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Kailash Satyarthi

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Kailash Satyarthi
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Kailash Satyarthi in 2012
Born (1954-01-11) 11 January 1954 (age 66)
OccupationActivist for children's rights and children's education
Known forActivism
AwardsRobert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award
Medal of the Italian Senate
Alfonso Comin International Award
International Peace Prize, Germany
Defenders of Democracy Award
2014 Nobel Peace Prize

Kailash Satyarthi (born 11 January 1954) is an Indian children's rights activist.[1] He founded the Bachpan Bachao Andolan (Save the Childhood Movement) in 1980. He has acted to protect the rights of 80,000 children.[2][3]

He was awarded the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize, along with Malala Yousafzai, "for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education".[4][5]

References[change | change source]

  1. P.J. George. "Malala, Kailash Satyarthi win Nobel Peace Prize". The Hindu.
  2. "'Nobel peace prize 'an honour to children in slavery', Kailash Satyarthi says'". The Times of India. Reuters. 2014-10-10. Retrieved 2014-10-10.
  3. "Who is Kailash Satyarthi?". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 2014-10-10.
  4. "The Nobel Peace Prize 2014". Nobel Foundation. 10 October 2014. Retrieved 10 October 2014.
  5. (in French) « Le prix Nobel de la paix attribué à Malala Yousafzai et Kailash Satyarthi », Ijsberg Magazine, 10 octobre 2014