Kailash Satyarthi

Kailash Satyarthi

Kailash Satyarthi, born on January 11, 1954, is an Indian child rights activist who has dedicated his life to the eradication of child labor and the promotion of children's rights worldwide. He was jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014, along with Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai, for their courageous efforts to advocate for children's rights and education.

Satyarthi, a former electrical engineer, left his career to focus on social activism, particularly addressing the issue of child labor in India. He founded the BachpanBachaoAndolan (Save the Childhood Movement) in 1980, an organization committed to rescuing and rehabilitating child laborers, as well as advocating for policies to prevent child exploitation.

One of his significant achievements is the Global March against Child Labor, a movement that he initiated in 1998. The march, which covered thousands of kilometers across different continents, aimed to raise awareness about child labor and garner support for the cause.

Throughout his career, Kailash Satyarthi has been actively involved in various international forums and organizations working towards the protection of children's rights. His efforts have contributed to the formulation of laws and policies aimed at preventing child labor and ensuring the right to education for all children.

The Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Kailash Satyarthi recognized his tireless dedication to the cause of child rights, bringing global attention to the urgency of addressing child labor and advocating for the fundamental rights of every child. His work continues to inspire and mobilize individuals and organizations around the world to work towards a future where all children can grow up in a safe, healthy, and nurturing environment.