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.”