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Nobel Peace Prize for Kailash Satyarthi, Chairperson of Global March - an international child rights activist from India

October 10, 2014: It is a day of great joy and pride for Global March Against Child Labour as its chairperson Kailash Satyarthi became the first Indian to win the Nobel Peace Prize for his unparalleled work in defending child rights. This year’s Nobel Peace Prize has also been conferred to Malala Yousafzai from Pakistan for her work in promoting education for girls. With this, it becomes a prize that is jointly shared by two individuals both promoting child rights – one ending child exploitation and other upholding right to education.

Kailash Satyarthi is the architect and leader of two of the largest civil society movements i.e. the Global March Against Child Labour and Global Campaign for Education. In his country India, Kailash Satyarthi founded the grassroots movement Bachpan Bachao Andolan (Save the Childhood Movement) that has rescued over 80,000 children from the scourge of bondage, trafficking and exploitative labour in the last three decades. He successfully spearheaded a countrywide movement to make education a Constitutional Provision which subsequently paved way for the right of children for free and compulsory education in 2009 in India. He is also credited for the first ever civil society – business coalition by establishing Rugmark (now known as Good Weave) earlier in 1994, which is the first of its kind certification and social labelling mechanism for child labour free carpets in South Asia.

His contribution in the fight against child slavery and bonded labour has been acknowledged internationally. Kailash Satyarthi is leading the global fight against child slavery. He along with other veterans fighting for the rights of the child have initiated the End Child Slavery Week, which is the boldest campaign of our times to put the international spot light on child slavery, demanding the inclusion of abolition of child slavery in the Post-2015 Development Agenda.

Global March salutes his phenomenal courage and leadership and looks forward to his inspirational leadership in times to come.




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Rediff.com, November 19, 2014


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The Economics Times, November 19, 2014


Kailash Satyarthi launches campaign in UK to end child slavery

The Economics Times, November 19, 2014


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DNA, November 18, 2014


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Link,  October 25th, 2014


Children’s rights activist Kailash Satyarthi awarded 2014 Nobel Peace Prize

Commonwealth Foundation, October 16, 2014


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Time, Oct. 11, 2014


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The Guardian, Monday 13 October 2014


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The Guardian, Friday 10 October 2014


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Time, Oct. 10, 2014


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The Guardian, Friday 10 October 2014