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  • The grind and grief behind the glitter
    The Guardian, March 01, 2014: Contrary to popular beliefs slavery still exists. A Guardian/Observer investigation follows the slave route from a tea estate through to the homes of Delhi's booming middle classes, exposing the reality of modern day slaver. The rescue operation is led by Kailash Satyarthi, Chairperson, Global March Against Child Labour and Founder Bachpan Bachao Andolan (BBA).
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  • Christmas Ornaments, Child Labor
    (25thDecember 2012): - New York Times features, Bachpan Bachao Andolan's initiative under the leadership of Mr. Kailash Satyarthi whereby many child labourers were rescued from dingy and asphyxiating sweatshops of Delhi producing gift items and Christmas Ornaments for the western buyers. This rescue has placed the spot light on the irresponsibility of the western retailers not doing enough for instilling human rights in their global supply chains.
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  • UN Special Envoy for Global Education features a documentary End Child Labour
    (23rd December 2012): UN Special Envoy for Global Education features a documentary End Child Labour, which is based on the raid and rescue conducted under the aegis of Mr. Kailash Satyarthi by Bachpan Bachao Andolan with the help of Delhi Police where many child labourers were rescued from sweat shops making christmas ornaments and gift items mean to be shipped to West for the festive season.
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  • Child Labour Perpetuates Illiteracy, Poverty and Capital Corruption
    (16 December 2012): This week's op-ed section of The Sentinel carries Mr. Kailash Satyarthi's op-ed article "Child labour perpetuates, illiteracy, poverty and capital corruption". This article debunks the commonly held belief that poverty is the sole reason for child labour.
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  • Child Trafficking: A burning concern
    (12th December 2012): North East's leading daily Seven Sisters Post featured Mr. Kailash Satyarthi's interview: Child Trafficking: A burning concern giving an indepth about the magnitude of the problem and the trends that surfaced during the march against child labour and trafficking from Guwahati to Dhubri.
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  • Assam: a hub of child trafficking
    (08th December 2012): Assam Tribune carrying Mr. Kailash Satyarthi's op-ed article "Assam: a hub of child trafficking" as a prelude to the march against child labour and trafficking scheduled to be flagged off by Hon'ble Chief Justice of India, Mr. Justice Altamas Kabir.
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  • A step forward towards curbing child labour and human trafficking
    (6 December 2012): Today's edition of The Sentinel (in all the 7 north eastern states of India) on its front page is carrying an exclusive interview with Mr. Kailash Satyarthi, Founder Bachpan Bachao Andolan and Chairperson, Global March Against Child Labour about the March Against Child Labour and Trafficking that will be flagged off by Hon'ble Chief Justice of India, Mr. Justice Altamas Kabir from Guwahati on 8 December 2012.
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  • The Delhi 14
    (5 December 2012): Huffington Post coverage on the raid and rescue operation conducted by Mr.Kailash Satyarthi's Bachpan Bachao Andolan and Global March Against Child Labour with the help of Delhi Police on Saturday 1 December 2012 whereby 14 bonded child labourers producing Christmas ornaments and baubles to be exported to several western countries were rescued. Notably these children work for very little or no wages at all and are physically abused very often. The products that the retailers in the west sell for a fortune yield absolutely nothing for the children who manufacture in slavery back in India. UN Special Envoy for Global Education, Gordon Brown on 5 December 2012 released a research report bringing out clear inter-linkages between child labour and lack of education opportunities. Mr. Brown has dedicated this report to Mr. Kailash Satyarthi, Founder Bachpan Bachao Andolan; Chairperson Global March Against Child Labour.
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  • A video: UN Special Envoy for Global Education, Gordon Brown in an interview talks about the appalling conditions of bonded child labourers in Indian sweatshops
    (5 December 2012)- A video: UN Special Envoy for Global Education, Gordon Brown in an interview talks about the appalling conditions of bonded child labourers in Indian sweatshops that makes goods and products sold in retail outlets in the western countries. Mr. Gordon Brown was talking with reference to a recent raid and rescue operation that was conducted by Global March Against Child Labour and Bachpan Bachao Andolan with the help of Delhi Police on Saturday 01st  December 2012 whereby 14 bonded child labourers producing Christmas ornaments and baubles to be exported to several western countries were rescued. Notably these children work for very little or no wages at all and are physically abused very often. The products that the retailers in the west sell for a fortune yield absolutely nothing for the children who manufacture in slavery back in India.
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  • Child labour perpetuates illiteracy, poverty and corruption
    (27th September 2012): The national edition of Deccan Herald carries Mr. Satyarthi's article "Child Labour perpetuates illiteracy, poverty and corruption". This article discusses Child Labour at the most fundamental level and triangulates it with illiteracy, poverty and corruption. The article makes a special reference to Global March Against Child Labour. This article aims to sensitize the masses and policy makers about the perils of Child Labour and also talks about how increased awareness on the subject and collective will of all stakeholders involved could help excoriating this crime systematically.
