Kailash Satyarthi

2014 Nobel Peace Prize Winner

Kailash Satyarthi has been leading the worldwide struggle against child slavery for three decades and has devoted his life to fighting to prevent the exploitation of children for financial gain. As founder of the “Save Childhood Movement”, he has rescued over 80,000 children from various exploitative situations, developing a successful model for providing them with education and social rehabilitation. It is a great example of the implementation of ethics in businesses and the furthering of protection measures against child labour. “If not now, then when? If not you, then who? If we were able to answer these basic questions, then perhaps we could wipe away the stain of human slavery.” In 1998, Kailash Satyarthi organised the “Global March Against Child Labour” across 103 countries and mobilised international forces for protecting and promoting the rights of all children, in particular the right to receive a free education and not to be exploited for financial gain. With the participation of 7.2 million people and the involvement of 20,000 civil society organisations, it has been considered to be the most important campaign ever organised against exploitative child labour. In 2014, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize together with Malala Yousafzai. More recently, Satyarthi was included in Fortune magazine’s list “The World’s 50 Greatest Leaders”

Child Labour
Environment & Sustainability
Derechos Humanos