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News Today, saturday 15th of july, there is a naming ceremony connected to Ship to Gazas activities at the guest harbour of Gothenburg, next to the opera house.
Press release This summer, Ship to Gaza has planned two tours by boat and caravan to travel around and visit places around southern Sweden. Both to inform about next year's campaign Armada for Gaza, about the work of the organization and how to contribute and get involved in ending the siege on Gaza.
Event Välkomna på informationsmöte om 2018 års kampanj -ARMADA FOR GAZAShip to Gaza startar sin sommarturne i Halmstad, kom och hör om nästa års aktion och hur du kan bidra och engagera dig för att häva blockaden av Gaza! Tid: Söndag 2 juli kl. 17.00Plats: ABF, Bolmensgatan 11, Halmstad
Press release Note: Correct adress for prior notfikation to Press Conference is or call Staffan Granér att +46703549687 Förstakammarsalen, Parliament house, Stockholm  17/5, Kl. 10-15 Press Conference in Förstakammarsalen  at 15.30
Press release At 1558 (CEST) on 5 October, we lost contact again with the Zaytouna-Oliva and presume that the Israeli Occupation Navy has now begun to attack it and that it has been surrounded in International Waters (latest position: Lat+31.906033 Lon+33.757630).
Press release As you surely know, at this very moment there is a boat en route to Gaza, that little Palestinian enclave. Its mission is to observe, break and eventually end the inhumane, illegal and for all involved parties destructive blockade of Gaza. Women's Boat to Gaza, as we call our action, is an initiative by Ship to Gaza and the Freedom Flotilla Coalition. 
News There are an estimated 4,000 fishermen in Gaza. Only 5-700 of them fish regularly. The reason for that is either that they fear being detained by Israeli occupation forces, whose ships patrol the six-nautical-mile zone from the shores within which Palestinian boats are allowed.
Press release Messina, Italy:  This morning, women representing 13 countries spanning five continents began their journey on Zaytouna-Oliva to the shores of Gaza, which has been under blockade since 2007. On board are a Nobel Peace Laureate, three parliamentarians, a decorated US diplomat, journalists, an Olympic athlete, and a physician.
Press release Messina, Italy – There is adage that says “Hope springs eternal.” This was personified today when the Amal-Hope II entered Messina port to join her sister Zaytouna-Oliva.
Press release During a visit in Sweden, rock legend Patti Smith declares her wholeheartedly support for Women´s Boat to Gaza. In a video published on Youtube Smith says she is supporting the women on board the Zaytouna-Oliva who in solidarity with their sisters in Gaza are determined to break the inhuman blockade.
Press release 13 September, 2016 On Wednesday 14 September, the latest Freedom Flotilla Coalition will set sail from Barcelona to Gaza, aiming to arrive by 1 October. This year the mission Women's Boat to Gaza (WBG), on two boats named 'Amal-Hope and Zaytouna-Oliva, will carry out a humanitarian mission to send a message of hope and solidarity to the people of Gaza.
Press release Onboard Women´s Boat to Gaza, which will depart from Barcelona next week (Sept 14), three Swedish human rights activists will sail during the different legs:
News Malin Björk has been a member of the European Parliament for the Swedish Left Party since 2014. Women's rights and refugee rights are top priorities in her political work. Prior to her political office, Malin Björk worked at the NGO European Women´s Lobby for several years. She is also a strong advocate for LGBTI people´s rights.
News Paulina de los Reyes is professor of economic history at Stockholm University and chair of the Swedish Association for Gender Studies. Her main research areas are postcolonial feminism, critical race theory and working life studies.