Stanford Angels & Entrepreneurs, Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality, and the Stanford Handa Center for Human Rights hosted inspiring Nobel laureate and children’s rights activist Kailash Satyarthi on Thursday, February 8 at Stanford University. Radhika Shah, CoPresident at Stanford Angels & Entrepreneurs, moderated the event with opening remarks from David Grusky from the Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality with an inspiring call to action from student Elisa Sophia Steffen in closing.
About Mr. Kalaish Satyarthi:
Mr. Satyarthi has been a tireless advocate of children’s rights for over three decades. He and the grassroots movement founded by him, Bachpan Bachao Andolan (Save the Childhood Movement), have liberated more than 86,000 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 which raises consumer awareness 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.”