The Cure are promoting Amnesty International’s new My Body, My Rights campaign on their eight-date tour of South America this month.
My Body, My Rights is an initiative to highlight the barriers faced by young people worldwide, especially girls and young women, when accessing basic health services and information about their sexual and reproductive rights.
The campaign is gathering support ahead of a major UN meeting on the issue next year, and The Cure tour will have a My Body, My Rights stall at every show.
“We’ve got thousands of young fans who obviously deserve to make their own choices about their bodies and their reproductive health,” singer/songwriter, Robert Smith, said. “If even a handful of people come away from our concerts feeling they’ve got more power over their bodies, their lives, that’s got to be a good thing.
“It’s important that artists use whatever influence they have to highlight human rights causes. We’re really happy to have Amnesty on board for this tour.”