Bringing #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 by 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 is encouraging women and girls to stand together and say #MyBodyIsMine. Men and boys can take part in all the activities too, to show their support for #MyBodyIsMine and women’s rights.
Find out more about our activities and how you can get involved!
Surf the wave of change
Get on board our outdoor surf simulator and see if you’ve got what it takes to surf the wave of change!
Say #MyBodyIsMine with tattoos and body paint
Get your own #MyBodyIsMine temporary tattoo, or indulge your creative side with our face and body paints. And it wouldn’t be a festival without lots and lots of glitter.
Comedians and performances
At the end of each day we’ll treat you to some great performances by a selection of the comedians and performers at Latitude who support our work.
Virtual reality experience
Put on a headset for our immersive virtual reality experience. We’ll transport you to an ActionAid women’s safe space in a Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh. At these centres women can breastfeed in private, receive hygiene kits, get emotional support and access medical referrals.
Volunteer with ActionAid at Latitude Festival
Fancy a free ticket to one of this summer’s best festivals? Want to help support our work? Volunteer with ActionAid at Latitude to have an amazing experience and help change the lives of the most vulnerable women and girls in the world.
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!
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, energetic and flexible.
To join our Latitude team, you must be confident in approaching festival-goers to talk about ActionAid’s work and encourage them to support us.
You’ll need to commit to working an allocated role and shifts of four to six hours a day.
By encouraging people to support ActionAid, you’ll help us make 2018 our best Latitude yet.
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