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  • India slowly confronts epidemic of missing children
    (23rd September 2012): Under the aegis of Mr. Kailash Satyarthi, Bachpan Bachao Andolan had performed a research on the trends of missing children in India. Notably over 90,000 children go missing in India every year). Washington Post's front page coverage on BBA's endeavour.
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  • Assam towards curbing child labour and trafficking
    (21st September 2012) Assam Sentinel, a leading daily of the north-eastern region, carried Mr. Satyarhi's article " Assam towards curbing child labour and trafficking" in the editorial section. Mr. Satyarthi had attended a high level round table on child labour and trafficking in Guwahati on 15th Sep 2012.
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  • North east major source of child trafficking
    (20th September 2012)Assam Tribune a leading regional daily, features a story on Mr. Kailash Satyarthi's recent participation in the round table on child labour and child trafficking organized by Assam State Legal Services Authority at Guwahati earlier last week. Mr. Satyarthi has suggested various feasible steps to the Govt. of Assam which can significantly curb these crimes against children.
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  • Getting ready for the new law against child labour
    (10th September, 2012) Mr. Kailash Satyarthi in his OPED article" Getting ready for the new law against child labour" that has been published in the National Edition of The Hindu, talks about the roles and responsibilities that all the stakeholders engaged in the fight against child labour should shouldrer in order to ensure that the proposed Child and Adolescent Labour (Prohibition) Act, is effectively implemented in the best interest of India's children.
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  • "The political class doesn't have honesty, especially towards children"
    (04 September, 2012): Mr. Kailash Satyarthi in conversation with One World South Asia about the amendments in child labour law that were recently approved by the Union Cabinet. Everybody is merely stating the facts and the sequence of events that offer nothing new to the reader but Mr. Satyarthi takes a dig at the level of preparedness of the stakeholders engaged in the fight against child labour in India. He talks about the challenges that the Government and others are confronted with and also suggests workable solutions.
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  • A Move That Could Help Reduce Child Labor
    (29 August, 2012) Years and years of strong activism and policy advocacy of Bachpan Bachao Andolan and Global March against Child Labour under the aegis of Mr. Kailash Satyarthi has yielded sumptuous results. Cabinet of Union Ministers of India has cleared the proposal for banning all forms of child labour till the age of 14 years. Employment of children in the age group 14-18 years will be banned in the hazardous industries and occupations. All work done by children between 14 and 18 years will be regulated. Any violation or any act done in contravention to the proposed law will be a cognizable offence and would attract imprisonment upto a maximum of 3 years and/or a fine upto a maximum of Rs. 50,000/-. It is notable that adhering to the public announcement that Hon'ble Minister of Labour and Embloyment, Government of India had made at the National Consultation on Child Labour Free India organized by Global March Against Child Labour and Bachpan Bachao Andolan at Constitution Club earlier in May 2012. Cabinet's clearance to the amendments in the existing Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act, 1986 is an unprecedented step taken by the Government in 65 years of Indian Independence.
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  • Global March commits to action to end child labour in agriculture
    (20th August 2012 - Global March commits to action to end child labour in agriculture - A snapshot on International Conference on Child Labour in Agriculture on The International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco and Allied Workers' Associations' (IUF) website. Mr. Kailash Satyarthi, Chairperson of Global March commented “This is not just a piece of paper but an important tool for advocacy and action in favour of children’s rights and for concrete actions towards making agriculture free from child labour". He called for strengthened coordination to tackle child labour in agriculture in particular and all forms of child labour in general.
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  • Child Labour Advocates come together for three days of sharing and strategizing
    (07th August 2012 - Child Labour Coalition's coverage on Global March Against Child Labour's International Conference on Child Labour in Agriculture held in Washinton DC in the last week of July under the leadership of Mr. Kailash Satyarthi. This conference was inaugurated by Senator Tom Harkin and was attended by 160 delegates from 39 countries across the world).
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  • Framework of Action on Child Labour in Agriculture
    (31st July 2012 - The Framework of Action that emerged out of the mutual consultative process among all the stakeholders of Global March's International Conference on Child Labour in Agriculture has been uploaded for reference by Mediavoicesforchildren).
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  • 41 Minor Boys Rescued from Anand Vihar Railway Station, 21Traffickers Arrested
    (19th July 2012 - In a major breakthrough, the raid and rescue team of Bachpan Bachao Andolan under the guidance of Mr. Kailash Satyarthi rescued 41 children cracking whip on 21 traffickers with the help of Anti Human Trafficking Unit of Delhi Police Crime Branch. These children were being trafficked to Delhi, Haryana & Jammu Kashmir, to be hired in construction, zari embroidery & glass bangle industries).
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  • India: Police find 26 child laborers at New Delhi factories
    (13th June 2012. A globalpost report featuring an article on Mr. Kailash Satyarthi leading a raid and rescue operation with the help of other law enforcement agencies. 26 children were rescued (19 children were rescued from Zari embroidery units while 7 children were working in an alloy making unit that involved working with harmful acids).
