Today, Cartooning for Peace is a recognized content publisher specializing in media education, citizenship and international solidarity. The association develops a pedagogy by the image in order to free the speech and to support the debate on subjects of society.
It publishes educational kits, trains speakers (cartoonists and education professionals) and offers meetings with press cartoonists in the form of workshops and conferences.
In a changing world, with more or less brutal transformations and a burning topicality, how to fight, always with humour, for the respect of cultures and freedoms? How to respond to the specific challenges of each country’s youth while opening them up to the world? How to encourage the civic engagement of young people and sensitive audiences and free their speeches? These are the questions that this programme, funded by the European Union, seeks to answer.
Through media and citizenship education for young and so-called sensitive audiences, the programme explores the possibility of promoting a culture of peace and democracy through press cartoons in nine priority countries – Morocco, Palestine, Israel, Tunisia, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Mexico, Canada and Ethiopia.
With its network of cartoonists, a proven methodology and content in tune with today’s major societal issues, the organization combines its human resources and tools with the experience and expertise of local partners, educational and/or prison professionals. To do this, the association
Through the “Cartooning for Peace and Democracy” project, Cartooning for Peace proposes to its partners to use press cartoons as a new pedagogical tool to reinforce their peace education actions and promote the civic engagement of young people and sensitive audiences. During the course of the programme, exchanges of experience and good practices will help to build a lasting and sustainable network of actors committed to a culture of peace, tolerance and democracy.
With the support of the European Union in Ivory Coast, this two-year project puts press cartoons at the heart of an approach aimed at promoting freedom of expression and strengthening democratic culture while fighting against exclusionary discourse and disinformation in the Ivorian electoral context. The project is aimed at young people in Ivory Coast through education in citizenship, media and information, with a view to the forthcoming elections, but also to make them ambassadors of a democratic culture for the whole of Ivorian society.
The University of Leicester, Shout Out UK and Cartooning for Peace are pleased to partner on the “Covid in Cartoons” educational project, funded by the United Kingdom Research and Innovation, to give young people the tools to share their experiences during the Covid19 pandemic through the medium of press cartoons.