Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Kailash Satyarthi Scheduled to Visit Silicon Valley

Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Kailash Satyarthi Scheduled to Visit Silicon Valley

April 29, 2016 | Author: Ronak D. Desai | Affiliate at the Belfer Center's India and South Asia Program at Harvard University.

2014 Nobel Prize Laureate Kailash Satyarthi will travel to Silicon Valley for a two-day visit beginning May 6.

A tireless advocate of children’s rights, Mr. Satyarthi has spent the last three decades of his life rescuing more than 85,000 children from exploitation in India and pioneering the country’s first child protection laws. His work advocating for global policy has been credited with protecting children from all over the world from the worst forms of abuse and exploitation. His relentless activism catalyzed an international movement which now enjoys millions of supporters ranging from grassroots activists to heads of state. The impact of his work has been significant and far-reaching. The International Labor Organization adopted and ratified Convention No. 182 regarding the worst forms of child labor—now a central guideline for governments worldwide—largely as a result of his efforts.

In 2014, the international community recognized Mr. Satyarthi’s profound work by jointly awarding him the Nobel Peace Prize for his “struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education.”  

The Nobel Peace Prize has further reaffirmed Mr. Satyarthi’s resolve to end child slavery around the world. In 2015, he founded the Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation with an aim to build a world where every child is free, healthy and in school. Ultimately, his dream is to definitively end violence and abuse against children. The Foundation is working to realize his dream of ending child slavery and child labor in his lifetime.

Mr. Satyarthi will begin his two-day visit to Silicon Valley on May 6 where he will engage with the Indian Diaspora and the local community. He will also deliver the closing keynote address at TiECon 2016. On May 8, he will deliver remarks about his inspiring story at a free public event hosted by the ICC at 525 Los Coches Street in Milpitas, at 2:30pm.

To attend, please rsvp: https://www.indiacc.org/KailashSatyarthi

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