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Kailash Satyarthi

2014 Nobel Peace Prize Winner (co winner with Malala) & Child Rights Activist

Kailash Satyarthi is a human rights activist from India who has been at the forefront of the global movement to end child slavery and exploitative child labour since 1980 when he gave up a lucrative career as an Electrical Engineer for initiating crusade against Child Servitude. As a worldwide campaigner, he has been the architect of the single largest civil society network for the most exploited children, the Global March Against Child Labour which is a worldwide coalition of NGOs, Teachers'' Union and Trade Unions.

Kailash Satyarthi

In detail

He founded the Bachpan Bachao Andolan in 1980 and has acted to protect the rights of more than 83,000 children from 144 countries. It is largely because of Satyarthi''s work and activism that the International Labour Organisation adopted Convention No. 182 on the worst forms of child labour, which is now a principal guideline for governments around the world. His work is recognised through various national and international honours and awards including the Nobel Peace Prize of 2014, which he shared with Malala Yousafzai.

What he/she offers you

Kailash Satyarthi lectures on what government, corporations, the United Nations and the public can do to ensure a healthy, safe environment for workers, free of child labour. He will discuss what he has personally seen, and what really works to construct real change.

How he presents

.Kailash''s truly inspiring, unique stories and his incredible will provide hope to others that they, too, can enact social change around the world.

Languages

He presents in English and Hindi

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Topics

  • The Global Movement Against Child Labor
  • Free and Compulsory Education is a Human Right
  • Corporations and Child Labor: A Worldwide Issue

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