Quotes by: Kailash Satyarthi
If you keep on buying things made by child slaves in such conditions, you are equally responsible for the perpetration of slavery.
India may be a land of over a 100 problems, but it is also a place for a billion solutions.
World's children cannot wait any longer. While international community debates and issues recommendations, statements and fine speeches, world's children - marginalised, socially excluded, poor and vulnerable - continue to suffer.
More than 30 years ago, when I had embarked upon the fight against child labour, it was not even considered an issue worth any discussion. It was accepted as a way of life in India, much like it was in other countries. Today, no country or business or society can throw this issue away.
I call for a march from exploitation to education, from poverty to shared prosperity, a march from slavery to liberty, and a march from violence to peace.
Childhood means simplicity. Look at the world with the child's eye - it is very beautiful.
As the anti-slavery community, we must together ensure that this attention is transferred into concrete action and results.
The biggest challenge or biggest crisis knocking on the doors of humankind is fear and intolerance.
For me, peace is a fundamental human right of every child; it is inevitable and divine.
Today, I see thousands of Mahatma Gandhis, Martin Luther Kings, and Nelson Mandelas marching forward and calling on us. The boys and girls have joined. I have joined in. We ask you to join, too.
Elimination of child labour and access to education are like two sides of one coin. One cannot be achieved without the other.
The fight against child slavery is the fight against traditional mindset, policy deficit, and lack of accountability and urgency for children across the globe.
I am positive that I would see the end of child labour around the world in my lifetime, as the poorest of the poor have realised that education is a tool that can empower them.
We still have a soft approach on the perpetrators of crimes like worst forms of child labour.
Child slavery is a crime against humanity. Humanity itself is at stake here. A lot of work still remains, but I will see the end of child labor in my lifetime.
Today it is time for every child to have a right to life, right to freedom, right to health, right to education, safety, the right to dignity, right to equality, and right to peace.
Child labor perpetuates poverty, unemployment, illiteracy, population growth, and other social problems.