Kailash Satyarthi - Nobel Laureate
Kailash Satyarthi - Facts
Born: 11 January 1954, Vidisha, India
Prize motivation: "for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education"
Works against Child Labor
Much of the world's population, especially in poor countries, is made up of children and young people. To achieve a peaceful world, it is crucial that the rights of children and young people be respected. Following the tradition of Mahatma Gandhi, Indian activist Kailash Satyarthi has waged a peaceful struggle to stop children being exploited as labor instead of attending school. He has also contributed to the development of international conventions on the rights of children.