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Call to arms to fight child slavery
KATHMANDU POST, MAR 28, 2015
Kailash Satyarthi and Brazilian Senator Cristovam Buarque led the first ever meeting of Parliamentarians Without Borders for Children’s Rights. The two-day event was attended by 22 parliamentarians from nine countries to discuss ways to eliminate child slavery and trafficking, and the need for an equitable, inclusive and quality education

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Lawmakers from 9 nations unite to combat children slavery, abuse
REUTERS, Mar 28, 2015
In an initiative led by Nobel peace laureate Kailash Satyarthi, 22 parliamentarians from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Brazil, India, Nepal, the Netherlands, Pakistan, Paraguay and Turkey pledged to protect and promote the rights of children.

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Satyarthi seeks complete ban on child labour
The Hindu, April 1, 2015
“Immediate and safe passage of the Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Amendment Bill in both the Houses should be the moral responsibility of every parliamentarian,” said Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi at “The Dialogue between Civil Society and Policy Makers for the Elimination of Child Labour,” conference recently.

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Global March participates in the ILO online discussion on 'Eradicating forced and child labour from the supply chain'
22 May 2015, ILO (AP-Forced Labour Net)
The ILO estimates that 11.7 million out of global 20.9 million forced labour victims are in the Asia-Pacific region. Estimated annual illegal profits generated by forced labour in Asia-Pacific are USD 51.8 Billion, which constitutes one third of global profits from forced labour.

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Give Back Their Childhood
The Times of India, Feb 23 2015
“It is high time India passes the Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Amendment Bill and it must also increase budgetary allocation for the development and protection of our children in the new fiscal year. This will be the best investment towards a better today and a promising tomorrow for India”, says Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi.

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We Must Raise Our Voice For Children Everywhere
The Huffington Post, December 25, 2014
‘Let us together resolve that education for our children will not be overshadowed by fear and their childhood not trampled by terror”, says Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi  in this oped article.

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March with me, and stop children being robbed of childhood 
The Guardian, December 9, 2014
"Let us unite with the children. Let us preserve their innocence. Let us put every last one of them in schools. Let us teach them peace, tolerance, and courage. Let us protect their fate, and in doing so, protect our own."

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Nobel laureate Satyarthi's battle against child labour 
France24, December 11, 2014
Nobel labureate Kailash Satyarthi's battle against child labour features in FRANCE 24.

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A Child Friendly World -- Within Our Reach
The Huffington Post, December 09, 2014
The battle against child labour can only be won by the weapons of 6 E's: (i) Education (ii) Employability (iii) Entrepreneurship (iv) Efficiency (v) Equity (vi) Ethics, says Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi.

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Nobel Peace Prize: Malala Yousafzai is Like my Daughter, Says Kailash Satyarthi 
International Business Times, December 10, 2014
Indian Nobel Prize laureate Kailash Satyarthi and Pakistan's Malala Yousafzai on Tuesday stressed on the importance of trust and friendship as the key elements to sustain peace in South Asia.

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Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi win Nobel Prize 
BBC, December 10, 2014

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Malala, Satyarthi accept Nobel Peace Prize, press children's rights fight 
CNN, December 10, 2014
"I refuse to accept that the world is so poor when just one week of military expenditures can bring all children to classrooms," he said. "I refuse to accept that all the laws and constitutions and police and judges are unable to protect our children. I refuse to accept that shackles of slavery can ever be stronger than the quest for freedom", said Kailash Satyarthi in his Nobel Prize acceptance speech.

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Malala's like my daughter, honoured to share Nobel with her: Kailash Satyarthi
First Post, December 09, 2014
"Trust and friendship is important for sustainable peace between India and Pakistan," Satyarthi told reporters in Oslo on the eve of 2014 Nobel Award Ceremony.

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Malala Yousafzai, Kailash Satyarthi receive Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo
CBCNews, December 10, 2014

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My Life's Aim is to Free Every Child: Kailash Satyarthi
NDTV, December 10, 2014
"My only aim in life is to make sure that every child is a free child, I refuse to accept that all the temples, mosques, churches and prayer houses have no place for the dreams of our children," said the Nobel laureate in his acceptance speech at the Oslo City Hall. 

