Kailash Satyarthi

Photo of Kailash Satyarthi

For over 30 years, Satyarthi has been a tireless campaigner for the rights of children and to rescue children from forced labor in factories, brickyards, and the sex trades. Over the years he has helped free almost 80,000 children from various slave conditions and helped them attain education and rehabilitation. He established a village “half-way” community to resettle rescued slaves.

Malala Yousafzai (b. 1997)

Malala Yousafzai

Malala Yousafzai is a Pakistani girl who has received global recognition for her published diary about life under the Taliban and her fearless advocacy for the education of girls in the face of Taliban violence. She is the youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize.