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Global March Against Child Labour

Kailash Satyarthi - Chairperson
New Delhi, India
Tel: (91 11) 622 4899

Global March Against Child Labour is a movement borne out of hope and the need felt by thousands of people across the globe - the desire to set children free from servitude.

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 high level of participation from the masses. This march 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.

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, at the earliest. Global March has joined hands with partner associations like Education International, Oxfam International and ActionAid. The campaign soon received 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 dedicated partners of the Global March movement form an effective network around the world. Acting as vigilant observers and lobbying with governments in their region, they form the backbone of the movement. The Global March International Secretariat is located in New Delhi, India. Global March comprises of 2,000 organizations in over 140 countries worldwide. Thousands of people walked over 80,000 kilometers in four continents to garner support against child labor.

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