The documentary film Kailash, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, has won the US Grand Jury Prize at the festival. The Derek Doneen-directed documentary is based on Nobel Peace Prize-winning activist Kailash Satyarthi.
LOS ANGELES: A film on the life of Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi has won the US Documentary Grand Jury Award at the Sundance Film Festival.
Desiree Akhavan’s film “The Miseducation of Cameron Post,” about a young woman sent to a gay conversion therapy camp, won the Grand Jury Prize in the U.S. dramatic competition. The film’s star, Chloë Grace Moretz, dedicated the award to survivors of the discredited practice. “We want this movie to shine a light that it is only illegal in nine states out of the 50 states of this country to practice sexual conversion therapy,” she said in her acceptance speech.
Nobel Peace Laureates talks about Modern Slavery in World Economic Forum,Davos. “I demand a global agency be urgently set up by @UN to investigate & prosecute traffickers and sex offenders. The work needs to start with listing global sex offenders and companies using slaves & child labour with ensuring a traffickers registry to name & shame perpetrators of this organised crime. He further said corporates can lead the charge to end modern slavery.
NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Forget jargon-filled monologues, raids to rescue enslaved Indian children inject drama into a documentary about Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi, who hopes the film will inspire viewers to play a part in the global fight to eradicate modern slavery.
Derek Doneen looks at the work of Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi in a documentary with hints of Jason Bourne-style action and lots of uplift.
A somewhat controversial first Indian Nobel Prize winner at home gets a laudatory documentary portrait in “Kailash.” Derek Doneen’s feature directorial debut, after working on prior projects for producer Davis Guggenheim, can hardly help but rivet attention with the alarmingly still-widespread issue of child slavery as its subject. Driven activist Kailash Satyarthi has spent decades fighting for an end to the practice in India, with major ripple impacts across the globe. Still, the film’s edge, if not its worthiness, is slightly dulled by an over-slick approach that in the end makes it feel less like reportage than a first-class fundraising video.
For more than at most festivals, Sundance's independently made, often out-of-nowhere movies are huge unknowns for audiences. Will the film you've signed up for turn out to be a monster hit such as last year's "The Big Sick" or something so lamentable you can't remember its name a week later? You pay your money and you take your chance.
Mr. Satyarthi addressed a meeting with representatives of the child welfare and labour departments and various NGOs organised by the Vivekananda Youth Association on 27th November in Vijaywada.
Emphasising the need for eradicating child labour, Mr. Satyarthi said, “Across the world there are 218 million child labourers including 152 million children who do full-time jobs. At the same time, globally there are 210 million young people who are jobless. When so many adults are jobless how can one justify child labour? Why are we not able to give jobs to adults? This shows the apathy and lack of understanding of such issues and the economic imperatives connecting them.” “If the child labour is eradicated, about 210 million jobs can be created for adults,” he said.
Kailash Satyarthi said, “Every child should be free to dream and society must take the moral responsibility to fulfill their dreams. These former child labourers in Vijayawada shared their dreams with me today. They want to become district magistrate, engineer and police officer. And govt. is helping them.”
Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu along with Nobel laureate and children’s rights activist Kailash Satyarthi launched the Amaravati Declaration on empowerment of women at Siddhartha College grounds here on Monday evening.
Kailash Satyarthi said, “The historic ‘Amaravati Declaration’ for the empowerment of women was launched in Andhra Pradesh. I congratulate the visionary, highly professional and compassionate CM N Chandrababu Naidu and State Assembly Speaker for their leadership.”
Amaravati Declaration is a compendium on the guidelines for women empowerment formulated by the State govt., based on the ideas, issues and problems discussed at the National Women’s Parliament held in February this year at Pavitra Sangamam.
Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi has underlined the need for young entrepreneurs to find technological solutions to social problems like child labour, and trafficking. “A combination of ideas and ideals as changemakers will usher in a tide of change,” he said at the ‘Road to GES’, which was inaugurated by IT Minister K.T. Rama Rao.
