My Body My Rights A somewhat belated response to International Women’s Day 2014

“The Key” You have the right to choose if or when, you have children

I must confess that this year I had almost forgotten International Women’s Day. This post is a somewhat belated response to March 8, 2014.

The Tokyo-based hyper-realist painter Hikaru Cho has created a striking series of body paintings for Amnesty International. Launched recently, ahead of International Woman’s Day, the “My Body My Rights” campaign raises awareness for issues like sexual exploitation and harassment through eerily realistic body paintings.

My Body My Rights Evocative body painting by Hikaru Cho

“The Key” You have the right to choose if or when, you have children

My Body My Rights Evocative body painting by Hikaru Cho

“Cracked Face”  You have the right to live free from rape and sexual violence

Astonishingly, the Tokyo-based artist, who goes by the nickname Choo-san, is just 21 years old. She enrolled in Musashino Art University in 2012 but actively pursued a professional career alongside her studies, creating a popular series of tights, as well as doing commercial work like posters, smartphone apps and character design.

My Body My Rights Evocative body painting by Hikaru Cho

“Books”  You have the right to know and learn about your body, sexual health and relationships

My Body My Rights Evocative body painting by Hikaru Cho

“The Kiss” You have the rights to choose your partner

To keep up to date with her work you can follow her on twitter of Instagram.

Via Spoon-Tamago