Press release Created 25/9 2016 at 15:04
 

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.

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Press release Created 23/9 2016 at 15:28
 

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. ”I am with you”, Patti Smith says, holding the symbol of Women´s Boat to Gaza.

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News Created 14/9 2016 at 22:42
 
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Press release Created 13/9 2016 at 21:50
 

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.

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Press release Created 7/9 2016 at 15:19
 

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:

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News Created 4/9 2016 at 21:21
 

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. She is perhaps most well known for a spontaneous action which saved an asylum seeker on an airplane from being deported from Sweden.

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News Created 4/9 2016 at 21:07
 

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. She has written extensively on processes of exclusion, precarization and discrimination in the labour market from a gender, race and class perspective and participate as an expert in several commissions of inquiry.

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News Created 3/9 2016 at 20:38
 

Jeannette Escanilla will be sailing as delegate with Women's Boat to Gaza (WBG) on the last leg from Messina to Gaza city. She is representing the left party of Sweden in the County council of Uppsala where she is vice chairperson of the committee for children and youth. She is also first subsider for the Swedish Parliament. 

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Press release Created 7/8 2016 at 22:52
 

In a ruling issued by the Supreme Court of Israel, under the presidency of Miriam Naor, the state of Israel is ordered to immediately release and return the vessel ”Estelle” to its owners, the Swedish human rights organisation Ship to Gaza. The ship was boarded and seized by IDF in the fall 2012 during an attempt to break the inhumane blockade of the Palestinian enclave of Gaza.

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News Created 30/7 2016 at 00:16
 

Israeli navy forces detained several Palestinian fishermen off the coast of the northern Gaza Strip late Wednesday.

The head of the fishermen union, Nizar Ayyash, told Ma’an that Israeli navy boats confiscated a Palestinian fishing boat while five fishermen were on board.

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