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Kailash Satyarthi: Ending the Worst Forms of Child Labor

Born in 1954 in Vidisha, India, Kailash worked to help under-privileged students from a very early age. He is the founder of the Global March Against Child Labour, the Bachpan Bachao Andolan (Save the Childhood Movement), the South Asian Coalition on Child Servitude (SACCS), and the world’s first child labour-free social labelling system, RUGMARK.
Kailash leads raid and rescue missions despite several attacks on his life. He and his colleagues at BBA have liberated over 76,129 bonded and child labourers and helped rehabilitate and provide education to tens of thousands of children.

This interview discussing the promise of Education for All was shot in 2000.

For a transcript of this interview, click here

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3 Responses to “Kailash Satyarthi: Ending the Worst Forms of Child Labor”

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  2. Enjoyed listening to your 2000 video Kailash Satyarthi: Ending the Worst Forms of Child Labor

    Last year in February 2010, I spent 3-4 weeks researching and “getting a feel” for work being conducted in 20 villages around Mewat district of Haryana State for a major NGO … I have to admit, I really saw no great changes … just because they were building toilets instead of going into the fields … the NGOs feel there was great change …

    For the past two decades, I have been filming the strong spirit of Rural India for the West to understand that they should look beyond what they consider “poverty”.

    I have now completed a short 4 min film on EMPOWERING THE GIRL CHILD : CHILD MARRIAGES … and placed it on YouTube.com

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AfRnmPFSMxE

    and would love to hear your comments ?

  3. Petra Lent says:

    Thank you, Vinanti. I enjoyed your video as well!

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