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  • A Week of Accomplishments
    (12th June 2012)(A media voice for children presentation on Mr. Satyarthi's article dated 18th May 2012): This article the resounding success of National Consultation on Child Labour Free India, jointly convened by Global March Against Child Labour and its partner organization in India, Bachpan Bachao Andolan on 11th - 12th May 2012 at constitution Club, New Delhi, wherein the Hon'ble Minister of Labour and Employment, Govt. of India, Mr. Mallikarjun Kharge, announced that India is gearing for a Child Labour Abolition Act.
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  • Missing children and stolen childhoods
    (13th May 2012), (The Sunday Indian- Now on stands carries an article written by Mr. Kailash Satyarthi, Chairperson, Global March Against Child Labour and Founder, Bachpan Bachao Andolan, on missing children and stolen childhoods).
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  • Missing children and stolen childhoods
    (13th May 2012), (The Sunday Indian- Now on stands carries an article written by Mr. Kailash Satyarthi, Chairperson, Global March Against Child Labour and Founder, Bachpan Bachao Andolan, on missing children and stolen childhoods).
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  • Missing children and stolen childhoods
    (13th May 2012), (The Sunday Indian- Now on stands carries an article written by Mr. Kailash Satyarthi, Chairperson, Global March Against Child Labour and Founder, Bachpan Bachao Andolan, on missing children and stolen childhoods).
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  • Bt cotton thrives at cost of child labour 
    (05th May 2012), News article on "Dirty Cotton" a research commissioned by Global March Against Child Labour revealing endemic use of child labour and farmers' rights' violations in BT Cotton Seed, BT Cotton and Non BT Cotton cultivation. This is a first of its kind study elaborating upon the socio-economic factors that foster Child Labour to be employed in the BT Cotton Seed, BT Cotton and Non BT Cotton cultivation.
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  • Only 78 of 101 nominees support child rights 
    (14th April 2012) It is official now. Of the 101 candidates who are in the fray for MCD's election on Sunday, 15 April 2012, only 78 have signed the letter pledging their intent to work towards elimination of child labour in their respective wards, if elected to power. These candidates will also provide impetus to Education for children in their wards.
  • National shame in Capital c
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    (13 April 2012) Hindustan Times' coverage of the condition of Badarpur Khadar (Under Sonia Vihar Ward) in terms of snail paced infrastructure development and poor implementation of Right to Education, Act. Mr. Kailash Satyarthi comments about intergenerational illiteracy prevalent in the area. With education taking a beating in this area and the MP passing the buck on the MCD Councillor, the fate of any substantive improvement in the provision of education hangs in a lurch. Bachpan Bachao Andolan has held several public hearings in this village for bringing about improvement in its infrastructure.
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  • 16 minors rescued from traffickers
    (8 April 2012) Nipped in the Bud—Bachpan Bachao Andolan foiled a child trafficking attempt wherein 16 minors were rescued at Old Delhi Railway Station, with the help of Police. It is understood that these children from east and north east were headed to Ludhiana for working in the garment manufacturing sector. The traffickers were intercepted at Old Delhi Station and were nabbed.
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  • Shanti's tale sheds light on child labour
    (5 April 2012) The National- Abu Dhabi reports on Mr. Kailash Satyarthi's comments over the recent incident where a doctor couple locked their 13 year old domestic help "Shanti" with very little food that ran out in 2 days and went holidaying to Bangkok
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  • No kidding: Children bring out poll wishlist
    (4 April 2012) As Delhi braces up for Municipal Corporation Elections, Mr. Kailash Satyarthi along with other members of Bachpan Bachao Andolan kicked off a child friendly Delhi Campaign releasing an ideal child friendly manifesto requesting the candidates across all the 272 municipal wards to adopt the demands of children - A Hindustan Times Coverage.
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  • MCD Polls:Candidates asked to make clear stand on child rights
    (4 April 2012) IBN Live's coverage on Child Friendly Delhi Campaign kicked off by Mr. Kailash Satyarthi, members of Bachpan Bachao Andolan, film actress Mahima Chaudhary and singer Jasbir Jassi, ahead of Municipal Corporation of Delhi elections.
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  • Child Politicians Bring Change to Rural India
    (1 February 2012) An article on Bal Mitra Gram "Child Friendly Villages" published in The New York Times. Bal Mitra Gram is a novel concept and a brainchild of Mr. Kailash Satyarthi, where no child languishes as a child labourer and all of them attend school to attain quality and meaningful education. The Panchayat or the committtee of the children that is democratically elected by the children themselves looks into the day to day affairs of the village and the issues related to children, their education and development).
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  • Thousands of Indian children missing, says report
    (09th December 2011- BBC's coverage of Bachpan Bachao Andolan's book launch on Missing Children. "The majority of the missing children are not even being acknowledged, let alone registered and investigated by the police and enforcement agencies," said BBA founder Mr. Kailash Satyarthi).
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  • 11 Children Go Missing Every Hour in the Country: NGO
    (09th December 2011- Outlook India's coverage of Bachpan Bachao Andola's book launch on Missing Children. "The biggest problem is the apathy of law enforcement agencies as a majority of children going missing are not even being acknowledged, let alone registered and investigated," said BBA Founder, Mr. Kailash Satyarthi).
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