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Module #2 of YOURS Academy is officially LIVE

Module #2 of YOURS Academy is officially LIVE

We’ve officially launched the second module of YOURS Academy today, September 28, in an online session with our members and partners! This latest module covers the Safe Systems Approach and the Risk Factors that increase the chances of getting involved in a road crash. The topic comes right after discussing the Global Road Safety Problem and Youth.

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Our youth leader joined the SVRI Forum to link gender and road safety

Our youth leader joined the SVRI Forum to link gender and road safety

One of our regional leaders from the Global Youth Coalition for Road Safety, Olufunke Afesojaye, joined the SVRI Forum earlier from the 19th to the 23rd of September in Cancún, Mexico. The SVRI, which means Sexual Violence Research Initiative, aims to achieve a world free of violence against women and children. In one of SDG 5 Policy Brief, we highlight how road safety connects with gender equality and the importance of providing women with safe spaces to move.

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Inaugural student Re:act Brazil  campaign encourages shared responsibility to ‘avoid another name’ being added to road toll

Inaugural student Re:act Brazil campaign encourages shared responsibility to ‘avoid another name’ being added to road toll

Latin America, Brazil - On September 14, the Re:act road safety behaviour change program challenges university students to raise awareness among 18-25 year olds of road safety issues to change behaviour and make all road users safer.   This story is a reprint of the media release published by RE:ACT . 

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We are proud to welcome our newest Capacity Development Manager!

We are proud to welcome our newest Capacity Development Manager!

We are very excited to announce that we have appointed Laura Daniela Gómez from Colombia as our newest Capacity Development Manager. In her role, Daniela will provide technical support and be a fundamental part of implementing actions within our Capacity Development strategies. She started working with us early this September.

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Road safety and SDG 4: Our Policy Brief at the  UN Transforming Education Summit

Road safety and SDG 4: Our Policy Brief at the UN Transforming Education Summit

Last week from 16 - 19 September, our members Alison Collard de Beaufort and Thiago Gruner joined the United Nations Transforming Education Summit at the UN Head Quarters in New York City. The Summit is a key initiative launched by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. 

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Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Road Safety meets with our youth leaders

Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Road Safety meets with our youth leaders

Last Month, August, the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Road Safety Jean Todt met up with some of our youth leaders from Latin America to talk about some of the most pressing road safety issues young people face. He met with Aldo González Barrera and Ana Ródriguez from Mexico and Laura Daniela Gómez from Colombia. 

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Check out the YOURS Annual Report for 2021

Check out the YOURS Annual Report for 2021

We are proud to publish our Annual Report 2021. Look back on all the highlights around road safety, sustainable mobility,  and meaningful youth participation. Our youth leaders hit the ground running, implementing projects and initiatives that address road safety and development issues under the Sustainable Development Goals and the Decade of Action for Road Safety. Read all about our achievements today.

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Our Policymakers’ Toolkit is LIVE

Our Policymakers’ Toolkit is LIVE

Our Policymakers’ Toolkit is here! We bring you a unique advocacy document that will help policymakers and decision-makers meaningfully engage with young people. This Toolkit promotes the core principles of meaningful youth participation as a cycle of relationship building, commitment, investment, and a shift in mindset around the idea of working with youth and for youth.

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Have you enrolled at YOURS Academy?

Have you enrolled at YOURS Academy?

It’s been three months since we launched YOURS Academy, our latest learning platform and the definitive online e-learning road safety school. We took our award-winning capacity development workshops and turned them into online modules that you can access any time, anywhere. Join us to take action against the biggest killer of youth in the world; road traffic crashes. Enroll today by going to  https://www.yoursacademy.org !   

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Our Policymakers Toolkit is coming to you soon!

Our Policymakers Toolkit is coming to you soon!

Last month during the High-Level Meeting on Road Safety, we announced the launch of our Policymakers Toolkit - a document that will guide policymakers and decision-makers on how to meaningfully engage and involve young people. Meaningful youth engagement, particularly in road safety, is something we’ve championed since the very beginning. We believe that young people have a right to be involved in the issues that most affect their lives.  

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SDG Champion Omnia El Omrani named official COP27 Youth Envoy

SDG Champion Omnia El Omrani named official COP27 Youth Envoy

A huge congratulations to our SDG Champion, Dr. Omnia El Omrani, for being named the official Youth Envoy for the UN Climate Change Conference 2022, Conference of Parties (COP27) taking place in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt! Omnia is one of our youth leaders leading the policy brief on SDG 13: Climate Action. She has also represented the Youth Coalition during the previous UN Climate Change Conference or COP26.  