Kailash Satyarthi said, “We must ask ourselves how we can use technology to build platforms which promote global citizenship, which promote responsibility and plurality towards the planet, the culture and toward everyone.” He added by saying that through technological solutions we must solve problems in the fields of education, health and crimes against children, and promote global citizenship to help shape a new world. #RoadToGES in Hyderabad
New Delhi: Saturday night in the Capital witnessed historic events in more ways than one as The Sufi Route, a concert for peace, was held at the Qutub Minar, one of the most iconic monuments of India. Curated by Friday Filmworks, INvision Entertainment and Invloed Matrix, The Sufi Route left scores of attendees enthralled by Sufi music and dance performances.
Today is Children’s Day. For India to have a future, our children deserve a present that is safer, healthier and more empowering. But we Indians seem to have a peculiar gift of transforming solemn and celebratory occasions into sham rituals devoid of any real substance. This Children’s Day let’s focus on fundamental rights of our children and their future instead of long speeches.
The IV Global Conference on the Sustained Eradication of Child Labour drew nearly 2000 delegates from 190 countries to the Argentine capital. The declared aim of the Conference, organised by the Argentine Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security with technical assistance from the International Labour Organisation (ILO), was to “take stock of the progress made” since the previous meeting, held in 2013 in Brasilia.
Guest of honour 2014 Nobel Peace Prize-winner Kailash Satyarthi said he was “confident that the young will be able to steer the situation that we are leaving them,” but warned that it would not make sense to hold a new conference in four years if the situation remains the same.
“We know that children are used because they are the cheapest labour force. But I ask how much longer we are going to keep coming to these conferences to go over the same things again. The next meeting should be held only if it is to celebrate achievements,” Kailash Satyarthi said.
Mr. Satyarthi added by saying that each one of us has a divine power which makes us a changemaker. We must use this power to end violence against children. He said, “The future of the world of work, the world of society and the world of economy should not be dictated by experts. Youth should be the driver of the present for a free, safe and educated future. Let the next Global Conference on sustained eradication of child labour be the celebration of the end of violence against children. Let it not be about failing our children.”
He appealed to Labour Ministers from 50 countries present at #CLConf17 in Argentina to be bold, demonstrate leadership and reach out to their Heads of States for coordinated and integrated realisation of SDGs on children’s rights.
Addressing the crowd in Spain, Mr. Satyarthi said, “I refuse to accept that the purpose of education is to produce parts, tools or fuel for growth engine. Education should produce responsible & empowered citizens and compassionate human beings.”
Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu in the presence of Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi announced an ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh along with assurance of government jobs to two survivors of sex trafficking at the Bharat Yatra event in Kurnool.
Child rights activist Kailash Satyarthi and his wife Sumedha were the special guests on Monday's episode of Kaun Banega Crorepati 9. Amitabh Bachchan's show is coming to an end with Tuesday's episode as the season finale. Mr Satyarthi had a rather smooth journey on the Hot Seat with occasional excerpts from the life of a person who is known for his struggle against child labour and abuse.
or us, the Bharat Yatra is just the beginning of a journey. I am convinced that India will be safe only when our children are safe.
Nobel laureate and child rights activist Kailash Satyarthi today said child abuse had emerged as an epidemic in society. It was unfortunate that family members were involved in more than 70 per cent child abuse cases.
He said a collective battle was required to fight against the evil for ensuring safe childhood. He said this while interacting with mediapersons after his Bharat Yatra reached Rewari.
Kailash Satyarthi was in Srinagar as part of the Bharat Yatra, flagged off in Srinagar by CM Mehbooba Mufti, to raise awareness about crimes against children.
Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi today said his Bharat Yatra was a countrywide campaign to raise awareness about child rights and justice to children.
Speaking at a symposium on Surakshit bachpan surakshit Bharat held at Paramartha Niketan Rishikesh, Satyarthi said the campaign which began on September 11 from Kanyakumari was aimed at stopping the crimes against children, including trafficking. The Nobel Peace Prize awardee, who arrived in Rishikesh today in the course of his Bharat Yatra, called on Paramartha Niketan chief Swami Chidananda Saraswati.
Implementation and execution of Protection of Children from Sexual Offence (POCSO) Act in our country is in a very poor state. The situation of pending cases under the Act is such that even if no more new cases are registered from today onwards, it would take more than 15 years to dispose of the already registered cases, said Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi while addressing media.
