Rebecca Gomperts, MD, MPP

Founder and Director: Rebecca Gomperts studied medicine and visual arts in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. After graduating Gomperts became an abortion doctor and sailed with the Greenpeace ship, Rainbow Warrior, as its doctor and as an environmental activist. While sailing in South America she encountered many women who suffered greatly due to lack of access to reproductive heath services and safe, legal abortions. These women and their stories inspired Rebecca Gomperts to start Women on Waves.
Rebecca Gomperts has also written a novel Zeedrift and published articles and essays.

Dr. Rebecca Gomperts
Doctor Rebecca Gomperts. Copyright 2004 Women on Waves. Photo by Willem Velthoven
Dr. Rebecca Gomperts B/W
Doctor Rebecca Gomperts. Copyright 2004 Women on Waves. Photo by Willem Velthoven
Rebecca Gomperts, 2012

Gunilla Kleiverda, MD, PhD

Gunilla Kleiverda (1955) registered as an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist in…

Marlies Schellekens, MD

Dr. Schellekens, 1955, has been a general practitioner in a rural community in…

Medical Licenses of Women on Waves

Women on Waves travels with a specialized abortion doctor, a gynaecologist, and…

People we will miss a lot

There are so many people who helped to make Women on Waves and Women on Web a…

Bestuur en Directeur

The board members of Women on Waves are: Gunilla Kleiverda Steve Chapman Cees…