Kailash Satyarthi

2014 Nobel Peace Prize Winner & Child Rights Activist

Speaker Fee Range: $50,000 - $100,000 USD

Travels From: New Delhi, India

Kailash Satyarthi is available for virtual keynotes and webinars. Please complete the form or contact one of our agents to inquire about the fees for virtual engagements. Please note: the fee range listed above is for in-person engagements.

Human Rights Speaker Kailash Satyarthi
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    Kailash Satyarthi

    2014 Nobel Peace Prize Winner & Child Rights Activist

    Speaker Fee Range: $50,000 - $100,000 USD

    Travels From: New Delhi, India

    Kailash Satyarthi is available for virtual keynotes and webinars. Please complete the form or contact one of our agents to inquire about the fees for virtual engagements. Please note: the fee range listed above is for in-person engagements.

    Kailash Satyarthi Speaker Biography

    Kailash Satyarthi is one of the most sought-after motivational speakers in the world. He is best known for winning the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize together with Malala Yousafzai.

    Satyarthi is a pioneer in the fight against the exploitation of children and the battle against illiteracy. He is renowned for the inclusion of child labour issues on global social and political agendas, and for leading the movement for education for all.

    In 1998, Satyarthi organised the Global March Against Child Labour across 103 countries with the participation of 7.2 million people and 20,000 civil society organisations which led to the International Labour Organisation’s (ILO) Convention 182 for the elimination of the worst forms of child labour.  Today, Global March is the largest movement of civil organisations, teachers’ unions and trade unions, all united in their determination to end child labour and promote education for all children.  He is also the initiator of the Global Campaign for Education, the largest education campaign coalition in the world.

    Satyarthi founded the grassroots movement Bachpan Bachao Andolan, in India in 1980 which has rescued over 80,000 children from the scourge of trafficking and exploitative labour.  He successfully spearheaded a countrywide movement to make education a Constitutional Provision paving the way for the “Right of Children Act” and “Free and Compulsory Education Act” in 2009.  In 2013, his unrelenting efforts led to defining and criminalising people trafficking within Indian criminal justice system, and in putting the spotlight on missing children through research and legal action.

    He is credited for the first ever certification and social labelling mechanism for companies in South Asia that are not using child labour.  Since then he has been involved in promoting ethical business and promoting child labour free supply chains in garment and textiles, mica mining, cocoa farming, sporting goods sector, among others.

    He has been honoured with many awards including the Defenders of Democracy Award (2009), Alfonso Comin International Award (2008), Medal of the Italian Senate (2007), Heroes Acting to End Modern Day Slavey by US State Department (2007).

    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.

    Kailash Satyarthi Speaking Videos

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