Women on Waves has received numerous awards for its work to help women everywhere.


  1. 2022 Aletta Jacobs Award, University of Groningen
  2. 2020 Time 100 most influential people
  3. 2015 Global Thinkers- Foreign Policy
  4. Els Borst Oeuvreprijs 2015 by VNVA (Vereniging van Nederlandse Vrouwlijke Artsen)
  5. BBC 100 women”, 2013 and 2014
  6. 2012 Allan Rosenfield Award for Lifetime Contributions to International Family Planning by the Society of Family Planning
  7. Women Deliver 100: the most inspiring people delivering for girls and women.” 2011
  8. Global Women’s Rights Awards, Feminist Majority Foundation 2007, Los Angeles, USA
  9. 1000 Peace-women for the Nobel Price, 2005
  10. Rosie Jimenez Award from the Women's Medical Fund, May 26, 2005
  11. “Margeret Sanger Woman of Valor Award” Planned Parenthood New York City, April 2004
  12. “Clara Wichmann penning” Liga van de rechten van de Mens (Dutch Human Rights Organisation December 2002, Netherlands
  13. “Women making History award”, Planned Parenthood New York, April 2002
  14. “Women of the Year 2001”, MS magazine in New York US

10 years of Women on Waves (2009)!

On September 4th, Women on Waves celebrated the 10 years with a preview of the…