Who decides over your body?

Now competition will let students play journalists for a week

The right to decide over one’s own body is the theme of a media competition for primary schools, organised by Politiken and Ekstra Bladet in co-operation with Amnesty International.

The ‘My Body My Rights’ competition will take place in 2016 and is aimed at students aged 12-17, who can choose to participate either in week 9, 10 or 11.

Students will have the opportunity to play journalists for a week and produce their own newspaper or news site.

The competition is free and students who choose to make their own newspaper will work with Politiken and Ekstra Bladet’s award-winning newspaper tool.

Enlightened students
Meanwhile, Amnesty International will provide expertise, resources and teaching materials. The winners will be awarded prizes in various categories and age groups.

‘My Body My Rights’ is supposed to make students aware of the sad fact that millions of girls and women around the world are being sexually abused and discriminated against every
day.

“Knowing your rights is absolutely essential in order to be able to fight for them,” said Lisa Blinkenberg, the head of Amnesty’s teaching
team.

“Our materials will help students reflect on these issues and teach them to take an active approach to their own human rights.”