Utrikespolitiska Föreningen Stockholm

Women on Waves - Taking to the seas to protect womens rights

Pressmeddelande   •   Feb 12, 2013 20:24 CET

Wednesday February 20th at 4pm, Lecture hall B4, Stockholm University


How do you provide safe and legal abortion services to women in countries where abortion is illegal?


Women on Waves, a Dutch organization founded in 1999, have found a solution. By performing these services as well as providing information and contraceptives, onboard a ship, Women on Waves ship sail towards international waters – namely, 12 miles off the coast – where local laws no longer apply. Having been to countries like Spain, Ireland, and Portugal, the ship has created massive public interests.
Rebecca Gomperts, the founder and director, of Women on Waves, will be at the University to talk more about the organization’s activities.

Entrance is free for UF members; non-members pay a 20 SEK entrance fee. We can arrange a membership card at the door. The seminar will be in English.

Welcome!

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Utrikespolitiska Föreningen Stockholm är en ideell, partipolitiskt och religiöst obunden förening som verkar för att sprida intresse och kunskap kring viktiga internationella frågor. Vi lägger fokus på fred och säkerhet, internationell samverkan, utvecklingsfrågor, demokrati med mera. Samtidigt har vi som mål att öka förståelse och samförstånd i samhället.


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