Mr. Kailash Satyarthi is a world-renowned Indian children's rights activist. He is a Nobel Peace Prize recipient and founder of Bachpan Bachao Andolan (lit. Save Childhood Movement), the Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation, Global March Against Child Labor, and GoodWeave International.
To date, Mr. Satyarthi and his team at Bachpan Bachao Andolan have liberated more than 87,000 children in India from child labor, slavery and trafficking. In 1998, he conceived and led the Global March against Child Labor, an 80,000 km-long march across 103 countries to put forth a global demand against child labor. The movement became one of the largest social movements ever on behalf of exploited children. The demands of the marchers, which included children and youth, were reflected in the draft of the ILO Convention 182 on the Worst Forms of Child Labor. The following year, the Convention was unanimously adopted at the ILO Conference in Geneva.