ASEAN Youth Competition on Arts and Human Rights

The Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations organizes a Youth Competition on Arts and Human Rights. The aim is to raise awareness about human rights and the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration (AHRD) adopted in November 2012 among its youth.

Young nationals (between the ages of 18 and 25) of the ten ASEAN Members States can submit their drawings and a short narrative explaining the human rights values depicted in their artworks to the national Designated Office in their country of residence before Friday 30 May 2014. The winners of the two rounds (national and regional) will receive a cash prize.

For more information on the competition and the application procedure, visit the website of the AHRD here.



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GEM museum Exhibition

The Alliance Française presents a three months exhibition in the lounge of the Gember restaurant of GEM/ museum in The Hague. The exhibition is free of charge, orchestrated by the non-for-profit organisation Cartooning for Peace, and more information can be found here.

Drawings, paintings as well as sets of pictures and articles produced by more than 40 cartoonists from all over the world are displayed on three walls, around three topics : Peace and Revolutions; Freedom of Expression; and Human Rights. Read more