15th April 2004

Liz Gaynes and her daughter Emani Davis from the United States , who have worked on behalf of prisoners’ children for some 20 years, shared the World’s Children’s Honorary Award with Paul and Mercy Baskar from India , who are fighting against child labor. The prizewinners were announced on April 13 and an award ceremony held at Gripsholm Castle in Mariefred , Sweden . Two million American children currently have a parent behind bars. Some ten million children-one in eight in the United States-have seen a parent go to prison.

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Author: rmchristen