Under the Presidency of Yasser Geeasa
MAAT and the Egyptian Association for Caricature organize a competition and an exhibition
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MAAT for Peace, Development and Human Rights, in cooperation with the Egyptian Association for Caricature launched a competition and an exhibition entitled “UPR Feather”, with the aim of encouraging artists to shed light on the human rights issues committed to by the Egyptian government during the second UPR cycle.
The cooperation between the two organizations is likely to attract a distinguished group of artists to participate in the competition, where a Tripartite Commission headed by artist. Yasser Geeasa will review the presented artwork, as the open competition till 8 October 2017 offers a group of incentive awards to the top 10 artists.
It is worth mentioning that the qualified caricatures shall be presented to the audience during a two-days exhibition to be organized in one of the Egyptian cultural centers. The participation in the exhibition is open to Egyptian, Arab and foreigners, and the winning artists shall be recognized during the opening of the exhibition.
The Universal Periodic Review is an international mechanism affiliated to the UN Human Rights Council, and all the member states are subordinated to the mechanism once each four years, including the submission of reports on human rights conditions based on which recommendations are presented to the concerned state to implement the accepted ones between the UPR cycles, during Egypt’s second UPR session, a report composing 300 recommendations was adopted by the Egyptian state, 247 out of them were accepted partially and fully, 29 recommendations were noted, which are the obligations that the competition and exhibition seek to shed light on via caricatures addressing combating corruption, promoting child and family rights, combating violence against women, promoting the freedom of expression and other human rights issues.
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