Vessel - Introduction and granting of the Els Borst Oeuvre Award

Voertaal: Engels

When & where?

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.