Latitude team and volunteers at the 2023 festival

ActionAid at Latitude Festival

ActionAid and Latitude Festival have been working together for seven years to inspire festival goers to stand up for the rights of women and girls around the world.

Women and girls have the right to control their own bodies: to choose what they wear, where they go and what they do, without fear of harassment or violence.

By supporting #MyBodyIsMine, we can reclaim our bodies, side with survivors and shine a spotlight on violence against women and girls

Check out some of our favourite moments at Latitude Festival from all the previous years in our Facebook gallery.

Shop #MyBodyIsMine merch

Check out ActionAid’s #MyBodyIsMine range online.

As seen at Latitude 2022, our online shop is still selling temporary tattoos, notebooks, t-shirts, and art prints.

Each design is an artist’s individual creative take on the #MyBodyIsMine message  –  a visual statement affirming that women and girls have the right to control their own bodies.

Money raised through purchasing items will support ActionAid's vital work around the world, including ending violence against women and girls.

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Join our amazing volunteers at Latitude 2022

Fancy a free ticket to one of this summer's best festivals? Want to help build a better world? Volunteer with ActionAid at Latitude to have an amazing experience and help us end violence against women and girls worldwide.  

  • Date: 21-24 July
  • Location: Henham Park, Suffolk
  • Deposit: £100 (Refundable)
  • Age: 18yrs +
  • Roles: Activation volunteers, campaigners

Join our team and you'll see incredible bands, have fun and meet lots of new people by taking our message out to the crowds and bringing it to life!  

Apply to volunteer with ActionAid now

Win a chance to meet Foals!

Fancy having a chat and snapping a selfie with the one and only, Foals?

The UK’s most exciting live band has teamed up with ActionAid UK to offer a backstage meet and greet for one lucky cinch presents Latitude-goer and a guest, before their performance at the festival, as well as some official band and Latitude merch!  

So, if you’re a fan of hit singles including "My Number" and "Mountain At My Gates" and new classics including "2AM" why not enter our exciting prize draw!

To enter the draw you must have purchased a cinch presents Latitude ticket by the competition closing date and if you’re under 18 you’ll need to bring a responsible adult with you.

There will also be three runners-up, who will each win some official Latitude festival merch, as well as a limited edition ActionAid #MyBodyIsMine t-shirt designed by female tattoo artist, Rizza Boo.  

The prize draw is now closed. Thanks and good luck to everyone who entered - winners have been contacted by email.

What will I be doing at Latitude?  

You'll be part of our team having fun for a good cause. We're looking for dedicated volunteers who are hardworking, enthusiastic and energetic.

We’re aiming to get as many people as possible engaged with our work by encouraging them to follow what we do and to support us in the future. To join our Latitude team, you must be 18 or over and confident in approaching festival-goers to talk about ActionAid’s work and encourage them to support us.

You will also be required to pay a £100 deposit. This will be returned to you within 30 days of you completing all your shifts at Latitude.

You'll need to commit to working shifts of six hours a day. Please note that you will have to cover your own travel costs to get to and from the festival.

Breakfast, snacks and water will be provided, but any other meals will be at your own expense. As a non-for-profit organisation we are unable to cover these costs for you.

By encouraging people to support ActionAid, you'll help us make 2024 our best Latitude yet.

Take a look at some of our favourite moments from Latitude 2023 in our Facebook gallery.

#MyBodyIsMine T-shirt

Spread the message of empowerment wherever you go with this #MyBodyIsMine T-shirt.

Designed by tattoo artist Rizza Boo, the tee is available to buy onsite at the festival or online closer to the festival dates.   

#MyBodyIsMine Tattoo Studio

Designed by the UK’s leading women tattoo artists, #MyBodyIsMine temporary tattoos were inspired by ActionAid’s #MyBodyIsMine campaign and message: that all women and girls have the right to control their own bodies.

During the Latitude festival, we applied these tattoos and used this as a way to start important conversations about how women and girls around the world are trailblazing change in their communities by challenging unequal power dynamics, asserting their rights and autonomy, and creating a world free from violence.

Our much-loved mirror walls were also right outside the tent, so festival-goers could share what #MyBodyIsMine meant to them.

We encouraged people to use the power of social media by posting selfies and pictures using the #MyBodyIsMine hashtag, spreading the message beyond the festival.

My Body Is Mine

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. Together, we can stand up to demand that women and girls everywhere have the right to say loudly and clearly: My Body Is Mine.

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

 

Christie advocates for women and girls' rights in Nigeria.

ActionAid UK

ActionAid volunteers at the Latitude Festival in 2023. Matt Supersad/ActionAid

Page updated 10 July 2024