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The 100 Million campaign is a youth-led call to action for a world where all young people are free, safe and educated. We support young people to mobilise to end violence against children, eradicate child labour, and ensure education, breaking the cycles of illiteracy, poverty and violence for good.

Inspired by the powerful voices of young activists around the world who are leading change in their communities, the 100 Million campaign was launched in India at the end of 2016, by 6,000 young people, standing side by side with Nobel Peace Laureate, and renowned child rights activist, Kailash Satyarthi. With support from the Kailash Satyarthi Children's Foundation, the campaign brings together impassioned young activists from every background to mobilise and advocate for the rights of the world’s most excluded children.

Since 2016, the campaign has grown to over 40 countries, and regularly coordinates global and national actions with youth activists, students, their representative organisations and children and young people experiencing injustice, supporting their leadership with campaigning materials, policy briefings and face-to-face meetings.


Through this work, 100 Million has become experts in the meaningful engagement of youth, students and survivor-advocates, alongside representation and democracy. For example, 100 Million established and supports the first democratic constituency of youth- and student-led organisations within the governance of a global multilateral fund, Education Cannot Wait.

We now have well-established partnerships with non-governmental organisations led by and/or defending the interests of children and young people. At the international level, these include the Global Students Forum (GSF), the All-Africa Students' Union (AASU)European Students' Union (ESU), the Organising Bureau of European School Student Unions (OBESSU), the Commonwealth Students' Association (CSA), Education International, and the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU).

In 2020, the campaign inaugurated its first board of trustees, with a supermajority of members under 30 and who between them represent over 50 million young people worldwide. In 2021, the Board of Trustees officially constituted a Foundation to govern the 100 Million campaign.

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