#MyBodyIsMine: Temporary Tattoos, Permanent Power

This summer at Latitude, ActionAid is proud to be partnering with Festival Republic to build a better world by shining a spotlight on a serious issue – violence against women and girls.

At ActionAid’s #MyBodyIsMine temporary tattoo studio, festival-goers will be invited to choose a free tattoo from an exclusive selection designed by some of Britain’s leading women tattoo artists. Not only that, but visitors to the studio can learn more about the work of ActionAid, purchase limited-edition #MyBodyIsMine merch and make donations to support the global fight against gender-based violence.

ActionAid want to see people of all ages and genders coming together at Latitude to spread the message that women and girls have the right to be free from violence and to control their own bodies.

The tattoos may be temporary, but the impact of people’s support will be permanent.

One in three women worldwide will experience physical violence or sexual abuse in their lifetime, most likely at the hands of 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.

Across the world, ActionAid supports women to say #MyBodyIsMine by reducing violence within communities and ensuring that the voices of women and girls are heard. Staff, volunteers and partners on the ground in over 40 countries are working to change laws and attitudes, ensuring that survivors receive the support they need and can access justice for crimes against them.

In addition to the tattoo studio, ActionAid is delighted to be offering one lucky festival-goer (and their guest) a backstage meet-and-greet with Saturday night headliners Foals. To have a chance of winning, just check out the terms and conditions and fill out the online form here.