Distinguished Speaker Seminar: Kailash Satyarthi
Saïd Business School is thrilled to welcome Nobel Peace Prize winner, Kailash Satyarthi, to speak at the School on Tuesday 25 April as part of our Distinguished Speaker Seminar series.
Ending child slavery and exploitation
Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kailash Satyarthi will speak about the fight against modern slavery, sharing his experiences rescuing over 84,000 child slaves and labourers, the Global March that secured the first ever ILO definition on child labour and education campaigning in over 100 countries to ensure all children in the world get to go to school.
Kailash will also introduce the new 100 million for 100 million campaign that was launched with 5,000 students and the President of India in December. It aims to be the biggest mobilisation in history and help globalise compassion at this increasing time of nationalism. Kailash will explain how individuals can make a difference and ensure all children are safe, free and educated.
About the speaker
Mr Satyarthi has been a tireless advocate of children’s rights for over three decades. He and the grassroot movement founded by him, Bachpan Bachao Andolan (Save the Childhood Movement), have liberated more than 84,000 children from exploitation and developed a successful model for their education and rehabilitation. Mr Satyarthi has been the architect of the single largest civil society network for the most exploited children, the Global March Against Child Labour, whose mobilization of unions, civil society and most importantly, children, led to the adoption of ILO Convention 182 on the worst forms of child labour in 1999. He is also the founding president of the Global Campaign for Education, an exemplar civil society movement working to end the global education crisis and GoodWeave International for raising consumer awareness and positive action in the carpet industry. In 2014, he was jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for “struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education.
About the event
The seminar is open for anyone to attend and will take place at Saïd Business School. Please remember that registration is required to attend this event.
Please note that filming, live streaming and photography will be taking place during this event. By entering and participating you are giving your permission to be recorded and for the University to use the media in the future.