Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi

Founder, Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation (KSCF)

Mr. Kailash Satyarthi has been a tireless advocate of children’s rights globally, for more than four decades.  Through his organisation Bachpan Bachao Andolan, he has directly rescued more than 100,000 children from child labour, slavery, trafficking and other forms of exploitation. The Global March Against Child Labour, which he led, is the largest worldwide movement on child labour and slavery that galvanized support in 103 countries resulting in the adoption of ILO Convention 182 on the Worst Forms of Child Labour, which in 2020, it became the only universally ratified convention in the history of the ILO. He founded the Global Campaign for Education, which represents over 100 national and regional education coalitions and international organisations today. In 2014, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his lifelong struggle against the exploitation of children and young people and for the right of all children to education. Thereafter, he founded the Laureates and Leaders for Children, convening Nobel Laureates and former world leaders from across the globe to unite their moral authority towards the protection of the most marginalised children of the world.

This year - the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour, he is leading the global Fair Share to End Child Labour Campaign, to challenge the inequality, injustice and discrimination that lie at the core of child labour.

Mr. Satyarthi has dedicated his life to realizing his vision of ending violence against children and building a world where all every child is free to be a child.


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