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Cartooning for Human Rights

Cartooning for Human Rights, étude n° 11.indd

Exhibition and debates

Strasbourg (France)
15/12/15 to 16/12/15

Our time is the scene of immense challenges. Today’s crises demonstrate more than ever the interconnections and the need to build sustainable development everywhere. However, how to build sustainable development without peace and without just and inclusive societies free from fear and violence?

As stated in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights ” […] recognition of inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world”. Human rights are indeed instrumental in attaining sustainable development.

This is why, the European Commission dedicated the month of December 2015 to the themes of “Development and Human Rights” within the European Year of Development (EYD).

The NGO Cartooning for Peace, invested since ten years in the promotion of human rights, decided to join the European Commission, DG International Cooperation and Development – Unit B.1 Human Rights, Gender, Democratic Governance to organise a series of events between the 15th and the 16th December 2015 at the European Parliament in Strasbourg (France).

Talented professional cartoonists, members of the NGO Cartooning for Peace, therefore used accessible and powerful cartoons to raise citizens’ awareness, consciousness and foster in-depth discussions.

On program: “Cartooning for Human Rights” exhibition, debates and conferences about Freedom of Speech, “Caricaturists – Footsoldiers of Democracy” screening and drawing live in support to Raif Badawi during the Sakharov Prize Ceremony on December 16.

The Cartooning for Human Rights exhibition was initially displayed inside the European Parliament in December 2015 and is presented to a largest audience at the University of Strasbourg until January, 30 2016.

Special thanks to the 28 European cartoonists for their implication and talents: Gerhard Haderer (Austria), Gatis Sluka (Latvia), Nicolas Vadot (Belgium), Vladimiras Beresniovas (Lithuania), Ivailo Tsvetkov (Bulgaria), Florin Balaban (Luxembourg) Damir Novak (Croatia), Steve Bonello (Malta), Mustafa Tozaki (Cyprus), Hillar Mets (Estonia), Joep Bertrams (The Netherlands), Bretislav Kovarik (Czech Republic), Jerzy Gluszek (Poland), Kamilla Wichmann (Denmark), Cristina Sampaio (Portugal), Adam Korpak (Finland), Florian Doru Crihana (Romania), Plantu (France), Karol Cizmazia (Slovakia), Miriam Wurster (Germany), Marko Kocevar (Slovenia), Michael Kountouris (Greece), Nani (Spain), Gábor Pápai (Hungary), Riber (Sweden), Gatto (Italy), Steve Bell (UK) and Richard Chapman (Ireland)

Gallery of cartoons drawn in support to Raif Badawi

Have a look at the exhibition catalogue online

Download the Press Kit (in French)

Download the Press Release (in French)

