dinsdag 24 maart 2015 - 18:30
Theater aan het Spui Grote Zaal
Introduction prior to the screening. After the screening the granting of the Els Borst Oeuvre Award will take place. Guests are Rebecca Gomperts and Gunilla Kleiverda (founders of Women on Waves).
Rebecca Gomperts, founder and director of Women on Waves, 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 health services and safe, legal abortions. These women and their stories inspired Rebecca Gomperts to start Women on Waves. Rebecca has also written a novel Zeedrift and published articles and essays.