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Malala Yousafzai, Kailash Satyarthi receive Nobel peace prize for child campaigns
The Age, December 11, 2014
"I refuse to accept that the world is so poor, when just one week of global military expenditure is enough to bring all of our children into classrooms," he said after receiving the prize. "I refuse to accept that the shackles of slavery can ever be ... stronger than the quest for freedom."

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‘Champions of peace’ Malala Yousafzai, Kailash Satyarthi receive Nobel Peace Prize 
The Financial Express, December 10, 2014
“This award is not just for me. It is for those forgotten children who want education. It is for those frightened children who want peace. It is for those voiceless children who want change,” she said in her acceptance speech.

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Statement from World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim on 2014 Nobel Peace Prize Winners Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi
The World Bank, December 10, 2014
“This award is not just for me. It is for those forgotten children who want education. It is for those frightened children who want peace. It is for those voiceless children who want change,” she said in her acceptance speech.

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Malala Yousafzai, Kailash Satyarthi Receive Peace Nobel in Oslo
NDTV, December 10, 2014
Mr Satyarthi's NGO Bachpan Bachao Andolan (Save Childhood Movement) prides itself on liberating over 80,000 children from bonded labour in factories and workshops across India.

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Malala and Satyarthi call for education while accepting the Nobel Peace Prize
Caribbean News Desk, December 10, 2014
"I refuse to accept that the world is so poor, when just one week of global spending on armies is enough to bring all of our children into classrooms," the Indian activist declared.

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Satyarthi, Malala receive Nobel Peace Prize
India Today, December 10, 2014
Let us globalise compassion, and set our children free, says Satyarthi in his Nobel Lecture.

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Nobel Peace prizewinners Malala and Satyarthi call for action on children’s rights
Euronews, December 10, 2014
“There is no greater violence than to deny the dreams of our children. Therefore, I refuse to accept that all the temples and mosques and churches and prayer houses have no place for the dreams of our children. I refuse to accept that the world is so poor, when just one week of military expenditure can bring all the children to classrooms,” he said in his acceptance speech.

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Malala Yousafzai, Kailash Satyarthi share Nobel Peace Prize - UPI

Malala Yousafzai, Kailash Satyarthi Receive Peace Nobel in Oslo - NDTV

Kailash Satyarthi, Malala Yousafzai receive Nobel Peace Prize - The Hindu

Kailash Satyarthi, Malala receive Nobel peace prize - The Times of India

As it happened — Kailash Satyarthi, Malala Yousafzai receive Nobel Peace Prize - The Hindu

Kailash Satyarthi, Malala Yousafzai receive Nobel Peace Prize: As it happened - Zee News

Crusading for childhoods: Malala Yousafzai, Kailash Satyarthi receive Nobel Peace Prize - First Post

Champions of peace: Nobel honour for Malala Yousafzai, Kailash Satyarthi - DNA

 

Linking together the fight for girls' rights

Washigton Post, July 21, 2014
Former Prime Minister of Britain & UN Special Envoy for Global Education, Gordon Brown shares his thoughts on the 100th day of Boko Haram's abduction of the Nigerian girls.
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Lawmakers Agree on Child Protection Plan in Punjab Province, Pakistan

July 09, 2014: Members of the Punjab Assembly (PA) and civil society organisations (CSOs) have agreed to move a bill to establish a Commission for the protection of child rights in the province of Punjab, Pakistan.
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'To employ children is illegal and unethical': Activist Kailash Satyarthi
Times of India, Jun 22, 2014
Activist Kailash Satyarthi is the founder of Bachpan Bachao Andolan, an NGO that works on freeing children from bonded labour. He spoke with The Times of India about his work and more.

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Modern day slavery in Assam Tea Estates
Contrary to popular beliefs slavery still exists. A Guardian/Observer investigation follows the slave route from a tea estate through to the homes of Delhi's booming middle classes, exposing the reality of modern day slaver. The rescue operation is led by Kailash Satyarthi, Chairperson, Global March Against Child Labour and Founder Bachpan Bachao Andolan (BBA).

