Kailash Satyarthi

Global March on Child Labor: Model for Action Worldwide

  • November 8, 2017
  • Solidarity Center

“Trade unions and NGOs must work together” to end child labor, asserted Nobel Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi as he summed up a two-day gathering of more than 40 child labor activist organizations from around the world in Seville, Spain. Participants at “Forum Spain-Americas: Civil Society for the Sustained Elimination of Child Labor” met last week… [READ MORE]

Kailash Satyarthi: Unions Essential to Ending Child Labor

  • August 10, 2017
  • Nathan Benevides

Kailash Satyarthi, a Solidarity Center ally, won the Nobel Prize in 2014 for his lifelong efforts to end child labor. He began this work much earlier, in 1986 in Jharkand province—one of India’s poorest regions at the time, a place where child labor was common across a variety of industries. Since then, Satyarthi has freed… [READ MORE]

Child Rights: Laureates and Leaders Step Up

Writes Solidarity Center’s Tim Ryan: “Over the past 20 years, awareness and activism around the issues of child labor, slavery and human trafficking have grown significantly, mirrored by both growing economic inequality and broad concerns about that inequity. [There] is a clear recognition that decent work for adults can create a more secure environment for… [READ MORE]

UN Finally Puts Child Slavery on Development Agenda

  • September 28, 2015
  • Tim Ryan

Last week the United Nations passed its next set of commitments for development, the “Sustainable Development Goals,” for the coming 15 years and added important labor issues that its member states are obligated to prioritize. “This is significant,” said child labor crusader and Nobel Prize Laureate Kailash Satyarthi at the UN Summit, “because for the… [READ MORE]

‘We Are Here to Denounce All Forms of Child Slavery’

  • June 17, 2015
  • Jeff C. Wheeler

Saying that “168 million children are producing wealth, producing clothes, producing shoes, the things that you and I use,” child rights advocate Kailash Satyarthi told a crowd gathered yesterday at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.: “We are here to say that we denounce all forms of child slavery, of human slavery.” On the 157th… [READ MORE]

World’s Lawmakers Told to Focus on Ending Child Labor

Twenty years ago, child labor was the norm in many countries around the world but “today, that is not the case,” said Tim Ryan, Solidarity Center Asia Director. “Child labor is not acceptable. Changing attitudes can be accelerated.” Ryan spoke yesterday at a gathering of elected lawmakers from Asia and Latin America about the importance… [READ MORE]

Democracy Thrives When Workers Share Economic Pie

The United States and India are connected by a common philosophy and a common history of resistance to oppression. And trade unions are key to greater equality and inclusion, said Fred Redmond, international vice president of the United Steelworkers, at a conference in Delhi this week that focused on how democracy in Asia can be… [READ MORE]

Kailash Satyarthi, Solidarity Center Ally, Wins Nobel

Labor and human rights activist and long-time Solidarity Center ally Kailash Satyarthi won the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize, the Nobel committee announced this morning. He shares the prestigious award with Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani girl who survived a brutal 2012 Taliban attack for her stance on girls’ education. As a grassroots activist, Satyarthi has led the… [READ MORE]