Partnership with Khartoon Magazine

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Cartoon Movement  and Khartoon Magazine are joining forces to spotlight Sudanese cartoonists and shed light on the forgotten war in Sudan through the power of visual storytelling.  KhartoonMag.com provides a platform to showcase the unique perspectives of Sudanese artists and their poignant commentary on the ongoing conflict.

We are proud to show the resilience and creativity of Sudanese cartoonists, who continue to use their art as a form of resistance and social commentary amidst being displaced across the lands.

Together, we can amplify marginalized voices, raise awareness of forgotten conflicts, and work towards a more just and equitable world.

This week, we'll showcase some of the powerful cartoons published by Khartoon Magazine.


Workshop/The Cartoonists Table at IJF 2024

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Next month we'll be at the International Journalism Festival in Perugia! Whether you are there or not, you can join our workshop The power of editorial cartoons (in person or via live-stream) on Thursday April 18 at 11am CET.

We are also hosting a side event we have named The Cartoonists Table. If you are in Perugia, come hang out with Tjeerd Royaards and Emanuele Del Rosso as they raw live every day between 4 and 6pm at the bar of Hotel Brufani.


Cartoons for human rights

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In 2018, we did a project together with the United Nations Human Rights Office (OHCHR) and the government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands creating cartoons about the importance of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Out of over 500 cartoons sent in from all over the world, 30 winning cartoons were selected; one for each article of the UDHR. The cartoons were bundled together in a booklet, a visual guide to the UDHR.

At the end of 2023, we were contacted by the Permanent Representation of the Permanent Representation of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the United Nations, the WTO and other organisations in Geneva. As a kick-off for the Kingdom of the Netherlands' three-year membership in the Human Rights Council, they wanted to re-issue and update the booklet. The renewed booklet includes a lot of updated cartoons to reflect more diversity.

It was launched yesterday during the visit of our Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hanke Bruins Slot, at the Human Rights Council in Geneva.

 

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The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Türk and the Dutch Minister for Foreign Affairs Hanke Bruins Slot take a look at the booklet.

 

Foto of the books at the UN in Geneva

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The booklets distributed at the Human Rights Council in Geneva

 

This booklet is the result of a collaborative effort between the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), Cartoon Movement, and the Kingdom of the Netherlands. An illumination of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights with cartoons crafted by artists from around the globe.

Download the booklet ‘Cartoons for Human Rights’.