- Apart from being part of the Global Coordinating Group, which meets regularly to discuss global efforts against child labour, forced labour, human trafficking and modern slavery, Global March is also part of the 2 key Action Groups formed under the Alliance, i.e Action Group on Supply Chains and the Action Group on Migration. Action Groups reflect the thematic priorities of Alliance 8.7 and bring together organizations and initiatives working on these areas to maximize impact. Via Action Groups, partners coordinate research and advocacy and drive implementation efforts on these urgent issues.
Action Group on Supply Chains has been established as a central hub for governments, businesses, civil societies, trade unions and others to come together in support of plans and initiatives that have global and systemic dimensions on the area of supply chains. Action Group on Migration focuses on the varying dynamics of migration within or across borders, and the increased vulnerability to abuse and exploitation that migrants may face whether they are moving irregularly or through regularized channels. Within the context of migration, the focus on vulnerabilities to exploitation can extend to host and transit communities, as well as populations remaining in the point of origin such as children left behind by migrant parents.
- Global March regularly contributes to the Knowledge Platform of the Alliance 8.7 that has been designed to give access to stats and data that can be used by stakeholders. The Knowledge Platform brings together the most useful data, evidence, research and news, analyses cutting-edge data, and helps people understand that data so it can be translated it into effective policy.
- With many countries demonstrating political commitment to combat child labour, forced labour, human trafficking and modern slavery through their achievements and initiatives, Alliance 8.7 has identified certain countries to become ‘Pathfinder Countries’ that can lead the world in eradicating these issues. Global March is therefore playing a pivotal role in supporting some of these ‘Pathfinder Countries’ in Asia, Africa and Latin America to accelerate their efforts to achieve zero child labour by 2025.
- Global March is currently working towards supporting the following Pathfinder Countries: Uganda, Peru, Nepal and Sri Lanka.