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Women on Waves

Amsterdam, 15 december 2002 - Press Release
Destination for next Women on Expedition.

This week, on the occasion of the awarding of the Clara Wichmann award for human rights, Women on Waves has announced that it will sail again in 2003.

This announcement has lead to speculation in the press about the destination of our next maritime pro choice expedition.

We can, at this moment, NOT yet definitively announce a new expedition.

The journeys are always prepared in close collaboration with local NGO's and will be announced by them, when we are absolutely sure about timing and feasibility of a specific trip.

At this moment we are planning more than one trip.

We are in various stages op preparation with groups in more than 10 countries in Europe, Africa and South America.

Examples of countries that have very restrictive abortion legislation and high numbers of casualties due to forbidden, improvised abortion are:

Europe: Ireland - Malta - Poland - Portugal
Africa: Keynia - Morocco - Nigeria - Tanzania
South America: Brazil - Chile - Colombia - Mexico - Peru

Next to the preparation of future expeditions we are conducting workshops on sexual and reproductive heath and rights in several of these countries.

For more information about our activities, please contact mailto:info@womenonwaves.org or refer to our website http://www.womenonwaves.org