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International Women's Day Selfies

    Monday, March 3, 2014 - 15:43

    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

     

    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.

    By the end of the day on March 8, upload all the photos you collect to the Global Tumblr site. If you have troubles uploading photos to the tumblr site, email them to jhansen@amnesty.ca

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