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The grind and grief behind the glitter
The Sydney Morning Herald, 19 January 2014
The Sydney Morning Herald covers the grim face of child labour behind mica mining; mica is a key ingredient for the billion-dollar beauty industry.

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How can we make sure every child goes to school?
World Economic Forum, November 12, 2013
UN Special Envoy for Education and Former British Prime Minister, Gordon Brown highlights the importance of education for all. With just a few more days to go for the 2015 MDG deadline, we have a long way to go before the privilege for some becomes a right for all.

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Regulate placement agencies to prevent trafficking
The Assam Tribune, 14th October 2013
It is estimated that there are over 2,000 placement agencies functioning in Delhi, but only 269 have been registered under the Delhi Shops and Establishment Act, 1954. In cities where there is a constant demand for domestic help, it is also important for people to be made aware that their domestic may be a helpless victim of trafficking.

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Admit it. You love cheap clothes. And you don't care about child slave labour
The Observer, Sunday 28 July 2013
Despite a series of revelations for the Observer about the brutal condition of child labour in garment factories, companies, western consumers and India are still complicit in turning a blind eye.

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Christmas Ornaments, Child Labor
The New York Times, 25thDecember 2012
The New York Times features Global March’s initiative under the leadership of Kailash Satyarthi whereby many child labourers were rescued from dingy and asphyxiating sweatshops of Delhi producing gift items and Christmas Ornaments for the western buyers. This rescue has placed the spot light on the irresponsibility of the western retailers not doing enough for instilling human rights in their global supply chains.

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Traffickers target northeast Indian women, sell them like cattle
The Time of India, 24 December 2012
Times of India interviews Mr. Kailash Satyarthi on the condition of girl children/ women who are trafficked from North East to a living hell in other parts of the country.

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India Must Ban Child Labor
Huffington Post, 21 December 2012
Huffington Post talks about Global March Against Child Labour and Bachpan Bachao Andolan conducting a raid operatiion rescuing many child labourers from a sweatshop in Delhi making Christmas Ornaments for the western markets.

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Child Labour Perpetuates Illiteracy, Poverty and Capital Corruption
The Sentinel, 16 December 2012
The op-ed section of The Sentinel carries Mr. Kailash Satyarthi's op-ed article "Child labour perpetuates, illiteracy, poverty and capital corruption". This article debunks the commonly held belief that poverty is the sole reason for child labour.

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A step forward towards curbing child labour and human trafficking
The Sentinel, 6 December 2012
Exclusive interview with Mr. Kailash Satyarthi, Founder Bachpan Bachao Andolan and Chairperson, Global March Against Child Labour about the March Against Child Labour and Trafficking that will be flagged off by Hon'ble Chief Justice of India, Mr. Justice Altamas Kabir from Guwahati on 8 December 2012.

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The Delhi 14
Huffington Post, 5 December 2012
Huffington Post coverage on the raid and rescue operation conducted by Mr.Kailash Satyarthi's Bachpan Bachao Andolan and Global March Against Child Labour with the help of Delhi Police on Saturday 1 December 2012 whereby 14 bonded child labourers producing Christmas ornaments and baubles to be exported to several western countries were rescued. 

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Child labour perpetuates illiteracy, poverty and corruption
Deccan Herald, 27th September 2012
This article discusses Child Labour at the most fundamental level and triangulates it with illiteracy, poverty and corruption. It aims to sensitize the masses and policy makers about the perils of Child Labour and also talks about how increased awareness on the subject and collective will of all stakeholders involved could help excoriating this crime systematically.

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North east major source of child trafficking 
Assam Tribune, 20th September 2012
Assam Tribune a leading regional daily, features a story on Mr. Kailash Satyarthi's recent participation in the round table on child labour and child trafficking organized by Assam State Legal Services Authority at Guwahati earlier last week. Mr. Satyarthi has suggested various feasible steps to the Govt. of Assam which can significantly curb these crimes against children.

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Getting ready for the new law against child labour 
The Hindu, 10th September, 2012
Mr. Kailash Satyarthi in his OPED article" Getting ready for the new law against child labour" that has been published in the National Edition of The Hindu, talks about the roles and responsibilities that all the stakeholders engaged in the fight against child labour should shouldrer in order to ensure that the proposed Child and Adolescent Labour (Prohibition) Act, is effectively implemented in the best interest of India's children.

