Kailash Satyarthi Keynote Topics
The Global Movement Against Child Labor
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.
Free & Compulsory Education is a Human Right
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.
Corporations & Child Labor
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.