An artwork project presented by War Child UK and fashion icon Stella McCartney.
The Draw Me to Safety art project was launched in London by UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie and Stella McCartney at the Global Summit To End Sexual Violence in Conflict.
Its aim is to use art created by children from across the UK and conflict-affected countries to promote messages about what the concept of safety means to different children today.
The initiative will engage 8-15 years olds in the UK and in conflict-affected countries on the issues facing children in war; asking young people to create artwork answering the question ‘What makes you feel safe?’
Stella McCartney will then create an exclusive fashion product inspired by children’s drawings.
Proceeds will go directly to War Child UK helping us to protect children in some of the most dangerous war zones in the world.
Some early entires created by children from War Child programmes in conflict zones were exhibited at the Global Summit where they were reviewed by Ms Jolie, Ms McCartney and Polline Okello, a survivor from Uganda who was abducted aged 12 (right).
This project offers children in the UK the chance to show solidarity with children in conflict-affected countries.
All appropriate submissions will be displayed online highlighting both the similarities and differences in the concepts of safety across the world.
“I hope that this campaign will encourage people to think about conflict from the perspective of children. It has been very eye opening and moving to see all the different ways in which children illustrate safety. "
Angelina Jolie, UN Special Envoy
How it works
The theme of our initiative is ‘What makes you feel safe?’
This project is open to children aged 8-15.
We're looking for art which fits one of the following criteria:
Send your entries to:
Draw me to safety
War Child UK
59-61 Highgate Road
NW 5 1RT
Please include your name and contact details including email.
“This project is about young people standing with children affected by conflict. Children see the world with clarity and honesty.
“War Child UK and I are excited to share their insights through art that will raise awareness and encourage the world to do more to protect children from war."