Although our cartoonists draw about a wide range of issues, some subjects get a lot of ink. On this page, you can find the collections we have created about these subjects, grouping together some of our favorite cartoons that provide different perspectives and global coverage.
World of waste
Every year we dump a massive 2.12 billion tons of waste. 99 percent of the stuff we buy is trashed within 6 months.
Social media have a profound impact on our lives. They have not only changed how we communicate and how we interact, they also play an ever-increasing role in politics. On the downside, spreading fake news can be used to manipulate elections, and authoritarian regimes are increasingly embracing social media as a way to control and monitor people. On the upside, social media has allowed popular uprisings to spread further and faster than ever.
Human Rights Day
Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December — the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted, in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). In this collection we have selected some of the best cartoons about human rights. Be sure to also see our 30 cartoons illustrating the 30 articles of the UDHR, made for the United Nations in 2018.
The inclusion of persons with disabilities is an essential condition to upholding human rights, sustainable development, and peace and security, says the UN. But there is still a long way to go, say our cartoonists.
Yet another variant of concern has emerged. The newest mutation of the coronavirus is named Omicron.
Violence against women
Violence against women is a major public health problem and a violation of women's human rights. Global estimates published by WHO indicate that about 1 in 3 (35%) of women worldwide have experienced either physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence or non-partner sexual violence in their lifetime.
Black Friday is an informal name for the Friday following Thanksgiving Day in the United States, marking the beginning of the Christmas shopping season.
We are becoming more and more dependent on digital technology. Can we still live without?
Migrants stranded between Belarus and Poland
Thousands of people are stranded at the border with Poland, enduring freezing conditions in the hope of crossing into the EU, caught in a political game between Belarus and Europe.
The COP26 summit will bring parties together to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. Yeah, right...
Facebook becomes Meta
Facebook changes its name to Meta.
Lady Justice is frequently used by cartoonists to show justice, or (even more often) injustice.
The church and child abuse
The Catholic clergy in France sexually abused an estimated 216,000 minors over the past seven decades. The Church prioritized the protection of the institution over survivors, who were urged to stay silent.
Pandora papers: the biggest ever leak of offshore data exposes financial secrets of rich and powerful.