In brief

    Whoever you are, wherever you live, all the decisions you make about your own body should be yours. Yet all over the world, many people are persecuted for making their own choices and many more are prevented from making any choices at all.

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    Amnesty International activists taking part in Gay Pride in Paris, June 2015.
    A female Farahi journalist reviews her training guide during photojournalism training at the Directorate of Women's Affairs building in Farah City, Feb. 10.

    How it works

    In Australia, Amnesty has very active women’s and LGBTI activist networks campaigning on these important gender and sexuality issues, including working in partnership with other groups campaigning for marriage equality.

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    What we're asking

    Our rights to express our sexuality and make decisions over our own bodies are being challenged.We need to stand up and make our voices heard.

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    Amrita, Bundjulung/Ngapuhi woman and professional dancer. © Private

    Take Action Now

    This year will be making a difference in the lives of these individuals:

    Our Wins

    Participants like you let us know how many letters and other messages you sent on each case, and we share the good news that came about thanks to your activism.