Human Rights Day
December 13, 2018
December 10 was Human Rights Day, a day we celebrated with cartoon exhibitions in The Hague and São Paulo. This year marked the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Earlier this year, we organized a cartoon contest together with the United Nations Human Rights Office.
Out of over 500 submissions from around the globe, 30 cartoons were selected; one for each of the articles of the UDHR. These cartoons were on display at the Peace Palace (which was turned blue for Human Rights Day) in The Hague and at the Public Defender's Office in São Paulo.
Together with Hague Talks, we invited Mexican cartoonist Guffo at the Peace Palace to tell about his work, and about the importance of cartoons in the fight for human rights. We also made this video:
But December 10 didn't mark the end of this project. Instead, it was the launch of a new contest, this time not just for cartoonists. For this new contest we're asking people around the world the question: What action do you take to support human rights?
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