A Kids Rigts Initiative


India: Stop Foundation

The project fund for the International Children’s Peace Prize 2006 went to STOP Foundation in India. STOP is an organisation that rescues girls from brothels in New Delhi. After the girls are rescued, they receive shelter and are supported to reintegrate into society.

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2006 Winner Om Prakash Gurjar

In 2006, Om Prakash Gurjar from India won the International Children’s Peace Prize. He received the prize, at the age of 14, from Nobel Peace Laureate F.W. De Klerk, former president of South Africa. He was awarded the prize for his unceasing work to combat child labor and liberate child slaves in India. Om Prakash was liberated from slavery after having worked from his 5th until his 8th year under grueling circumstances.


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Who were there in 2006

F.W. De Klerk

Nobel Peace Laureate 1993, South Africa

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