Team

Our dedicated team is committed to assisting women’s access to safe abortion and providing awareness for the importance of women’s global health and autonomy.

Director

Dr. Rebecca Gomperts, MD, MPP, PhD is a medical doctor, the founder and Director of Women on Web. She has been working on abortion rights globally for more than 20 years. Dr. Gomperts was featured in the documentary Vessel and was included in BBC's 100 Most Influential Women's list in 2013 and 2014.

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Manager of Operations

Venny Ala-Siurua, MA has worked over 10 years in international development and non-profit sector coordinating health and social protection programs for women and children in Asia, Eastern-Europe and the Balkans.

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Medical Supervisor

Dr. Marlies Schellekens, MD has been a family doctor, sexologist and abortion provider for more than 30 years. She has trained doctors, nurses and midwives, and members of abortion rights organisations around the world.

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Helpdesk Coordinators

 

Amalia Handayani, MA joined Women on Web in 2015. Graduated her master degree on Development Studies in ISS, The Hague and Women Studies in University of Indonesia. Since then, she is being active as a researcher and advocating women's right on sexual and reproductive health rights in Asia.

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Hazal Atay, MA, PhD candidate, has worked on sexual and reproductive rights for over 8 years. She is also a researcher specialized in gender in the Middle East and North Africa, and has worked in international advocacy, feminist movement building and grant-making.  

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Helpdesk Members 

Women on Web has 25 helpdesk members, who are trained in abortion care and who work online to accompany women and people with unwanted pregnancies during their abortion experiences and answer any questions that may arise within 24 hours. Based in different countries across the world, our helpdesk members work in 16 languages, including Arabic, English, French,German, Japanese, Korean, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Thai, and Turkish.

 

Medical Team

Women on Web has a medical team composed of doctors, who are based in many countries and work to support women and pregnant people with unintended pregnancies during their abortion experiences. Our medical team advises to our helpdesks on medical issues. 

 

Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors is a dedicated team of experts who is responsible of the governance of Women on Web. Each Board Director has been selected to reflect the needs and interests of the organization and the services that we provide for women and pregnant people. The board comprises of 5 members with background in law, medicine, abortions, research and finances.