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"60 Signers for the 60th Anniversary" Initiative

For the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

An artist and a philanthropist, and founder of the MagkaSama Project, Max Dana has always been a staunch supporter of Human Rights, and she wanted to mark the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 2008. To do so she launched the "60 Signers for the 60th Anniversary" Initiative to support the Every Human Has Rights Campaign (The Elders / CIVICUS).
For several months, Max met with sixty people from the most important organizations in the world (Amnesty International, UNICEF, UNHCR, Human Rights Watch, FIDH, UNESCO...), to volunteers and individuals supporting organizations, as well as committed people (doctors, lawyers...). She also met with the 30 winners of the Internews Every Human Has Rights Media Awards. They all enthusiastically supported Max's initiative and signed the original artwork she created to honor the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Geneviève Garrigos, President of Amnesty International France and partner of the Every Human Has Rights campaign declared: 'By marking human rights on every inch of the globe she drew, even on the most remote places in the world, Max Dana enforces the universality of the Declaration of Human Rights on its 60th anniversary.'

Katy Cronin, Communications Director, The Elders added: 'I am very grateful to Max Dana for her creative and inspiring support for The Elders and the Every Human Has Rights campaign. This artwork is a wonderful reminder that any committed individual can take action to change the world for the better. Thank you Max! And don’t stop now!'

Jean-François Julliard, Secretary general, Reporters without Borders - RWB/RSF said: 'It is a great initiative and an orignal and creative way to raise awareness on human rights. The universality of Human Rights shouldn't restrain to signers on a map, all the people who signed this art piece should now act and defend Human Rights the best they can.'

CIVICUS Headquarters, South Africa
Ingrid Srinath (left), former Secretary General and CEO of CIVICUS,

with staff members holding Max Dana's artwork at the organization's

headquarters in Johannesburg, South Africa. May, 2009
Mary Robinson
Geneviève Garrigos
Mary Robinson
Jacques Hintzy
Member of The Elders
President of Amnesty International France
President of UNICEF France
President of UNICEF France
Yves Berthelot
President of the World Organization Against Torture,

Chairman of the CFSI
Pierre Sané
Assistant Director-General

For Social and Human Sciences, UNESCO
Francisco Galindo Velez
UNHCR Representative for France
Jacky Mamou
President of Collectif Urgence Darfour
Jean-Marie Fardeau
French Ambassador for Human Rights
Secretary General RWB/RSF
Paris Office Director, Human Rights Watch
J-F Julliard
François Zimeray
Souhayr Belhassen
President of the FIDH
Pierre Lévy
President of Planète Urgence
Stéphane Hessel
Ambassador of France,

Participant in drafting the Universal

Declaration of Human Rights
The 30 Winners of the Global

'Every Human Has Rights' Media Awards

Sama Kids Day

Kids Workshop with Max Dana

Sama Kids Day (also known as Kids Workshop) is a special Sama Day. Max Dana enjoys sharing her art with kids, and she runs her own kids workshops.

She brings children and the arts together since 2006. Children are naturally creative, and Max encourages them to explore creativity through various art forms (painting, music, photography, art & craft…).
Kids Workshops
Each workshop focuses on an event or on a specific topic, with activities covering a wide range of subjects allowing the children to express themselves freely, sharing and enjoying time together.

An inspiring moment to create global awareness, to build empathy and global citizenry through arts education and discussion.

Craftsmanship & Métiers d'Art

Craftsmanship and Savoir-faire

When it comes to create a unique piece of jewellery, to select the finest fabrics for her clothing line and interior furnitures, and materials for her pieces of design combining brass, marble, leather, glass and porcelain, or to make her large-scale bronze sculptures, Max Dana is always looking for savoir-faire craftsmanship.

Artistry and Attention to detail

Max favors working with teams comprised of world-class craftsmen and craftswomen, using time-honored methods and simple tools to create elaborated pieces crafted by hand. Meticulous attention to detail, expertise and skill of master craftsmen are essential components of Max's creations.


Combining craftsmanship and innovative technology is also important to Max to design beautiful products and create unique works of art using 3D printing, smart textiles, LED lighting, or nanotech materials.
Craftsmanship & Métiers d'Art

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