Cartooning for Peace

For a better understanding of different cultures and religions, through editorial cartoons as a universal language.


What we are:
Cartooning for Peace is an international network of committed press cartoonists who fight, with humor, for the respect of cultures and freedoms.

Our history:
Cartooning for Peace is an association born from an event and an encounter.

The bloody reactions to the publication of the cartoons of Mohammed in the Danish newspaper, Jyllands-Posten, on September 30, 2005 led to a founding meeting: on October 16, 2006, Kofi Annan, Nobel Peace Prize winner and Secretary General of the United Nations, and Plantu, journalist and cartoonist at the French newspapers Le Monde and L'Express, brought together  twelve international cartoonists around a conference "Unlearning intolerance - drawing for peace".

- Our commitment -
Cartooning for Peace promotes fundamental freedoms and democracy.

The association is particularly committed to exercising freedom of expression as defined in Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights:

"Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media."

- Our values -
Cartooning for Peace is committed to the respect of pluralism of cultures and opinions. In the exhibitions, publications and meetings we organize, we are careful to show the diversity of cartoonists' points of view on the same subject.

Cartooning for Peace fights prejudice and intellectual conformism. In the face of extremism, we denounce outrages, mock false certainties, counter anathemas and strive to dismantle impostures.

Cartooning for Peace is respectful in disrespect. We do not seek to humiliate  beliefs and opinions. We skirt around the forbidden with humor.

Cartooning for Peace takes into account the risk that a drawing published on the Internet may appear out of context, in a few seconds, in the four corners of the globe. The association is careful not to make press cartoons a factor in aggravating conflicts.

Convinced that the cartoonist often expresses before anyone else and with acuity the shudders of society that will make tomorrow's news, Cartooning for Peace strives to bring out debates of which our societies are not necessarily aware yet.

- Our actions -
Cartooning for Peace allows cartoonists to dialogue with each other and to confront their different ideological nuances. Its network gives visibility and support to those who are prevented from freely exercising their profession or whose freedom is threatened.

Cartooning for Peace uses the educational value of press cartoons to denounce intolerance. The association gives a voice to young people and makes them aware of the major problems facing society.

Cartooning for Peace brings press cartoons closer to their audience. We encourage meetings between cartoonists and a wide audience, and publish thematic exhibitions offering a critical and ironic look at society. Finally, we publish press cartoons in paper and digital form.

As a tool for freedom of expression, Cartooning for Peace is a forum, a meeting place, for all those who reject intolerance and all forms of dogmatism.

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students sensitized each year in France


cases of alerts against press cartoons in the world in 2020


books in the Cartooning for Peace collection published by Gallimard


cartoonists from around the world

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