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Q&A: 2014 Nobel Peace Prize recipient Kailash Satyarthi talks international children’s rights

Kailash Satyarthi is an Indian children’s rights activist and the recipient of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize. He founded numerous organizations including Bachpan Bachao Andolan, the Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation, Global March Against Child Labour and GoodWeave International. Through these organizations and other efforts, he has rescued over 86,000 children in India from child labor, trafficking and slavery. The Daily sat down with Satyarthi to learn more about the inspiration for his work and his take on future world challenges.

Q&A: Ph.D. student Emma Tsurkov raises awareness about campus domestic violence

Emma Tsurkov J.S.M. ’15 is a XX-year Ph.D. student in the sociology department whose research interests encompass family, gender, race and ethnicity as well as social equality and stratification. For the past year, she has been working to raise awareness of campus domestic violence affecting the partners or spouses of graduate students who are not Stanford students do not receive the same University benefits and services as a result. Her goal is to formulate and implement a coherent and unified campus policy that makes medical and counseling services more accessible to these individuals.

The Daily sat down with Tsurkov to learn more about her initiative and some of the challenges she’s faced along the way.

Innovative media organizations recognized

The Brown Institute for Media Innovation has awarded its 2017-18 “Magic Grants” to 11 teams of innovators. A collaboration between the Columbia Journalism School and Stanford University’s School of Engineering, the Brown Institute was founded in 2012 and this year is looking to fund teams whose technological developments could transform the media landscape.