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Road safety in Thailand: engaging young people

Road safety in Thailand: engaging young people

ELEVATING THE CALL FOR MEANINGFUL YOUTH PARTICIPATION: YOURS - Youth for Road Safety representatives speak during the Standing Committee on the Transport of the House of Representatives of Thailand in their seminar on road safety and youth involvement.  The event was titled “Towards the 2nd Decade of Action for Road Safety: Safety for Children and Participation of Young People” and it put the spotlight on having young people's inputs in road safety efforts in Thailand.   

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Spotlight on gender issues in road safety during Nalafem Summit

Spotlight on gender issues in road safety during Nalafem Summit

With the release of our latest policy brief on gender equality and safe and secure mobility, our leaders have been working hard to establish the linkages between road safety and the Global Goals. Olulfunke Afesojaye (Nigeria), one of our SDG Champions for Gender Equality in Road Safety, joined the Nalafem Summit last July 1 to represent the Global Youth Coalition for Road Safety. 

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NOW HIRING: YOURS is looking for a Capacity Development Manager

NOW HIRING: YOURS is looking for a Capacity Development Manager

YOURS – Youth for Road Safety is looking for a Capacity Development Manager to help support the strategic ambitions of the organization. The Capacity Development Manager is a new exciting role within the leading global organization on youth and road safety issues. We need you to be proactive, organized, self-managing, a self-starter, and ready to support taking our youth empowerment work to the next level.

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Stop Blaming us & Start Engaging Us, youth lead HLM side event

Stop Blaming us & Start Engaging Us, youth lead HLM side event

New York, USA - Last week, June 30, delegates from the Global Youth Coalition for Road Safety flew to represent young people worldwide during the High-Level Meeting on Road Safety. Estiara Ellizar (Indonesia), Jacob Smith (USA), Simon Patrick Obi (Nigeria), and Yasmine Al Moghrabi (Lebanon) along with our team led an official side event during the Meeting that called on local and global leaders to meaningfully engage with youth when it comes to all stages of decision-making in road safety and sustainable mobility.

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Engage with young people to accelerate implementation of the Global Plan

Engage with young people to accelerate implementation of the Global Plan

New York, USA - Global Youth Coalition for Road Safety Youth Leadership Board Member Estiara Ellizar and North America Regional Leader Jacob Smith joined a multi-stakeholder panel for the High-Level Meeting on Road Safety to represent the demands of young people to decision-makers for road safety. The panel was held on July 1, the second day of the High-Level Meeting, at the United Nations Headquarters. 

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Claiming Our Space at the HLM: what activities we’re taking part in

Claiming Our Space at the HLM: what activities we’re taking part in

We are going to be among the organizations flying to New York to take part in the UN High-Level Meeting on Road Safety this June! Our youth leaders are claiming their space and are elevating the call for meaningful youth participation in road safety to local and global leaders and decision-makers. “Stop blaming us, start protecting and engaging us.”

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“When we are not part of the decision-making procedure, we are forgotten”

“When we are not part of the decision-making procedure, we are forgotten”

London, United Kingdom - Last Tuesday, June 21, our youth leader Oliva Nalwadda from Uganda joined a road safety panel during the FIA Foundation Forum to talk about meaningful youth participation. She delivered a powerful message calling on leaders to stop blaming youth and to start protecting and engaging them.

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The High-Level Meeting on Road Safety: what is it and why is it important?

The High-Level Meeting on Road Safety: what is it and why is it important?

"For many years, youth have always been seen as problematic road users. Today, we will prove that we can be part of the solution and our voices should be taken into consideration by the political leaders at the decision-making table. We're ready to #ClaimingOurSpace!" - Estiara Ellizar, Youth Leadership Board member. Our youth representatives are going to be joining the High-Level Meeting (HLM) on Road Safety this coming 30th June.

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From paper to effective actions: RSP holds road safety webinar

From paper to effective actions: RSP holds road safety webinar

Our Junior Project Manager, Sana’a Khasawneh, joined the Road Safety Pioneers (RSP) NGO in an online session called “moving from paper plans to effective actions”. The session gathered different leaders from the road safety field so that they can discuss the challenges different countries face in implementing the road safety plan while also finding solutions to address the challenges identified. The session was held last Thursday, June 16.

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