the release of the award winning documentary 'Vessel'. The film chronicles the last 15 years of Gomperts' struggle to bring abortion to women where it is illegal. Lees meer »

  • See VESSEL, film about Women on Waves.

    VESSEL, a timely, provocative, and mobilizing film about the work of Women on Waves, has launched an international tour of screenings, intended to provide a forum for further debate, discussion and education about the global challenges facing abortion healthcare. Any group can host a screening! Lees meer »

  • Nederlands Consulaat-Generaal in Istanbul medeplichtig aan censuur Turks regiem.

    Pers bericht 19 December 2012:
    Nederlands Consulaat-generaal in Istanbul, Turkije censureerde tekst over schending vrijheid meningsuiting in Turkije, geschreven voor een kunstenaarspublicatie door de directeur van Women on Waves, Rebecca Gomperts.

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