International Women's Day Selfies
On March 8, Amnesty International supporters around the world will be taking “selfies” (photos of yourself that you take yourself, generally on a cellular phone) with messages about the My Body My Rights campaign and posting them to a social media website. The collage created with everyone’s photos will show the groundswell of support for the protection of sexual and reproductive rights and women’s rights more broadly.
Take your own photo
- Take a photo of yourself with a message supporting the My Body My Rights campaign for sexual and reproductive rights.
- You don’t need to show your face—try taking a photo of your hand, arm, foot, leg… you can either hold up a sign with a message, or, since this is a campaign about our bodies, try writing a message directly on your body.
- Here’s some ideas: “My Body My Rights!” “Human rights for everyBODY!”
Have a photo booth at an International Women’s Day event
- If you have an Amnesty International table at an International Women’s Day event, make a poster saying “Come take your photo to support women’s rights!”
- Take photos for people, or encourage people to take their own photos and immediately upload them to social media. Have markers, a camera, and some sample messages, as well as information about the My Body My Rights campaign available. Ask people to sign our My Body My Rights petition.
- Order My Body My Rights temporary tattoos or underwear from our online store and sell them at the event. Take photos of people sporting their tattoos and holding up their underwear. .
Take your phone and hit the streets
- Visit an art class and ask students to draw body art on each other with our campaign messages. Take photos of the body art and post them to social media.
- Ask local henna or tattoo artists to draw non-permanent body art on themselves or on you with our campaign messages, or to draw images that illustrate what My Body My Rights means to them. Post the photos to social media.