Meet the man who’s helped save 83,500 children from slavery

Meet the man who’s helped save 83,500 children from slavery

“There is no greater violence than to deny the dreams of our children.”

This is the warning Kailash Satyarthi had for the world when he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize alongside Malala Yousafzai in 2014 for his “struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education.”

Kailash was only 26 years old when he left his job as a teacher to found Bachpan Bachao Andolan, a grassroots organisation that advocates for children’s rights. Since then, the movement has rescued more than 83,500 individuals from trafficking, slavery, and child labour all while leading the fight for child protectionist laws across India.

More than three decades later, he’s continued to champion the importance of education in building sustainable societies with promising futures, arguing that communities that provide children with safety, education, and good health are more likely to prosper.

Speaking to ONE on a recent visit, Kailash led an inspiring discussion as he spoke passionately about children’s rights and reminded us of the importance of fighting for education.

So, what are we waiting for?

Join us and take action today to show world leaders that all #GirlsCount!

Girls Count

All girls count.

130 million girls don’t have access to an education. So we’re asking the world to count them, one by one.

All girls count.

130 million girls don’t have access to an education. So we’re asking the world to count them, one by one.

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