ActionAid at Latitude Festival 2019 | ActionAid UK

ActionAid at Latitude Festival 2019

This July, we returned to Latitude Festival for the fifth year running. There, we encouraged all festival-goers to come together, speak out and say #MyBodyIsMine.

Our tent was packed with fun and empowering activities, including a surf simulator – where people challenged themselves to ‘ride the wave of change’ – and got to design their own #MyBodyIsMine tote bag.

Over 2000 festival-goers signed our pledge demanding an end to violence against women and girls!

We were also selling our limited-edition #MyBodyIsMine t-shirts, with 100% of the profits going towards our work with women and girls living in poverty.

Take a look at some of our favourite moments from this year in our Facebook gallery.

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We brought #MyBodyIsMine to Latitude 

Whether you're wearing a bikini at a festival, a uniform in a classroom or a trouser suit at work, you have the right to be free from harassment or abuse.

One in three women worldwide will experience physical violence or sexual abuse in their lifetime, most likely at the hands of someone they know. Beneath so much of this violence is a common idea: that women and girls’ bodies are the property of men, for them to exploit and control.

This is wrong, and it needs to stop. At Latitude Festival, ActionAid was encouraging women and girls to come together to say: My Body Is Mine. Everyone was encouraged to take part in all the activities, to show their support for #MyBodyIsMine and women's rights.

Together, we can reclaim our bodies and shine a spotlight on violence against women and girls.

Learn more about the #MyBodyIsMine campaign

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Page updated 12 May 2020