Child Labor and Slavery
During the exhibition, we will raise awareness on child labor via fun activities as well as more in depth conferences. At the end of the exhibition, the gigantic masterpiece created by the 30+ artists will be cut and sold in Auction. All the proceeds of the Art auction sales, will be given directly to the Kailash Satyarthi’s Children Foundation (KSCF) to help rescue and rehabilitate enslaved children across the world.
According to the United Nations and the US labor Department, there are 168 million children who are forced to work and cannot attend school, in the world.
Progresses have been made in the last 15 years. Yet, there are too many children that are deprived of their childhood, potential and dignity everywhere in the world. We are building today the generation of tomorrow…
Kailash Satyarthi, Nobel Peace Prize winner, has been advocating for children’s rights for more than 30 years. He has organized worldwide marches, changed national and international laws, and personally freed children from exploitation.
His impact includes:
- Leading a movement that resulted in the creation of the first international law banning the worst forms of child labor (ILO Convention182) that was adopted by 180 countries.
- Creating the first social labeling for child-labor-free products to raise consumer awareness and encourage child-friendly business practices (GoodWeave).
- Reducing by 78 million the number of child laborers around the world since 2000 and by 50% the number of out-of-school children globally, thanks to his efforts of Kailash Satyarthi and those of his partners.
Founded by Kailash Satyarthi, the KSCF foundation is working globally to end child slavery and child labor through a holistic approach:
- Freeing children from slavery and labor, and sending them back to school,
- Building child-friendly villages free from child labor, child marriage and where every child goes to school child labor,
- Building knowledge through research and training to address gaps and ensure child-friendly policies and laws.
- Engaging children and youth in a campaign focused on ending child slavery by instilling compassion and creating global citizens.
For example, through partners on the ground in India, it takes:
$500 to rescue a child – provide funding for the investigation after a parent files a compliant that their child is missing, rescue, and short-term rehabilitation of these children. Once rescued, children receive immediate medical attention, psychological counseling, are enrolled in school, and are connected to government programs.
There are still 168 millions child laborers in the world. This also concerns the United States and Florida. And Kailash is on a mission to free each one of them!
“I am encouraged to see the passionate graffiti artists using their creative talents
to raise awareness on various issues of children through the SAM Initiative. We must not forget
that we are already late and now every single minute matters, every single child matters.”