|organisation: Global March|
type of activity: non governmental organisation fighting all forms of child slavery
what: Global March is an international non-governmental organisation, based in New Delhi, India, that offers an infinity of opportunities and challenges to paid employees and volunteers alike. The Global March movement began with a worldwide march when thousands of people marched together to jointly put forth the message against child labour. The march, which started on January 17, 1998, touched every corner of the globe, built immense awareness and led to a high level of mass participation. The event finally culminated at the ILO Conference in Geneva. The voice of the marchers was heard and reflected in the draft of the “ILO Convention against the worst forms of child labour”.
mission: “To mobilise world-wide efforts to protect and promote the rights of all children, especially the right to receive a free, meaningful education and to be free from economic exploitation and from performing any work that is likely to be damaging to the child's physical, mental, spiritual, moral or social development.” The Global March movement has now begun a crusade to make education available for all. The Global Campaign for Education is a worldwide movement aimed at providing education for all, as early as possible. Global March has joined hands with partner associations such as Education International, Oxfam International and ActionAid.
The campaign quickly received additional impetus with more partners joining in the cause.
The new partners are World Vision, Social Alert, World Confederation of Teachers, Save the Children Fund UK and Public Services International (PSI). The Global March will in particular:
cool for you: the Global March welcomes volunteers with backgrounds in international relations, general social sciences, language (Spanish, French, Hindi and others), area studies, anthropology, political science, sociology, human rights, development studies, public health, education policy and law. In addition, Global March welcomes volunteers with computer science, natural science and humanities backgrounds to add broader perspectives to the Global March movement.
- raise awareness about Child Labour;
- urge States to ratify and enforce existing conventions and laws on Child Labour and Education;
- mobilise the maximum amount of national and international resources possible to support Education for all children;
- mobilise public opinion and action against the broader injustices contributing to Child Labour;
- demand the immediate elimination of the most exploitative forms of Child Labour;
- promote positive actions by employers and consumers;
- ensure the proper rehabilitation and reintegration of Child Labour.