An overview of our projects

Editorial cartoonists have the ability to condense complex issues into a single image. An image that makes you think about the world around you. We work with international media, but also with universities, museums, NGOs and international bodies like the United Nations to produce cartoons on a range of issues, from climate change to human rights.

Mental health and social support in crisis situations

2019 – Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands
In support of the International Conference on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Crisis Situations, taking place in Amsterdam on 7 & 8 October 2019, we were asked by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs to organize a cartoon contest on the topic of mental health.

Excision Alert

2019 – Excision parlens-en !
For their 2019 campaign, we partnered with Excision parlons-en ! to create 10 cartoons aiming at raising awareness on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and the risks before summer holidays among secondary students in France.

70 years of human rights

2018 – United Nations Human Rights Office
In 2018, the world celebrated the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). The Universal Declaration of Human rights was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948 and is a milestone document in the history of human rights. Together with the United Nations Human Rights Office (OHCHR) and the government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, we launched a project creating cartoons about the importance of the UDHR.

7 myths that sustain the global arms trade

2017 – World Peace Foundation
The global arms trade is suffused with corruption, imperils the vulnerable and makes us all less safe. Yet arms merchants and their government supporters can turn to a set of time-honed and well-packaged arguments to justify the status quo. For the World Peace Foundation, we created 7 cartoons to illustrate the seven myths the arms industry uses to deflect criticism.

The art of resistance

2017 - Four Freedoms Throughout The Year/Year of Resistance
In 2017, we organized an international cartoon competition with the theme resistance. Resistance is not a simple choice. The outcome of resistance is never clear, and the consequences of such a decision could be dire, to you, or, perhaps even worse, to your family. We received a total 1781 submissions from 76 countries. The jury selected 57 cartoons, including 9 honorable mentions and 3 winners.

Taboos worldwide

2015 – Index on Censorship
In December 2015, Index on Censorship magazine published a special on taboos in different parts of the world. Our cartoonists contributed their perspectives in cartoons.

Wildlife crimes

2015 – Wildlife Justice Commission
The Wildlife Justice Commission gathers evidence against key perpetrators of transnational, organised wildlife crimes and sheds light on the corrupt systems that facilitate them. For the reveal of their new logo, we created a series of cartoons about wildlife crimes.

Drawing citizenship: towards the European elections

2014 – European Cultural Foundation
The ‪European Cultural Foundation‬ (ECF) and the Cartoon Movement are joining forces to explore perspectives on the upcoming European elections through comics and cartoons. ‏Between 31 March and 25 May 2014, we are inviting comic artists and cartoonists to reflect on European citizenship and the various issues that are currently facing Europe. We are not just interested in the EU, but we would like to hear perspectives from countries that are part of European citizens’ daily lives across the continent and beyond.

African Union Human Rights Memorial

2014 – African Union
Initiated by the African Union in a resolution dating back to 2004, the African Union Human Rights Memorial (AUHRM) is meant to become a memorial for remembering mass atrocities in Africa. 'AUHRM should manifest both the duty to remember, provide a place of recognition as well as mourning and the duty to overcome denial, silence and disregard.'

About Freedom

2013 – About Freedom
In a partnership with About Freedom, an international film festival taking place in the Netherlands, and Dutch newspaper BN de Stem, Cartoon Movement developed six different perspectives on freedom. The perspectives are based on personal stories send in by the readers of the newspaper.

Humanitarian charter and minimum standards in humanitarian response

2013 – The Sphere Project
The Sphere Project is an initiative that brings together many of the world’s largest and oldest humanitarian agencies with the aim to improve the quality and accountability of humanitarian assistance to people affected by disasters or conflicts. In this partnership, Cartoon Movement and the Sphere Project teamed up to spread even further the awareness of the Humanitarian Charter and the Handbook amongst humanitarian actors, using cartoons.

Justice and security in conflict-affected areas

2012 – London School of Economics and Political Science
Between 2011 and 2017, the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) engaged in a six-year research project on governance, security and justice in conflict-affected areas. We supported the academic research with editorial cartoons about security, conflict resolution, resources and transitional justice.