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My Body Is Mine

Why did we launch the My Body Is Mine campaign?

We launched the campaign on International Women’s Day 2018, encouraging everyone to post and share #MyBodyIsMine images on social media. To mark World Menstrual Hygiene Day 2019, we collaborated with five leading female artists to create a collection of limited-edition #MyBodyIsMine t-shirts.

Celebrities including Dame Emma Thompson, Paloma Faith and new 007 agent Lashana Lynch have supported our campaign, demonstrating their support for women and girls worldwide.

This October (2019) we are raising public awareness about our My Body Is Mine campaign and violence against women and girls. We are doing this by sharing the stories of four brave and inspiring women: Sonali, Christie, Gina and Sarmin. All women and girls have the right to control their own bodies. By supporting #MyBodyIsMine, we can stand with survivors and shine a spotlight on violence against women and girls.

How is ActionAid ending violence against women and girls?

One in three women worldwide will experience physical violence or sexual abuse in her lifetime, most likely at the hands of someone she knows. But this needs to change. By supporting ActionAid’s campaign, you can take ownership of your body, side with survivors and shine a spotlight on violence against women and girls.

Across the world, ActionAid supports women to say My Body Is Mine by reducing violence within communities and ensuring women’s voices are heard. Our local staff on the ground ensure that survivors receive the emotional and medical support they need, and are able to access justice.

ActionAid helps women empower themselves worldwide by ending violence, fighting for women’s economic opportunities and promoting their leadership in humanitarian crises.

Help end violence against women and girls


Page updated 25 October 2019