Nobel winner Kailash Satyarthi to address UK on anti-trafficking
The Nobel laureate will deliver the keynote address at the British Asian Trust Annual Dinner on February 3, which is themed around 'Unlocking potential in South Asia' this year.
"I welcome the British Asian Trusts focus on anti-trafficking initiatives. I have been globally campaigning against all forms of slavery and child labour for decades and I strongly believe that it perpetuates poverty, unemployment, illiteracy and population growth," the child rights activist said in reference to the event.
"We need to form and instill stronger legislations and all the countries and their global heads need to come together to make a commitment to abolish child trafficking and slavery. I am convinced that together we can make an impact," he added.
The British Asian Trust, founded in London in 2007 by a group of British Asian businessmen at the suggestion of the Prince of Wales, has been working to empower women and girls in the region ever since its inception.