Yet all over the world, many of us are persecuted for making these choices – or prevented from doing so at all. That's why we've launched our global campaign: My Body, My Rights.
My Body My Rights is Amnesty International's global campaign to help ensure that everyone has access to their sexual and reproductive rights and to stop criminalization of sexuality and reproduction by governments. Over 2014-15, we are working for tangible change in people's lives in Nepal, Burkina Faso, El Salvador, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, and Ireland. It's your body, know your rights!
Women and girls and people from groups at risk of discrimination on other grounds, including sexuality and ethnicity, are disproportionately affected by restrictions on their sexual and reproductive rights. For example, young women and adolescent girls from marginalized groups are most affected due to the inequality and discrimination they face, preventing them from accessing the sexual and reproductive health information and services they need.