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mY bodY mY rights

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A globAl CoNvErsAtioN bEgiNs from a rural village to the internet, the launch of Amnesty’s my body my rights campaign kicked off a global conversation on sexual and reproductive rights.

It started in a village in central Nepal. Amnesty’s Secretary General Salil Shetty and local women’s rights activists met with rural women in Nuwakot district. Together they talked about the discrimination that many women face in Nepal, and the impact this has on their ability to make decisions about their own bodies and lives (see page 22). “With My Body My Rights, we want to help the next generation realize and claim their sexual and reproductive rights,” said Salil Shetty as he launched the campaign. Meanwhile, Amnesty released a series of provocative images, kicking off a global discussion online. The photographs feature body art created exclusively for the launch of Amnesty’s My Body My Rights campaign by Japan-based artist Hikaru Cho (also known as Choo San).

The conversation had started, and as more and more people uploaded their own body art photos as part of that discussion – and for a chance to win one of Hikaru Cho’s artworks – a global community began to emerge, ready to defend sexual and reproductive rights. The campaign continues until 2015, and covers Nepal, Burkina Faso, El Salvador, the Maghreb (Algeria, Morocco-Western Sahara, Tunisia) and Ireland. Look out for more in coming issues of WIRE.

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Photos left to right from top: My Body My Rights launch events in Morocco, Togo, Austria, Canada, Nepal, Japan, Rio, Spain, Mali and Mexico.

To find out more about our campaign and to take action, visit www.amnesty.org/mybodymyrights. Find out who won our body art competition on www.livewire.amnesty.org

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Join our global conversation on sexual and reproductive rights at #MyBodyMyRights

Wire May/June 2014  

WIRE is Amnesty International’s magazine for people who are passionate about human rights.

Wire May/June 2014  

WIRE is Amnesty International’s magazine for people who are passionate about human rights.

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