Art and Politics

In the morning the ship returns from Spain and again takes its drifting position outside of Figueira da Foz. The two Dutch parliamentarians visit the Borndiep. Lousewies van der Laan states to the press that she had thought that Portugal would have been able to handle a democratic debate and that she is surprised that instead the government does not the ship to enter.
K. Arib tells the press that the ships activities are legal and that it is a scandal that the Portuguese has send war ships.

In the afternoon there is an artists workshop in the harbor. There are around 50 participants. Several Portuguese writers, painters and musicians speak and perform.
The context of the problems caused by illegal abortion is much broader because the right to choose concerns the most basic human right; to be able to control our own minds and bodies and this is linked very closely with all forms of artistic expression as well. We believe that art can address and break taboos and help create social change.

NL politicians on board

What happened in Portugal...

The ship and its crew leave for Portugal on august 23 on the invitation of the…

Riot in EU

Two days after the ship arrived back in the Netherlands and the treatment…

Opinion polls

As planned the Dutch Women on Waves team flies back home. But since the ship…

Medics for freedom

Specialists, general physicians, nurses and midwives come from all over…

Borndiep heads back home

For the last time the Portuguese shuttle boat visits the Borndiep in…

Rumours of prosecution

The Misoprostol webpage and the medicines Cytotec and Arthrotec are shown all…

Talkshow Teachings: how to induce abortion

On Tuesday morning, Rebecca Gomperts was featured on the Portuguese talkshow…

Live on television

Explaning how to do an abortion on television

Going to court

The fundamental rights to freedom of movement, information, reunion, expression…

More dutchies

The Dutch members of Parliament Lousewies van der Laan from Democrats 66 (D66…

Feed me, Paste me

The Borndiep is out of fuel and running low on drinking water. Once more the…

Small, calm, quiet, hidden

At 1:00AM a Catholic church group gathered before the Figueira da Foz town hall…

Unexpected visitors and action by Dutch Minister

Pressured by the Dutch members of Parliament Bot contacted the Portuguese…

Manifestation in Lisbon

About 250 people protest against the decision of the Portuguese government to…

Real People Speak

Politicians have been making statements left and right, the European Commission…

Politicians denied permission

The Portuguese Parliamentarians, Francisco Louçã from the Portuguese Left Block

What's happening on the internet?

Saturday, 28th of August - JM Portugal is continuing on the path of error and…

Borndiep still in international waters

In an effort to help realize Women on Waves' goals, Juventude Socialista (JS…

F 486 against RU 486

A closer-up picture of the F486 Baptista de Andrade , the war ship that is…

War?!

Two Portuguese war ships monitor the movements of the Borndiep during 24 hours…

Entry ship denied

In the afternoon we have an improvised press conference after we hear that the…

Requesting permission to enter the harbor of Figueira da Foz

In the morning Women on Waves visits the harbormaster of Figueira da Foz and…