Satyarthi Fights for Child Slaves; Wins WCP

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NEW DEHLI, India — Three champions of children’s rights are honored every year by the World’s Children’s Prize (WCP).  Kailash Satyarthi will receive a $50,000 award.  Her mission is to free child slaves in India.

There are 215 million children who are victims of child labor; 60 million of them are from India.  About I/3 of the poorest people on earth live in India.  Poverty is a primary factor leading to human trafficking of India children.  Traffickers made promises to children and their families that the child will be sent to school.  Instead they used to supply labor in seriously dangerous conditions.

 

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