Human Rights Speaker Kailash Satyarthi

Kailash Satyarthi

2014 Nobel Peace Prize Winner & Child Rights Activist

Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014. Speaker Kailash Satyarthi constantly fights against children’s exploitation and against illiteracy. Organizations book Kailash Satyarthi to learn about his fight against child labor, and how education should be a free basic human right.

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    Kailash Satyarthi biography

    Motivational speaker Kailash Satyarthi is was the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize winner along with Malala Yousafzai. Kailash is a leader in the fight against illiteracy and child labor. He is widely known for making child labor a matter of worldwide social and political concern. Moreover, he is the driving force behind the drive for universal education.

    In 1998, an estimated 7.2 million individuals and 20,000 civil society organizations took part in the Global March Against Child Labor. This resulted in the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Convention 182, aimed at eliminating the worst kinds of child labor.

    At present, Global March includes hundreds of different organizations. These include teachers’ unions sharing the goal of ending child labor as well as ensuring that all children have access to education. Additionally, Kailash is the founder of the world’s biggest education movement, the Global Campaign for Education.

    Speaker Kailash Satyarthi established the anti-trafficking and labor rights organization Bachpan Bachao Andolan, rescuing over 80,000 children from forced labor. He was the driving force behind a nationwide effort to secure the rights of education to children. This provided the basis for the “Right of Children to Education Act” and the “Free and Compulsory Education Act”.

    Kailash had a significant impact in strengthening and enforcing India’s criminal justice system to punish those trafficking people. Kailash was the first to be recognized for such a type of work. He established a framework for certifying companies that are not utilizing child labor in South Asia.

    He has worked to advance ethical business practices, to help businesses liberate their supply chains from child labor. Kailash also raised awareness of environmentally friendly practices, such as cocoa farming, mica mining, athletic goods production, and so on.

    Kailash has received several awards such as the 2008 Alfonso Comin International Award, and the 2009 Defenders of Democracy Award. He also received awards from Harvard, Lynchburg College, and West Bengal University. Furthermore, in 2017 he obtained the Guinness World Record for Largest Child Safe Guarding Lesson.

    Kailash received his latest award in 2019,  which is the Mother Teresa Memorial Award for Social Justice.

    Kailash Satyarthi Speaking Videos

    Kailash Satyarthi - A Need for Action
    Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai Win Nobel Prize

    Kailash Satyarthi Keynote Topics

    When Peace Nobel Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi began fighting child exploitation more than 25 years ago, it was estimated that there were 250 million children under these circumstances. Today, that number has dropped to 150 million. Although the decline is large, there is still a lot of work to be done. In this keynote speech, Kailash will talk about the global movement against child labor, what actions are being taken worldwide and who is participating in it.

    As the initiator of the Global Campaign for Education, the world's largest coalition of educational campaigns, there is no one better than Kailash Satyarthi to speak about why free and compulsory education is a Universal Human Right that is not always respected. Satyarthi will present his experiences in the fight against illiteracy worldwide, a job that won him the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014. In the conference we will learn what are the fundamentals of the movement "education for all" that Kailash leads as well as what they are the main reasons that cause a large part of children around the world to be unable to access free and compulsory education.

    Speaker Kailash Satyarthi was the creator of the first social labeling and certification mechanism for companies in South Asia that do not use child labor. He was also the initiator of the Global March against Child Labor in 1998 and the founder of the "Bachpan Bachao Andolan" movement in India. With all these experiences on his back, Kailash is an authority on the current state of the fight against child labor and what role corporations have in all of this. In this speech he will focus on the mechanisms that companies use to capture child labor and how they can be dealt with to prevent them from doing those practices and finally eradicate child labor.

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