What is Women on the Waves?

What is Women on the Waves?

Women on the Waves, better known by its English name as “Women on Waves,” is a non-profit organization that advocates for women’s rights. The organization’s mission is to help prevent unwanted pregnancies and unsafe abortions around the world. It was founded in May of the year 1999 by Rebecca Gomperts.

According to the Dutch termination of pregnancy law, the method is only legal in clinics licensed by the Dutch health minister. In 2001, Women on Waves applied for the abortion license during the first three months of pregnancy in a mobile room. It was not until 2008 that it became a reality.