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Every Journey, Every Child - Global Initiative for Child Health and Mobility

Every Journey, Every Child - Global Initiative for Child Health and Mobility

Every child has the right to healthy development and an education. But every day more than 3000 children and adolescents – a toll equivalent to the student population of two large schools – suffer a road traffic death or serious injury.

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#SaveKidsLives continues its momentum with superstars and dignitaries

#SaveKidsLives continues its momentum with superstars and dignitaries

The #SaveKidsLives campaign continues to generate global attention with global superstars taking a moment to sign up the 2020 Action Agenda and take a #Safie. The latest high profile #Safies have been taken by music sensation, Pharrell Williams, USA's gold medal sprinter Johan Blake and United Nations General Secretary Ban Ki Moon.

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Young pedestrians, ‘Look don’t Like’ when crossing roads

Young pedestrians, ‘Look don’t Like’ when crossing roads

A new initiative has been launched to address the problem of distraction among young pedestrians who use mobiles phones while crossing the road in the UK.

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Apply for a grant - GRSP call for proposals round 10

Apply for a grant - GRSP call for proposals round 10

Organizations seeking funding to promote policy change and implementation will be required to submit a short concept note for consideration. Concept notes will be reviewed by an international panel of experts.

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See the Road: Ontario urges all to #PutDownThePhone - take part!

See the Road: Ontario urges all to #PutDownThePhone - take part!

When you aren’t focused on the road, things can happen fast. Using your phone to talk, text, check maps or choose a playlist while you’re behind the wheel all count as distracted driving – and they put you and others at risk. Other activities like eating, reading or typing a destination into a GPS are also dangerous when you’re behind the wheel. It doesn’t matter if you’re on a highway or stopped at a red light – distracted driving could cost you. Read about the new campaign from Ontario's Ministry of Transportation.

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Euro 2016: Listening to football commentary a danger while driving ?

Euro 2016: Listening to football commentary a danger while driving ?

Motorists admit to shouting at the radio, punching the air, and even singing or chanting when listening to sport behind the wheel. Euro 2016 could cause a rise in unpredictable driving, according to new research by Confused.com. More than a third of those who listen to sport on the car radio say they feel their stress levels rise as a result.

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Brian's Column: Her mother was hit by a drunk-driving cop...

Brian's Column: Her mother was hit by a drunk-driving cop...

  This month, our regular columnist on Africa’s road safety, Brian Kanaahe Mwebaze takes us to Botswana where a drunk driving cop hit and severely injured the mother of a young philanthropist, humanitarian and motivational speaker, 21 year old Gogontlejang Phaladi. Oh, she’s also the Executive Director Gogontlejang Phaladi Pillar of Hope Project and yes, you guessed right. She’s on Facebook & Twitter .

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You're Invited - Our Future: A Lancet Commission on Adolescent Health

You're Invited - Our Future: A Lancet Commission on Adolescent Health

After three decades of calls for action on adolescent health, The Lancet has partnered with four leading academic institutions (The University of Melbourne, University College London, the London School for Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Columbia University) to establish a Commission on Adolescent Health and Wellbeing.

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Participate and comment on The New Urban Agenda: Habitat III

Participate and comment on The New Urban Agenda: Habitat III

Throughout modern history, urbanization has been a major driver of development and poverty reduction. Governments can respond to this key development opportunity through Habitat III by promoting a new model of urban development that is able to integrate all facets of sustainable development to promote equity, welfare and shared prosperity. Habitat III is the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development to take place in Quito, Ecuador, from 17 – 20 October 2016.

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Schoolchildren cast spotlight on road safety in the UK

Schoolchildren cast spotlight on road safety in the UK

Over 50 children from Roach, Bro Tawe and Maesydderwen schools have taken part in the production of road safety films. From finalizing story boards, to creating mock backgrounds, to then filming and starring in their very own road safety film. These short films are aiming to help raise awareness of the possible hazards involving children getting to and from school, as well as looking at the passenger perspective of road safety risks generally.

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Our South American Regional Champion reports from key event

Our South American Regional Champion reports from key event

The Iberoamerican Federation of Victims against Road Violence (FICVI for its acronym in Spanish) is an alliance of road safety victim associations from the Latin-American region. It was created in Washington D.C. in 2011 and has it´s legal representation in Colombia. Currently it has more than 19 associations affiliated from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Spain, Panama, Paraguay, Portugal, Uruguay and Venezuela.

