In case you guys didn’t catch this, I thought it was worth posting:

A 14-year-old Indian boy has been awarded the International Children’s Peace Prize for leading a campaign against child labour and child slavery.

Om Prakash was forced to work as a farm labourer for three years.

After he was rescued, Om set up a network that aims to give all children a birth certificate as a way of helping to protect them from exploitation.

  • India has 12 million child workers.

“This is our right – that they have to listen. This is children’s rights. And if they are not abiding with that right, we will work harder to make them hear.”

-Prakash

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