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Want to get started in road safety? Use our resources to get you going

Want to get started in road safety? Use our resources to get you going

Youth and road safety issues are a specialized area of focus but like many social action campaigns, road safety requires a good knowledge base to get started. From statistics to evidence, we host a lot of information about youth and road safety issues on our website that can give you the lowdown on nearly everything you need to know to get started in the field.  Feel passionate about road safety but don't know where to start? We have lots of resources on our website that can give you the helping hand to get going. Check out some of our features below.

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Read about our delivery of the First Alliance Advocates African Region Training

Read about our delivery of the First Alliance Advocates African Region Training

Last month, we worked with the Global Alliance of Road Safety NGOs to deliver the first African Region Training in Nairobi, Kenya. The training brought together 20 NGO leaders from across 13 African countries and were trained in a range of advocacy skills with a particular focus on safe school zones. We joined the training as lead facilitators delivering a facilitative workshop alongside iRAP, the World Health Organization and the Global Alliance. The Alliance created the 'Alliance Empowerment Program', an overarching program that has the aim to work with NGO leaders to improve their effectiveness and impact.

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Reporting from Bonn - Child Health Initiative calls for SDG Action @ SDG Festival

Reporting from Bonn - Child Health Initiative calls for SDG Action @ SDG Festival

The Child Health Initiative (CHI) has played a prominent role in the Global Festival of Action for Sustainable Development, issuing a strong call for safe and healthy journeys to school for every child worldwide. The global festival, held in Bonn from 21-23 March, is the main event set up by the UN Sustainable Development Goals Action Campaign aimed to help drive progress towards the global goals.

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If you love somebody tell them to 'Buckle Up' a new positive ad from USA

If you love somebody tell them to 'Buckle Up' a new positive ad from USA

Zero Fatalities is a campaign in the USA that is transforming the narrative around saying 'I love you'... tell that loved one to 'Buckle Up'. A tongue-in-cheek, funny take on shifting language around road safety, this new public service announcement (PSA) tells parents, children, teens and adults alike that telling someone to buckle up is the equivalent of telling them you love them. What better way to promote road safety positively?

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Alliance Advocates African region successfully delivered in Nairobi, Kenya

Alliance Advocates African region successfully delivered in Nairobi, Kenya

From 12-16th March 2018, we were in Nairobi, Kenya to co-deliver the first Alliance Advocates regional programme for the African region. The training brought together 20 NGO leaders from across Africa to be trained in advocacy and a particular focus on safe school zones across the region. Having some of the highest rates of road crashes across the world, the African region sees a large proportion of the world's road deaths. This training equipped NGO leaders to gain new skills in assessing schools zones using the new iRAP Safe Routes to School app, which helps road safety campaigners identify high-risk roads and advocate for improvement to a minimum 3* star road.

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Letting Teens Live - drawing paralells between gun control and road safety in USA

Letting Teens Live - drawing paralells between gun control and road safety in USA

On the Saturday night of their high school’s homecoming weekend in 2009, four teenagers were driving together in Coral Springs, Fla., when their Volkswagen jumped off the road and plunged into a canal. A 15-year-old in the car escaped. Three 16-year-olds — Anthony Almonte, Sean Maxey and Robert Nugent — drowned .

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See our new infographic - a spotlight on youth statistics in road safety

See our new infographic - a spotlight on youth statistics in road safety

There is so much data out there on a range of risk factors, death rates and influencing variables when it comes to road safety. From the difference between low and middle-income countries to high-income countries, regional differences to modes of transport. All of this data can be quite confusing, especially for data on youth. That's why we have done the work to segment data from the global statistics and draw a spotlight on youth statistics on death rates facing 15-29-year-olds . We have put the information together in a range of interactive graphs and maps so as you can get a clearer picture of how road traffic crashes affect young people.

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YOURS set to deliver Alliance Advocates Africa in March with Global Alliance

YOURS set to deliver Alliance Advocates Africa in March with Global Alliance

As part of our ongoing partnership with the Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety, we have been gearing up to deliver the next Alliance Advocates Training. After successfully delivering two high impact trainings for the Alliance in 2016 and 2017 in Memphis, Tenessee, USA, the Alliance has begun the process of taking the global training to a regional level.  A set of regional trainings are being delivered in 2018 with first being an African Regional focus in March. We have been working with the Alliance to plan and design the training curriculum, which we will deliver in Nairobi, Kenya.

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Call for Proposals Open: Development of a Road Safety Education Resource

Call for Proposals Open: Development of a Road Safety Education Resource

Together with Michelin Corporate Foundation and Fondation d’entreprise Total, GRSP has launched a Call for Proposals for the development of an innovative educative resource (tool kit) that can address the key road safety issues affecting 10 to 18-year olds globally, while facilitating the development of partnerships with Education Ministries and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) involved in education.

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Belize: where youth take the lead on awareness - one catchy jingle at a time!

Belize: where youth take the lead on awareness - one catchy jingle at a time!

