About the NGO
RHSF is an NGO experimenting in the field and sharing its expertise, preventing the risks of child labour, forced labour and, more broadly, indecent work in supply chains: this is the mission of Human Resources Without Borders (RHSF). To achieve this, the NGO RHSF :
- Experiments with pilot prevention solutions with stakeholders,
- Shares its expertise with all those working for decent work throughout the supply chains (companies, public actors, consumer organisations, trade unions, etc.).
About the Cartoon Competition by RHSF
Did you know that tens of millions of people all over the world are subjected to working conditions that amount to a modern form of slavery? Forced labour is a violation of human rights, it is one of the most extreme forms of exploitation at work.
And we all have a role to play to prevent it at our own level, as companies, consumers, citizens, States, workers… or cartoonists! Cartoonists can create cartoons that will raise awareness, inspire action and emphasize the urgent need to eradicate this severe violation of human rights.
Join the international cartoon competition on forced labour organized by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the NGO Human Resources Without Borders (RHSF), in partnership with Cartooning for Peace.
Rules of the Competition
- Cartoons should avoid using text. A few simple words may be inserted, only if in English, French or Spanish.
- Any drawing technique is allowed.
- Cartoons must be sent as a numeric image format jpeg, A4 size, 300dpi.
- Each artist can submit a maximum of 4 cartoons.
- In order to respect the neutrality of the organizers, and because forced labour is systemic and all countries and supply chains are exposed to it, cartoons will remain general without mentioning any specific entity.
- Artists will be personally contacted if selected at the end of the selection process.
- Young people under the age of 18 must have the permission of their legal guardians to compete in this competition.
- Cartoons should be submitted here.
- Cartoons that disregard any of the specified rules will not be considered.
By participating in the competition, artists acknowledge that the organizers of the competition (the NGO Human Resources Without Borders and the International Labour Organization) can reuse, share, adapt and build upon the original cartoons, crediting the cartoonist as the author of the cartoon, under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
The jury will select the winning cartoons of the competition and designate the following awards:
- Best cartoons of the whole competition on “Forced labour”
- Best cartoon on “Forced labour of children”
- Best cartoon on “Taking action”
All submitted entries will be considered for the three awards. Winners will be interviewed by the ILO and their cartoons promoted on the websites of Cartooning for Peace, the ILO, 50 for Freedom and RHSF. A selection of the best cartoons will be used to develop an international exhibition and a major publication to raise awareness on forced labour.
The jury is composed of representatives from:
- the International Labour Organization (ILO)
- Human Resources Without Borders (RHSF)
- Cartooning for Peace
- the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)
- the International Organization of Employers (IOE)
- the ILO Global Business Network on Forced Labour
As well as
- Anousheh Karvar, Chair of the Alliance 8.7
- Molly Namirembe, activist and former child labourer
Deadline for submissions
10th April 2021 Midnight CET time
How to Apply?
To apply, click on this link.
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