On November 20, 1989, the United Nations adopted the International Convention on the Rights of the Child, which recognizes the child as a full-fledged human being, bearer of fundamental, compulsory and non-negotiable rights: the right to be cared for, to go to school, to be fed, to be protected from all forms of abuse and exploitation, not to make war, nor to suffer it… The consensus is unprecedented, it is the most widely and rapidly ratified human rights treaty in history!
Cartooning for Peace is a reminder of the tireless struggle for justice and freedom of children’s rights. Its press cartoonists denounce violations of children’s fundamental freedoms in the book entitled ” Les droits de l’enfant, c’est maintenant ! ” published in October 2019, on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the International Convention on the Rights of the Child, published by Gallimard and in partnership with Amnesty International.
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