Humour and satire have great potential to bring visibility to and foster critical thinking on gender equality issues. Editorial cartoonists around the world are helping to end gender discrimination with spirited and thoughtful depictions of the inequalities and injustices women face. They do this often at the cost of risking their own lives, as they face increasing opposition for the work they create.
UN Women and Cartooning for Peace have joined forces in a collaboration for International Women’s Day and the 62nd session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW62), offering a selection of cartoons related to women’s empowerment and gender equality created by members of Cartooning for Peace are . They are part of the book “Make place for women!” which spotlights many of the challenges women encounter in their daily lives such as, education, sexuality, work or religion. The book, prefaced by Elisabeth Badinter, elder stateswoman of feminism, is part of the Cartooning for Peace collection launched in 2017 and edited by Gallimard.
Royalties of the book are donated to Cartooning for Peace to support threatened cartoonists.
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