Kailash Satyarthi: The activist who made child rights fashionable

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New Delhi: Possibly India’s best known face against child labour, Kailash Satyarthi shares this year’s Nobel Peace Prize with Pakistani child rights activist Malala. He and his organisation, Bachpan Bachao Andolan (BBA) – the Save Childhood Movement, have single-handedly brought to centre-stage the debate on child rights in India.

Satyarthi and the BBA have so far freed 80,000 children from servitude, including bonded labourers, and helped in their successful re-integration, rehabilitation and education.

Officially there are only about five million child workers in India, but NGOs and others say the actual figure is ten times as much.

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