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Nov 17, 2014 - Nobel peace laureate Kailash Satyarthi called on Monday for global support for a campaign to end child slavery that will be launched this week as new figures estimated almost 36 million people are living as slaves today.

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Nobel de la Paz hace llamado a acción global para acabar con la esclavitud infantil

17 de noviembre 2014 Por Belinda Goldsmith

LONDRES, 17 de noviembre (Fundación Thomson Reuters) - El premio Nobel de la paz, el indio Kailash Satyarthi, llamó el lunes 17nov al apoyo mundial a una campaña para acabar con la esclavitud infantil que se pondrá en marcha esta semana, ya que las nuevas cifras estiman en casi 36 millones de personas a quienes viven como esclavos en la actualidad.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/reuters/article-2837858/Nobel-peace-laureate-calls-global-action-end-child-slavery.html

Satyarthi, que fue la sorpresa como co-receptor del Premio Nobel de la Paz de este año por su trabajo contra la esclavitud y la explotación infantil en la India, dijo que no se estaba haciendo lo suficiente para proteger a los niños de la vida en servidumbre. Sus comentarios se produjeron cuando el 2° Indice de la Esclavitud Mundial de la Fundación Free Walk, un grupo de derechos humanos con sede en Australia, estimó que 35,8 millones nacen en servidumbre, son mercadeados con fines de trata sexual, están atrapados en la servidumbre por deudas o explotados en trabajos forzados.

Satyarthi, de 60 años, cuya organización no gubernamental Bachpan Bachao Andolan (BBA) ha sido acreditada por la liberación de más de 80.000 niños trabajadores en la India en los últimos 30 años, instó respaldo global para la campaña "End Child Slavery Week", que se lanzará en la conferencia "Trust Women", en Londres, esta semana.

"Debemos construir nuevas alianzas y asociaciones que nos ayuden a marchar hacia el objetivo de crear una sociedad libre de esclavitud infantil", dijo a la Fundación Thomson Reuters, en la víspera de la conferencia.

"La lucha contra la esclavitud infantil es la lucha contra la mentalidad tradicional, los vacíos de la política y la falta de responsabilidad y urgencia para con los niños de todo el mundo" remarcó Satyarthi

Satyarthi era poco conocido cuando se le concedió el Premio Nobel de la Paz, este año, junto a la adolescente paquistaní Malala Yousafzai, que se ha convertido en un icono mundial para la educación de las niñas después de sobrevivir a un intento de asesinato por los talibanes.

Cuando el premio fue anunciado el 10 de octubre, sólo tenía 100 seguidores en Twitter. Ahora tiene más de 45.000.

En la India, sin embargo, la ONG de Satyarthi, Bachpan Bachao Andolan (BBA), con sede en Delhi, es conocia por organizar a menudo dramáticos rescates de niños trabajadores, muchos vendidos para servidumbre por las familias pobres. Consciente de que el 70% de los niños trabajadores provienen de aldeas, BBA también ha creado cerca de 400 "aldeas modelo" en la India, que están libres de explotación infantil y promueven la educación y además abordan controversiales "tradiciones", tales como el "matrimonio infantil".

Satyarthi, fundó BBA en 1980, después de dejar su trabajo como ingeniero eléctrico, confesó que ganar el Premio Nobel había creado una atención sin precedentes hacia todas las formas de explotación económica, la violencia, la negación de la educación y otros atropellos a los derechos del niño.

Es difícil establecer cuántos niños están viviendo en la esclavitud, pero la Organización Internacional del Trabajo estima que hay 21 millones de personas en trabajo forzoso a nivel internacional, de los cuales 5,5 millones, o el 26%, son menores de 18 años.

Como parte de la campaña "End Child Slavery Week", la Fundación Thomson Reuters lanzó el lunes #Choosetosee, una iniciativa estratégica con un video y la petición para combatir la esclavitud infantil.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/reuters/article-2837858/Nobel-peace-laureate-calls-global-action-end-child-slavery.html

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* Traducción Malcolm Allison H 2014

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Nobel peace laureate calls for global action to end child slavery

17 November 2014 By Belinda Goldsmith

LONDON, Nov 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nobel peace laureate Kailash Satyarthi called on Monday for global support for a campaign to end child slavery that will be launched this week as new figures estimated almost 36 million people are living as slaves today.

Satyarthi, who was the surprise co-recipient of this year's Nobel Peace Prize for his work fighting child slavery and exploitation in India, said not enough was being done to protect children from lives of servitude.

His comments came as the second global slavery index by the Walk Free Foundation, an Australia-based human rights group, estimated 35.8 million are born into servitude, trafficked for sex work, trapped in debt bondage or exploited in forced labour.

