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Child Marriage Free India

70,000 women and girls, supported by Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi, are leading the Child Marriage Free India campaign. Launched in 10,000 villages from the Himalayas to the Indian Ocean, the campaigns aims to significantly reduce child marriage rates across India over the next three years.

Justice for Africa's Children

There are now more child laborers in Africa than the rest of the world combined, a crisis that must be addressed by funding and implementing strong social protections. Laureates and Leaders for Children, an initiative of the Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation US, is mobilizing Nobel laureates and leaders from around the world to call for justice for Africa’s children. Find out more about our work on this campaign.

Fighting the rise in child labor

“I am angry to say that 1 out of 5 children in Africa are working as child laborers, whereas in the rest of the world, 1 out of 10 children are working. When we first held this conference, the number of child laborers in Africa and the number now is the same – between 1997 and now. And in the meantime, the wealth of the world has doubled. You cannot blame Africa. I am angry to say this is happening because of a discriminatory world order.”

At the Fifth Global Conference on the Elimination of Child Labor, the Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation US supported a large delegation of child labor survivors and activists, led by Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi.

Watch The Price of Free

Kailash Satyarthi left a career as an electrical engineer and started Bachpan Bachao Andolan (Save the Childhood Movement) to rescue children from slavery. Learn about the story of our founder, told through the stories of rescued child laborers, in the award-winning documentary, The Price of Free.

ABOUT US

Nobel Peace Laureate Mr. Satyarthi’s experience and proven track record of almost 4 decades at both the grassroots and global policy level uniquely position him to expand and build his work globally through the Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation (KSCF).

We believe that all children must live freely with dignity and have the fundamental right to be safe, healthy and educated in order to realize their potential. In order to make this a reality, KSCF focuses on the 3Ps: Policy, Practice and People.

Policy:  Identify gaps in policy, share research and practical solutions, and build the capacity of governments, businesses and communities to ensure policies and laws meet children’s needs and are enforced.

Practice: Scale proven child-friendly programs and practices to ensure the freedom, health and education of children and youth.

People: Tap the power of children and young people to fight for their own freedom and rights, and stand up for millions of their peers living in exploitation.

Central to all our work is partnership – building trust and collaboration between and among key stakeholders. KSCF will bring together governments, the private sector and civil society (including youth) to create a solid alliance of individuals, organizations, businesses and nations, standing together until no child anywhere is deprived of their freedom.

In addition, KSCF US supports KSCF India in many of its programs through research and outreach efforts.

OUR WORK

Policy​

We work to strengthen policy, share research and practical solutions to build the capacity of governments, businesses and communities in creating a child-friendly world.

Practice

We engage with children and stakeholders in communities for promoting a child-friendly environment.

People

We engage, inspire and mobilize diverse groups to free children from slavery and exploitation.

OUR WORK

Policy​

We work to strengthen policy, share research and practical solutions to build the capacity of governments, businesses and communities in creating a child-friendly world.

Practice

We engage with children and stakeholders in communities for promoting a child-friendly environment.

People

We engage, inspire and mobilize diverse groups to free children from slavery and exploitation.

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CHILDREN OUT OF SCHOOL

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