The Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation envisions a world where every child is free,
safe, healthy and educated.
Preserve "child rights" through historically tackling violence against children- abuse, lack of education and lack of health
Be recognized as a "global voice for violence against children" through movement creation and research
Enable global and national policy and its implementation to protect children
Capacity Build up
Build capacity of all stakeholders – government, businesses/ corporates ,grassroots organizations/ civil society to full potential
Become a global platform to recommend best practices in implementation, policy/regulatory frameworks and remove the trust deficit between various stakeholders
Mr. Kailash Satyarthi has been a tireless global advocate of children’s rights for four decades now. He left a lucrative career as an Electrical Engineer and started ‘Bachpan Bachao Andolan’ (Save the Childhood Movement) to rescue children and their families from the shackles of slavery paving way for their reintegration into mainstream society. Under his aegis, the movement has rescued over 87,000 children from the scourge of bondage, trafficking and exploitative labour till date.
In 1998, Mr. Satyarthi conceived and led the largest civil society network for the most exploited children- the Global March against Child Labour that traversed across 103 countries covering 80,000 Kms, mobilizing unions, civil society and most importantly, children with a sole demand for an ILO Convention on Worst Forms of Child Labour. This march led to the adoption of ILO Convention 182 on the Worst Forms of Child Labour which went on to become the fastest ratified convention in the history of ILO. Read Full
Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi in the News