Satyarthi, 60, whose non-government organisation Bachpan Bachao Andolan (BBA) has been credited with freeing over 80,000 child labourers in India over the past 30 years, urged global backing for an "End Child Slavery Week" campaign that will be launched at the Trust Women conference in London this week.

"(We must) build new alliances and partnerships that help us march towards the goal of creating a society free from child slavery," he told the Thomson Reuters Foundation on the eve of the conference on trafficking and other women's rights issues.

"The fight against child slavery is the fight against traditional mindset, policy deficit and lack of accountability and urgency for children across the globe."

Satyarthi was little known when he was awarded this year's Nobel prize along with Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai who has become a global icon for girls' education after surviving an assassination attempt by the Taliban.

When the prize was announced on Oct. 10 he only had 100 followers on Twitter. Now he has over 45,000.

In India, however, Delhi-based BBA is known for staging often dramatic rescues of child labourers, many sold into servitude by poor families, and rehabilitating them in residential homes.

Aware that 70 percent of child labourers come from villages, BBA has also created nearly 400 "model villages" in India which are free from child exploitation and promote children's education and address traditions such as child marriage.

Satyarthi, who founded BBA in 1980 after quitting his job as an electrical engineer, said winning the Nobel Prize had created unprecedented attention for all forms of economic exploitation, violence, denial of education and other child rights.

It is hard to establish how many children are living in slavery but the International Labour Organisation estimates that there are 21 million people in forced labour internationally, of which 5.5 million, or 26 percent, are aged under 18.

Satyarthi, who will address the Trust Women's conference organised by the Thomson Reuters Foundation on Wednesday and help launch the End Child Slavery campaign, said a major challenge was to maintain attention on this issue.

As part of the End Child Slavery Week campaign, the Thomson Reuters Foundation on Monday launched #Choosetosee, a strategic initiative with a video and petition to fight child slavery.

"As the anti-slavery community, we must together ensure that this attention is transferred into concrete action and results," Satyarthi said. (Reporting by Belinda Goldsmith, Editing by Katie Nguyen)

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/reuters/article-2837858/Nobel-peace-laureate-calls-global-action-end-child-slavery.html

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Modern incidence of slavery, as a percentage of the population, by country. Estimates from the Walk Free Foundation. Estimates by other sources may be higher.  Modern incidence of slavery, as a percentage of the population, by country. Color values are based on median estimates rounded to the nearest 0.05%. Data from Sudan does not account for the independence of South Sudan, and will differ depending on if slavery was concentrated in the north or the south. Estimates by sources with a broader definition of slavery will be higher.

Modern incidence of slavery, as a percentage of the population, by country. Estimates from the Walk Free Foundation. Estimates by other sources may be higher. Modern incidence of slavery, as a percentage of the population, by country. Color values are based on median estimates rounded to the nearest 0.05%. Data from Sudan does not account for the independence of South Sudan, and will differ depending on if slavery was concentrated in the north or the south. Estimates by sources with a broader definition of slavery will be higher.

 Bachpan Bachao Andolan (BBA) symbolizes India’s largest grassroots movement for the protection of children, ensuring their quality education. As on October 2014, BBA has rescued more than 83 500 victims of trafficking, slavery and child labour and has helped them re-establish trust in society and find promising futures for themselves.   Since its establishment by the Indian children’s rights activist Kailash Satyarthi in 1980, BBA has led the world’s largest civil society campaign in the form of the Global March Against Child Labour and has been at the forefront of laying down laws against child labour and trafficking in India.    Vision To create a child friendly society, where all children are free from exploitation and receive free and quality education.   Mission To identify, liberate, rehabilitate and educate children in servitude through direct intervention, child and community participation, coalition building, consumer action, promoting ethical trade practices and mass mobilisation.

Bachpan Bachao Andolan (BBA) symbolizes India’s largest grassroots movement for the protection of children, ensuring their quality education. As on October 2014, BBA has rescued more than 83 500 victims of trafficking, slavery and child labour and has helped them re-establish trust in society and find promising futures for themselves. Since its establishment by the Indian children’s rights activist Kailash Satyarthi in 1980, BBA has led the world’s largest civil society campaign in the form of the Global March Against Child Labour and has been at the forefront of laying down laws against child labour and trafficking in India. Vision To create a child friendly society, where all children are free from exploitation and receive free and quality education. Mission To identify, liberate, rehabilitate and educate children in servitude through direct intervention, child and community participation, coalition building, consumer action, promoting ethical trade practices and mass mobilisation.

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