IC 2017


In a world where repressive regimes constantly step up their coercive game and target human rights defenders, we need to find smart solutions that enable continued human rights work globally. When you enter the Innovation Challenge (IC), you get the chance of becoming that solution. You can receive funding to turn your idea into a prototype.


Civil Rights Defenders is an international human rights organisation that defends civil and political rights and strengthens human rights defenders at risk. For 35 years, Civil Rights Defenders has supported the civil society in repressive countries. The Innovation Challenge is an annual competition designed to tackle different civil and political rights themes each year.


The application time for IC 2017 has ended.


On Human Rights Day 2017 the Human Rights Innovation Initiative announced the Peer Care and a non-disclosed applicant as winners of the inaugural Innovation Challenge. Read more about the winners here.


Information about IC 2018 will be posted during spring 2018.