India , once thought of as a country of more than a billion people living in poverty, has seen its economy boom, and has emerged as a new force in global manufacturing. More than 10 million children and teenagers between the ages of five and 14 are forced to work in the country, often through trafficking and bondage. But over the last few years, things have been changing, in no small part thanks to the work of one man: Kailash Satyarthi. He also won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014 for his efforts, bringing the issue into the international spotlight. More than a decade ago, Al Jazeera met Kailash Satyarthi as he led a march around the country to raise awareness for the cause. In a studio interview with Al Jazeera, Satyarthi says there has been progress, as mindsets have shifted and more legal protections have been put in place. "Definitely there is significant improvement in consciousness of masses and behaviour policies and practices, laws and implementation," he says. "India has ratified two most important ILO conventions, one of the worst forms of child labour and another one on the age of employment of children." But despite progress, he explains that the fight against exploitation is ongoing, with some worrying trends emerging globally. "A larger number of children are being involved in pornographic material production that has grown as $8bn industry.
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