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Nobel Prize Winner on How to End Child Labor

Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi, who has helped rescue over 88,000 children from slavery, says there are some simple changes people can make in their daily lives to help end the exploitation of children.

The U.S. is using several products which are made by child slaves in other parts of the world

Kailash Satyarthi has rescued over 88,000 children from child slavery. The 2014 Nobel Prize winner has been fighting for children’s rights since 1980. He says a warming planet is making it easier to exploit children. Satyarthi says child labor is a major global dilemma — and that it’s up to consumers to put pressure on companies to stop it. Citizens of the U.S. and Europe are using several products which are made by child slaves in other parts of the world.

“Every child, every young person has the right, constitutional right, legal right, but more importantly divine right to freedom — divine right to learn. And in today's world you cannot say that this problem is localized. “This is not my problem.” People here must raise their voice as consumers if they say no to those things then it will definitely change. Terrible floods are coming and to the family, the poor families, are losing everything and their children are vulnerable for trafficking, child marriage, child labor. Remarkable, remarkable change has been possible. One should also believe in the power of a victim or survivor because these people, though they have lost their hopes, but even then, they have this immense power to emerge again as confident. We have been very successful in doing it not in case of one or two of them, but Thousands of these young people are messengers, activists, and they themselves are now freeing of their children then do they themselves by stopping slavery and trafficking from their villages. I would say the reason to be hopeful,” Kailash Satyarthi tells Brut.

In 1998, Satyarthi led the Global March Against Child Labor. Nearly 2 decades later, he’s mobilizing young people to speak out for the over 100 million child workers through his 100 Million Campaign. He says he’s encouraged by the drop-in child workers from 246 million in 2000 to 152 million in 2016 according to the International Labor Organization.

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09/28/2019 10:19 AM
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24 comments

  • Nevin S.
    09/28/2019 14:34

    You Lefatrds are crazy- on the one hand you call for murderous abortion and on the other you are rightly disgusted by child slavery- you people are insane

  • Amir K.
    09/28/2019 17:21

    Does this guy think he’s Han Solo dressed like that?

  • Denny B.
    09/29/2019 11:57

    But Slavery thrives in America a very prosperous business Alimony is that evil that goes unpunished.

  • Tejpal S.
    09/29/2019 13:22

    🌺🌺👏👏👏🌺🌺👍👍

  • Anuradha G.
    09/29/2019 13:23

    Great job, Sir Ji we proud of you. 👏👏

  • Franko D.
    09/29/2019 13:27

    You think those kids have it bad, look at the childhood Greta Thunburg had stolen from her.

  • Devesh K.
    09/29/2019 14:02

    Great sir

  • Hari A.
    09/29/2019 14:32

    लाल कपड़ा आंदोलन बच्चों की सुरक्षा,सम्मान और अधिकार के लिए देखे गये सपने,किये गये जी-तोड़ प्रयासों की निरन्तरता का वंदन और अभिनंदन करता है।

  • Debbie Q.
    09/30/2019 11:43

    Why? Government of India allowing children to be subject to such acts! All children should be in school it should be law. no matter what caste, religion, it should mandate in the law of India, yes what he as been doing is amazing! I love to help!

  • Brut
    09/30/2019 13:16

    Special thanks to . Listen to his Nobel Lecture: https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/peace/2014/satyarthi/lecture/

  • Renfebron R.
    10/01/2019 20:33

    Its heartbreaking omg thankfully grateful for his advocacies & amazing dedication to save them💚💚💚

  • Ashok K.
    10/02/2019 08:48

    Realy Nobel job sir. Sir you are really a nobel person

  • Edgar H.
    10/03/2019 09:35

    God bless this man! 🙏

  • Nana H.
    10/04/2019 03:26

    🙏😢❤god blees you,follow you in you're life Ameen.

  • Lisa A.
    10/06/2019 23:26

    Set#da#captives#free#

  • Brandon F.
    10/07/2019 00:55

    Tobacco fields in the US ?

  • Fatima C.
    10/08/2019 05:40

    😢😢😢 Thank you Sir 🙏🙏🙏

  • Shawn R.
    10/08/2019 12:39

    Did they say tobacco fields here in this country??show me the evidence

  • Linda M.
    10/09/2019 17:16

    What a wonderful man!! Kudos sir..keep up the fight...

  • Mary E.
    10/11/2019 02:08

    Amazing man.Thanks .