Satyarthi Moots a Global Institute for Kids

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  • Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi mooted the idea of a global policy institute focused on addressing child rights to corporate honchos who expressed unequivocal support for it.
  • The institute is envisaged to bring about international best practices and minds to address the issue of violence against children, whether it is trafficking, sexual
  • exploitation, abuse, access to education and health or right to life.
  • We need a strong global policy think tank, an institution for children.
  • A centre where we gather success stories and best practices from across the world and use them not just in India but everywhere
  • Satyarthi plans to enlist the support of PM Narendra Modi and other world leaders for the Delhi-based institute.
  • The International Labour Organization estimates that 218 million children aged between 5-17 are engaged in child labour the world over.
  • An estimated 13% children in India between the ages of 5 and 14 are engaged in child labour activities.
  • Satyarthi spoke about the need for 4 Es: education, employability , entrepreneurship and efficiency
  • Creating an environment for entrepreneurship would give purpose to the youth.
  • Captains of industry appeared floored by the child labour activist with Bajaj Auto chief Rahul Bajaj offering a blank cheque for the initiative.
  • It is important that work is done in the sectors of education and welfare to bring children to the mainstream.
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