Social Innovation to Restart Human Rights

March 24, 2023


On 23 March, the official ceremony summarizing the results of the “Social Innovation to Restart Human Rights” contest took place, organised within the framework of the European Union funded “Accountable Institutions and Human Rights Protection in Armenia” project implemented by UNDP in Armenia in partnership with the Human Rights Defender’s Office of Armenia.

The aim of the contest was to raise the level of awareness about human rights through innovative ideas, presenting projects aimed at solving the problems in the field. Out of 38 applications, six teams were selected and went through the mentoring stage with specialists in the fields of human rights, marketing and communication. The ideas were then submitted to a jury, which included international and local experts.

The teams were welcomed and awarded by the EU Ambassador to Armenia Andrea Wiktorin, UNDP Resident Representative in Armenia Natia Natsvlishvili, RA Human Rights Defender a.i. Hrant Jilavyan.

All participants received certificates and the teams presenting the three best ideas were announced and received the following awards:

● 1st place: Safe Childhood - 1,000,000 AMD

● 2nd place: Kanani Podcast - 650,000 AMD

● 3rd place: Diana Apcar AR Visualization - 300,000 AMD

The contest was organised within the framework of the EU funded “Accountable Institutions and Human Rights Protection in Armenia” project, implemented by UNDP, UNFPA, UNICEF and the OSCE.