Kailash Satyarthi Awarded Nobel Peace Prize
The 2014 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to both Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai “for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education.”
Since 1980, Satyarthi has worked to liberate India’s children from slavery, trafficking, and child labor. According to his foundation, Bachpan Bachao Andolan (Save the Childhood Movement), Satyarthi has acted to protect the rights of over 80,000 children in India through peaceful, nonviolent protests.
When asked about his feeling on winning the Nobel Peace Prize, Satyarthi said this was “an honor to children in slavery,” and “a great moment for all those children.”
The 2014 Nobel Peace Prize was also co-awarded to Malala Yousafzai for her tireless campaigning for universal education and her particular emphasis on the education of girls and young women.
Learn more about both of these incredible people’s work in this video!
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