Belize is a leading example of how young people, who have been empowered by skills and knowledge can go on to build massive awareness across the country. In 2015 and 2016 we trained 34 young leaders in road safety. From understanding the road safety crisis facing youth in Belize to the action and steps they can take to make a difference. Since then, we have seen continuous action, endless creative output. Belize continues to see a generation of youth growing up listening to catchy road safety jingles championed by their peers as well being exposed first hand to road safety peer-education through in school workshops.

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Don't stream and drive day - a focus on distraction free driving

Don't stream and drive day - a focus on distraction free driving

Distractions behind the wheel are a real and dangerous phenomena. We've covered distractions extensively in our news artices and risk factors feature and continue to place a spotlight on distraction free driving. Over in the UK, a campaign has been gaining momentum with its 'Don't stream and drive day' championed by road safety campaigners and policeman Sgt Neil Dewson-Smyth. The campaign reminds drivers of the importance of distraction free driving with a particular focus on streaming video via mobile phones, while behind the wheel. This year the 'Don't stream and drive day' takes place on 3rd April.  

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Improve your skills in injury prevention with WHO's Mentor VIP - Applications Open

Improve your skills in injury prevention with WHO's Mentor VIP - Applications Open

MENTOR-VIP is a global injury and violence prevention mentoring programme. It has been developed through the efforts of WHO and a network of global injury prevention experts. Applications for MENTOR-VIP are now open once again. This means individuals wishing to apply to be mentored during 2018-2019 may make their applications via the WHO website between now and May 4.

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#MatesMatter - peer influence for designated drivers by Think! and LadBible

#MatesMatter - peer influence for designated drivers by Think! and LadBible

In their own words, "The LADbible Group is redefining entertainment and breaking news for a social generation. Our global community engages with our content–spanning editorial, video, documentary and live – billions of times each and every month. Using all major platforms, we’ve rapidly risen to become one of the web’s most prominent social video publishers". Think! Road Safety in the UK is one of the world's most well known road safety campaign agencies, working on a range of road safety topics in the UK. The two organizations have teamed up to present #MatesMatter, a social campaign that places a funny lens over designated-driving and a somewhat subtle anti-drink driving message aimed at young males.

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WHO develop indicators for global road safety targets - what does it mean?

WHO develop indicators for global road safety targets - what does it mean?

In November 2017, the United Nations agreed on a set of 12 targets that directly relate to the Sustainable Development Goals: SDG target 3.6 seeks to reduce road traffic deaths and injuries by 50% by 2020 and SDG target 11.2 aims to provide access to safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable transport by 2030. The set of 12 targets need indicators to ensure that progress is being made and that countries work towards implementing new initiatives, laws and changes to reduce road crahes.

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Apply for All Bar None Scholarship for One Young World 2018, The Hague

Apply for All Bar None Scholarship for One Young World 2018, The Hague

One Young World was founded in 2009 by David Jones and Kate Robertson. One YOung World is a UK-based charity that gathers together the brightest young leaders from around the world, empowering them to make lasting connections to create positive change. They stage an annual Summit where the most valuable young talent from global and national companies, NGOs, universities and other forward-thinking organisations are joined by world leaders, acting as the One Young World Counsellors. At the Summit, delegates debate, formulate and share innovative solutions for the pressing issues the world faces.

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"Get Bitter or Better" - Inspirational story from Jacob a USA youth leader!

There are around 1.8 billion young people in the world today, the biggest population of youth in history under the age of 25. Yet, more than 1000 children and young people die every day on the world’s road. Most of us believe it could never happen to us. I never would’ve imagined having a personal experience with road safety, but I soon realized it affects all of us.

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Young person's guide to 'changing the world' - a quick guide for the Global Goals

Young person's guide to 'changing the world' - a quick guide for the Global Goals

AIESEC, a global youth-led organization, has partnered with the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme to produce a guide of daily actions and activities that can be carried out to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The guide was produced building on ideas from 500 young leaders from 126 countries.

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Brian's Column: Local Rwandese women motor passengers wear safety helmets!

Brian's Column: Local Rwandese women motor passengers wear safety helmets!

Our regular columnist Brian Bilal Mwebaze is back in the new year with his regular column. Brian gives a low down on road safety issues facing young people in Africa. From observational commentary, good practise and frustrations. Brian offers a no-holds-barred insight into the world of road safety in Africa.

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Fixers are looking for passionate young people for road safety projects in the UK

Fixers are looking for passionate young people for road safety projects in the UK

With statistics showing that road crashes are the number one killer of young people in the UK, Fixers are taking action on road safety. Fixers are young people using their past to fix the future. They are motivated by personal experience to make positive change for themselves and those around them. In 2018, Fixers are looking for young people age 16-25 to run a road safety project in the UK. 

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SDGs in Action - the app highlighting the Sustainable Development Goals

SDGs in Action - the app highlighting the Sustainable Development Goals

The SDGs in Action app has been developed to highlight the Sustainable Development Goals - the world’s to-do list to end poverty, reduce inequalities and tackle climate change. It is brought to you by the GSMA, which represents the interests of nearly 800 mobile operators worldwide, and Project Everyone, a non-profit global campaign to spread the messaging of the SDGs.

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