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Kailash Satyarthi

Kailash Satyarthi Children's Foundation
2014 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate
Nobel Peace Laureate (2014) and Child Rights Activist Kailash Satyarthi
Founder, Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation - Ending violence against children globally
Mr Satyarthi has been a tireless advocate of children’s rights for more than three decades. He and the grassroots movement founded by him, Bachpan Bachao Andolan (Save the Childhood Movement), have liberated more than 86,000 children from exploitation and developed a successful model for their education and rehabilitation. He has been at the forefront of driving child related agendas into the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). He has also highlighted the need of governments to prioritize the child related SDGs and put children first.
Mr Satyarthi was also the architect of the single largest civil society network for the most exploited children, the Global March Against Child Labour, whose mobilization of unions, civil society and most importantly, children, led to the adoption of ILO Convention 182 on the worst forms of child labour in 1999. He is also the founding president of the Global Campaign for Education, an exemplar civil society movement working to end the global education crisis, and GoodWeave International, which raises consumer awareness and positive action in the carpet industry. In 2014, he was jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for “struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education.”
Currently, Mr Satyarthi is spearheading the 100 Million campaign which aims to inspire and mobilize young people to stand up and act for their own rights and the rights of their peers, and to achieve the world’s biggest youth mobilization to end violence against children, eradicate child labour and ensure education.