"Child slavery is undeniably a blatant violation of human rights and a grave violence against children.
The incidence of child slavery is an impediment in the way of attainment of education for all which Global March and its partners, has always held as non-negotiable in its fight against child labour. These hard-to-reach category of children miss out on education and learning and thus continue to languish in a vicious circle of poverty and deprivation.
The need of the hour is thus for all of us to come together and stand up for the rights of these children.
Thus I call upon you to join the ECSW campaign and lend a voice to the 5.5 million children trapped in slavery across the globe and help create a better future for them."
Nobel Peace Laureate 2014