Proceeds benefit RugMark's work to stop child servitude
in South Asia's handmade rug industry.
Kailash Satyarthi, activist Global March Against Child Labor, Bachpan Bachao Andolan (BBA), South Asian Coalition on Child Servitude
Ram had been living in abject poverty and working as a virtual slave in a brick kiln in the northern Indian state of Haryan when activists of the South Asian Coalition on Child Servitude
led by Kailash Satyarthi rescued him and his parents two years ago.
The ambivalent history of children's rights in the United States is reviewed with special attention to the unique situation of child slavery and other legal forms of child servitude
for the first two hundred years.
Efforts by Nepali and Indian activists from the Nepal Child Welfare Foundation and the South Asian Coalition on Child Servitude
led to the April 2004 rescue of twenty-nine children, mostly girls, from the Great Indian Circus at Palakkad in Kerala, southern India.