Pradeep Kumar


A logo for Human Rights design challenge

Autogyan logo

Hug and Smile

This symbol represents a hug between two human beings and a smiling face. A smiling face with a hug is the best way to show a fellow human being that he is equal to you in every aspect. A hug is symbol of love, respect, friendship mutually shown between two human beings.

Autogyan logo

It also represents support and protection by the two curves around the circles. The symbol can also be represented typographically as (:)

In an global online vote this symbol was ranked 42 out of 15000 ideas submitted. The details can be view at

:: About Human Rights Logo design challenge initiative
The aim of the initiative is to create a human rights logo “by people for people”, thus making a contribution towards the global spread and implementation of human rights with the support of a large public.

:: Brief
At present there is no internationally recognized symbol for human rights. The “Logo for Human Rights” initiative wants to change that! Logos win people over through their symbolic power, distinctiveness, clarity and universal applicability. The initiative was established out of conviction that a human rights logo will make a peaceful contribution towards the global spread and implementation of human rights. In order to find this logo, a global creative online competition with cash prizes and open to everyone is to be launched. The initiative has the support of renowned stakeholders, supporters and partners from all walks of life.