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A Move That Could Help Reduce Child Labor
The Wall Street Journal, 29 August, 2012
In a stupendous move, Cabinet of Union Ministers of India has cleared the proposal for banning all forms of child labour till the age of 14 years. Any violation or any act done in contravention to the proposed law will be a cognizable offence and would attract imprisonment upto a maximum of 3 years and/or a fine upto a maximum of Rs. 50,000.00. Cabinet's clearance to the amendments in the existing Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act, 1986 is an unprecedented step taken by the Government in 65 years of Indian Independence.

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Global March commits to action to end child labour in agriculture 
IUF, 20th August 2012
Global March commits to action to end child labour in agriculture - A snapshot on International Conference on Child Labour in Agriculture on The International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco and Allied Workers' Associations' (IUF) website.

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Child Labour Advocates come together for three days of sharing and strategizing
Stop Child Labour, 07th August 2012
Child Labour Coalition's coverage on Global March Against Child Labour's International Conference on Child Labour in Agriculture held in Washinton DC in the last week of July under the leadership of Mr. Kailash Satyarthi. This conference was inaugurated by Senator Tom Harkin and was attended by 160 delegates from 39 countries across the world.

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Framework of Action on Child Labour in Agriculture 
Media Voices for Children, 31st July 2012
The Framework of Action that emerged out of the mutual consultative process among all the stakeholders of Global March's International Conference on Child Labour in Agriculture has been uploaded for reference by Mediavoicesforchildren.

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A Week of Accomplishments
Media Voices for Children, 12th June 2012
This article highlights the resounding success of National Consultation on Child Labour Free India, jointly convened by Global March Against Child Labour and its partner organization in India, Bachpan Bachao Andolan on 11th - 12th May 2012 at constitution Club, New Delhi, wherein the Hon'ble Minister of Labour and Employment, Govt. of India, Mr. Mallikarjun Kharge, announced that India is gearing for a Child Labour Abolition Act).

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Bt cotton thrives at cost of child labour 
Deccan Herald, 05th May 2012
News article on "Dirty Cotton" a research commissioned by Global March Against Child Labour revealing endemic use of child labour and farmers' rights' violations in BT Cotton Seed, BT Cotton and Non BT Cotton cultivation. This is a first of its kind study elaborating upon the socio-economic factors that foster Child Labour to be employed in the BT Cotton Seed, BT Cotton and Non BT Cotton cultivation.

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Shanti's tale sheds light on child labour
The National, 5 April 2012
The National- Abu Dhabi reports on Mr. Kailash Satyarthi's comments over the recent incident where a doctor couple locked their 13 year old domestic help "Shanti" with very little food that ran out in 2 days and went holidaying to Bangkok.

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No kidding: Children bring out poll wishlist 
Hindustan Times, 4 April 2012
As Delhi braces up for Municipal Corporation Elections, Mr. Kailash Satyarthi along with other members of Bachpan Bachao Andolan kicked off a child friendly Delhi Campaign releasing an ideal child friendly manifesto requesting the candidates across all the 272 municipal wards to adopt the demands of children.

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Pakistan: Fifty-Three Students Rescued from A Madrassa – Global March Press Release
http://www.endchildlabor.org, 17th December 2011 
Mr. Kailash Satyarthi condemning inhuman treatment meted out to 53 children at a madarsa (seminary) in Pakistan. The children were rescued from tyranny and bondage earlier on 14th December 2011 by the Pakistani Police.

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"Global March against Child Labour" arrives in Geneva
EKD-Bulletin 03/1998
In May, 40 former child workers and representatives from children's rights organisations came to Germany on their way to Geneva. The goal of the "Global March against Child Labour", which was called by Kailash Satyarthi, head of the South Asian Alliance against Child Slavery, was a conference of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) that met in Geneva at the beginning of June to discuss a new convention on child labour.

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Global march against child labour begins
Saturday, January 17, 1998
Hundreds of children have been marching through Manila, the Philippine capital, at the start of a huge international protest against child labour.