Nobel Laureate and child rights activist Kailash Satyarthi’s month-long march Bharat Yatra against child sexual abuse, rape and trafficking has reached Assam.
The yatra, which was flagged off from Kanyakumari and will culminate in New Delhi, is supported by six smaller states, including Assam, West Bengal and Odisha.
On Thursday, the new child policy for the state was launched in the presence of Minister Pankaja Munde, Nobel laureate Dr Kailash Satyarthi, Chairman of Maharashtra State Commission For Protection of Child Rights (MSCPCR) Pravin Ghuge, among others .
Nobel Peace laureate Kailash Satyarthi on Tuesday said sexual exploitation of children has spread like an epidemic in the country and called upon people to fight against the evil.
In December 2013, the country was still reeling from the Delhi gang rape that had left the national conscience permanently wounded. Less than six months later, a five-year-old girl was kidnapped at Gandhinagar in New Delhi and while police registered an FIR, nothing else moved for the investigation and recovery of the child. Two days later, she was found bleeding and unconscious, tied up in the basement of her building with an oil bottle and candle inside her.
GUWAHATI: Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi on Friday emphasised on the need for a strong anti-trafficking bill.
Satyarthi was in Guwahati to participate in Bharat Yatra. The Nobel Peace Laureate said: "We are in this fight together and must fight against the darkness of abuse. The North-East is the mirror of the country and if we want to change India's mind-set, we must start with a change in the North-East.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Friday said that his government will soon introduce a Bill in the state assembly that will ensure that child molester are hanged.
BENGALURU: On Day 2 of his Bharat Yatra in Bengaluru, Nobel peace laureate Kailash Satyarthi asked, "In a great country like India, how can you allow or accept a child getting killed in school?" "Child abuse is spreading like an epidemic.Even the safest places for children are not as safe now. We have been fighting for so long against child abuse, but is the message being adopted by everyone? No. People think until it's their child, it doesn't matter.
It's high time we connected with our children with compassion so that they share about their lives and things affecting them, instead of taking things into their hand," said the child rights crusader. He was addressing members of the Rotary Clubs of Cubbon Park, R T Nagar and Bangalore southeast at Rotary District 3190 ICGF on Youth Service on Sunday.The event was held at Samskruthi Brindavan Convention Centre, J P Nagar.
Chennai: The Bharat Yatra, undertaken by Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi reached Chennai, and the march in the City was flagged off on the 13th of September, with High Court Chief Justice Indira Banerjee as the guest of honour at the event held at Stella Maris college. The Bharat Yatra entered its third day. It was flagged off from the Vivekananda Rock Memorial, Kanniyakumari on Monday,11th September, in the presence of Sh. Pon Radhakrishnan, Union Minister of State for Shipping and Finance.
Justice Banerjee addressed an audience of students, youth and other dignitaries, expressing her concern at the growing instances of child abuse and rape across the country. “Society has a responsibility towards children. Innocent children grow up to be the adults we want them to be. If educated they will grow up as responsible citizens.Right to life includes in it's fold all the basic human rights.Therefore, the fundamental duty of citizens is to take care of their children.”said Justice Banerjee
Nobel Peace laureate Kailash Satyarthi’s 35-day Bharat Yatra, an effort to ensure a safe childhood for future generations, was launched at the Vivekananda Rock Memorial, Kanyakumari on September 11. ‘Nikal Pade Hein‘, written by Satyarthi, composed by Indian Ocean, and featuring Sonam Kalra has, within 24 hours, crossed two million views on Facebook and YouTube.
Amit Kilam from Indian Ocean said, We need a few more people in India like Kailash Satyarthi ji who work for the people. Pure dedication and sincerity in fighting for the rights of children and keeping them safe. We are happy and honoured to walk a few steps with him by making the ‘Nikal Pade Hain’ song for the Bharat Yatra!
KOCHI: Nobel Peace laureate and child rights activist Kailash Satyarthi who has launched his Bharat Yatra from Kanyakumari to Delhi on September 11, marking the launch of his three-year campaign against child rape and child sexual abuse and trafficking, has asked parents and guardians to become true friends of children and encourage them to speak out.
“If children have the confidence to share incidents with family members, and if family members realize that silence is not an option, then half battle in crimes against children would be won,” says Mr Satyarthi.