“Woman is born free and remains equal to man in rights.”
Olympe de Gouges, Declaration of the Rights of Woman and the Female Citizen
“The path to equality is to focus on what unites us and what we have in common as human beings.”
Elisabeth Badinter, "Place aux femmes"
In 2017, #MeToo called for sexual harassment victims to uncover and expose the abuse they had suffered. Millions of women from all over the world spoke with one voice since then.
Although our society seems to be engaged in a necessary reflection on women condition and equality between women and men as a goal, respect for women’s rights is still far from being taken for granted, nor secured. Neither in France nor worldwide.
On the occasion of International Women's Day, Cartooning for Peace, the French Ministry of Culture and the RAJA-Danièle Marcovici Foundation join forces to promote equality, within the framework of the French presidency of the European Union, the France-Portugal Season 2022 and the Equality Forum (8-10 March 2022) in Angers.
On this occasion, Cartooning for Peace presents its exhibition “Cartooning for Women”* from 7 to 31 March (more info here). With 30 international (and in particular European) press cartoons, the exhibition looks back at women’s rights after #MeToo. The exhibition condemns injunctions, inequalities and violence against women, shows a plurality of views and supports feminist battles and their decisive issues at stake with humour, impertinence and the powerful strike of press cartoons.
The cartoons presented here are from the exhibition and downloadable to share on social networks with #cartooningforwomen.
* The exhibition is taken from the book “En avant toutes!”of the Cartooning for Peace collection published by Gallimard, in partnership with Amnesty International France, and a preface by Laure Adler.
Violence against women and girls is one of the most systematic and widespread human rights violations.
In 2017, 50,000 women were killed worldwide by an intimate partner or family member.
“In spite of the blatant inequalities of women throughout the world, we have in common the right and the duty to revolt against what is done to us, for the only reason that we are born female.”
Laure Adler, "En avant toutes !"