Partenaires

  • Commission européenne
  • Ville de Strasbourg
  • Club de la Presse de Strasbourg
  • Librairies Kléber
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  • 28 cartoonists at the European Parliament, December 15
    Cartooning for Human Rights - 28 cartoonists at the European Parliament, December 15
  • Sakharov Prize to Raif Badawi Ceremony, December 16
    Cartooning for Human Rights - Sakharov Prize to Raif Badawi Ceremony, December 16
  • Cartoonist Crihana (Roumania) – European Parliament
    Cartooning for Human Rights - Cartoonist Crihana (Roumania) – European Parliament
  • Cartoonist Nani (Spain) – European Parliament
    Cartooning for Human Rights - Cartoonist Nani (Spain) – European Parliament
  • Plantu – Sakharov Prize awarded to Raif Badawi – December 16
    Cartooning for Human Rights - Plantu – Sakharov Prize awarded to Raif Badawi – December 16
  • Drawing live during the Sakharov Prize Ceremony
    Cartooning for Human Rights - Drawing live during the Sakharov Prize Ceremony
  • Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament, by Plantu
    Cartooning for Human Rights - Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament, by Plantu
  • Martin Schulz (President of the European Parliament), Ensaf Haidar (Raif Badawi’s wife) and European cartoonists
    Cartooning for Human Rights - Martin Schulz (President of the European Parliament), Ensaf Haidar (Raif Badawi’s wife) and European cartoonists
  • Cartooning for Human Rights exhibition
    Cartooning for Human Rights - Cartooning for Human Rights exhibition
  • Cartooning for Human Rights exhibition
    Cartooning for Human Rights - Cartooning for Human Rights exhibition
  • Cartooning for Human Rights exhibition at the European Parliament
    Cartooning for Human Rights - Cartooning for Human Rights exhibition at the European Parliament
  • Cartoonists Nani (Spain) and Gatis Sluka (Latvia)
    Cartooning for Human Rights - Cartoonists Nani (Spain) and Gatis Sluka (Latvia)
  • Debate: “Freedom of expression…Cartoonists express themselves”, on December 15
    Cartooning for Human Rights - Debate: “Freedom of expression…Cartoonists express themselves”, on December 15
  • Debate: “Freedom of expression…Cartoonists express themselves”, on December 15
    Cartooning for Human Rights - Debate: “Freedom of expression…Cartoonists express themselves”, on December 15
  • Debate “Europe and human rights protection: desire or realities?” – University of Strasbourg, December 16
    Cartooning for Human Rights - Debate “Europe and human rights protection: desire or realities?” – University of Strasbourg, December 16
  • Hansaf Haidar speech at University of Strasbourg, on December 16
    Cartooning for Human Rights - Hansaf Haidar speech at University of Strasbourg, on December 16
  • Debate “Europe and human rights protection: desire or realities?” – University of Strasbourg, December 16
    Cartooning for Human Rights - Debate “Europe and human rights protection: desire or realities?” – University of Strasbourg, December 16
  • The 28 cartoonists in Front of Tomi Ungerer Museum, December 16
    Cartooning for Human Rights - The 28 cartoonists in Front of Tomi Ungerer Museum, December 16
  • Press conference at Tomi Ungerer Museum – December 16
    Cartooning for Human Rights - Press conference at Tomi Ungerer Museum – December 16
  • Press conference at Tomi Ungerer Museum – December 16
    Cartooning for Human Rights - Press conference at Tomi Ungerer Museum – December 16
  • Press conference at Tomi Ungerer Museum – December 16
    Cartooning for Human Rights - Press conference at Tomi Ungerer Museum – December 16
  • Florin Balaban interview – Press conference at Tomi Ungerer Museum – December 16
    Cartooning for Human Rights - Florin Balaban interview – Press conference at Tomi Ungerer Museum – December 16
  • Strasbourg’s city hall, December 16
    Cartooning for Human Rights - Strasbourg’s city hall, December 16
  • Kamilla (Denmark) drawing on City of Strasbourg’s guest book
    Cartooning for Human Rights - Kamilla (Denmark) drawing on City of Strasbourg’s guest book
  • City of Strasbourg’s Guest Book
    Cartooning for Human Rights - City of Strasbourg’s Guest Book
  • 28 cartoonists at the European Parliament, December 15
  • Sakharov Prize to Raif Badawi Ceremony, December 16
  • Cartoonist Crihana (Roumania) – European Parliament
  • Cartoonist Nani (Spain) – European Parliament
  • Plantu – Sakharov Prize awarded to Raif Badawi – December 16
  • Drawing live during the Sakharov Prize Ceremony
  • Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament, by Plantu
  • Martin Schulz (President of the European Parliament), Ensaf Haidar (Raif Badawi’s wife) and European cartoonists
  • Cartooning for Human Rights exhibition
  • Cartooning for Human Rights exhibition
  • Cartooning for Human Rights exhibition at the European Parliament
  • Cartoonists Nani (Spain) and Gatis Sluka (Latvia)
  • Debate: “Freedom of expression…Cartoonists express themselves”, on December 15
  • Debate: “Freedom of expression…Cartoonists express themselves”, on December 15
  • Debate “Europe and human rights protection: desire or realities?” – University of Strasbourg, December 16
  • Hansaf Haidar speech at University of Strasbourg, on December 16
  • Debate “Europe and human rights protection: desire or realities?” – University of Strasbourg, December 16
  • The 28 cartoonists in Front of Tomi Ungerer Museum, December 16
  • Press conference at Tomi Ungerer Museum – December 16
  • Press conference at Tomi Ungerer Museum – December 16
  • Press conference at Tomi Ungerer Museum – December 16
  • Florin Balaban interview – Press conference at Tomi Ungerer Museum – December 16
  • Strasbourg’s city hall, December 16
  • Kamilla (Denmark) drawing on City of Strasbourg’s guest book
  • City of Strasbourg’s Guest Book