Saad Hajo is a Syrian-Swedish cartoonist, based in Sweden since 2005. He has been working as editorial cartoonist for more than two decades and is published on a daily basis, mostly in Arabic or Arab speaking journals.
In partnership with the Centre of Public Authority and International Development (CPAID) of the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), we are producing a series of six comics on public authority in different countries across Africa.
There are currently over 2 million South Sudanese refugees, most resulting from the 2013-2018 civil war. Despite now living in relative safety, most residents of Palabek Refugee Settlement in northern Uganda still experience great feelings of insecurity and uncertainty. This story, in which an old woman is accused of witchcraft, shows how people feel abandoned by camp authorities and resort to taking action themselves.
You can read the full comic below or download the PDF here.
Cartoon by Nani.
Our first newsletter of the new year is out. You can read it here. We welcome new US president Joe Biden as we hope to say goodbye to the corona pandemic soon (although it doesn't look like it at the moment). So, whether you are in lockdown or not, we are here to bring you some diversion with our cartoons!
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Matías Tejeda (pen name MATE) is a cartoonist from Argentina. Although he attended different courses and workshops, his training as an illustrator and painter has been mostly self-taught. Currently, he is working as a (mostly political) illustrator for magazines, books and websites.
Jean Dobritz is a French cartoonist. He has published over 30,000 cartoons in his career, working for French newspapers like La Croix and Le Figaro.
Jorge Luis Cabrera García is an architect and cartoonist from Cuba.
Adriana Mosquera Soto, alias Nani, is a Spanish-Colombian biologist, cartoonist and author with a career spanning 25 years. She has worked with a lot of newspapers from the Hispanic world, published 16 books, and has worked with NGOs on gender equality in Spain and Colombia.
UN Women—together with the European Commission, Belgium, France, Mexico, as well as in partnership with Cartooning for Peace—is organizing a global comic and cartoon competition about gender equality.
How do we remove the systemic barriers that hold women back from equal participation in all areas of life?
It's a competition that is specifically aimed at young artists, between 18 and 28 years old. Visit the UN Women website for more information about the theme, elegibility, and how to submit work.
Muammer Olcay is a cartoonist from Turkey. His work has been published in various newspapers and humor magazines. Muammer currently draws for daily newspapers.