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Participate in #SaveKidsLives - explore the 2020 Action Agenda with us

Participate in #SaveKidsLives - explore the 2020 Action Agenda with us

The #SaveKidsLives campaign is well into its second phase, which encourages campaigners and supporters to gather action and commitments from decision makers to enact five proven measures for road safety. The ultimate aim is to #SaveKidsLives. We fully support this campaign and invite the youth network for road safety to take part and follow the campaign's steps. The 2020 Action Agenda is the centerpiece of the campaign. Explore it with us.

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Sign up free to the Lancet and get info on sustainable youth development

Sign up free to the Lancet and get info on sustainable youth development

Our future: a Lancet commission on adolescent health and wellbeing focuses on the study of children and young people and some of the most pressing issues facing our generation. The largest generation of adolescents and young people in human history (1.8 billion) demands more attention and action. Adolescents and young adults face unprecedented social, economic, and cultural change. This new Lancet Commission argues that there are both current threats, if inaction continues, but also tremendous unrealised opportunities not only for the health and wellbeing of young people themselves but also for the future of society and future generations

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Brians Column: Who's the sexiest? Helmet Vs. Non-Helmet Users

Brians Column: Who's the sexiest? Helmet Vs. Non-Helmet Users

For a fact: Using helmets decreases the risk and severity of injuries by about 72%; decreases the likelihood of death by up to 39%, with the probability depending on the speed of the motorcycle involved; and decreases the costs of health care associated with crashes (WHO, 2006).

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YOURS Annual Report 2015 - read all about what we did last year!

YOURS Annual Report 2015 - read all about what we did last year!

We have published our Annual Report 2015, highlighting exacty what we we did in the previous year. It includes some key milestones for the last year and highlights how we as a global youth organization, contributed to several initatives as well as spearheaded our own. We have made our Annual Report easy on the eye so as you can get a grasp of our work easily!

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Dr. Adnan Hyder joins our Supervisory Board

Dr. Adnan Hyder joins our Supervisory Board

Since we began operations at YOURS back in 2009, our organization has been governed by a Supervisory Board. The Supervisory Board oversees the long-term objectives of the organization and ensures that the by-laws and rules governing the organization’s activities are observed. We are delighted to announce that Dr. Adnan Hyder of Johns Hopkins University joins our Chair, Dr. Wim Rogmans on the Supervisory Board.

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US teens share top tips for safer driving: Jeremy & Mark say listen up!

US teens share top tips for safer driving: Jeremy & Mark say listen up!

We were recently contacted by some teens in the States that have been gathering information for safer driving as part of their youth center's safety programme. Jeremy and Mark have been working hard to educate their peers and came across our website, which they gave the teen seal of approval! We are happy that they want to contribute to our site from a United States perspecitve. They say "Listen up folks", and share some top tips for safer driving.

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15 year old Charlie Cracknall is a film maker for road safety!

15 year old Charlie Cracknall is a film maker for road safety!

The creativity of young people to create message that 'speak' to their peers is second to none. We've been saying it for years, young people themselves can and do take action for road safety. This action is often filled with unique messages, a fresh look on an issue and presented in the most 'real' of ways. Our friend in the UAE, 15 year old Charlie Cracknall continues to build on his award winning movie making passion for road safety and is back with a film, "Click-It" on seatbelt use.

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Social U - two webinars on social media from the Global Alliance

Social U - two webinars on social media from the Global Alliance

The Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety represents organizations from all across the world. They recently launched an 'Alliance Empowerment Programme', which aims to build to skills, knowledge and capacity of members. In the programme, member organizations will learn how to better design and implement initiatives that significantly reduce the risk of injury and fatality on the world’s roads. In a two part webinar series called 'Social U', top tips are shared on maximizing the use of Facebook and Twitter as an organization working in the road safety field.

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WHO Road Safety Media Fellows: Read their articles

WHO Road Safety Media Fellows: Read their articles

Our roads are killing us. More than 1.24 million people die and between 20 and 50 million are injured each year in traffic-related incidents. To help improve coverage of this global public health crisis in 2015, the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) with the support of the World Health Organization (WHO) named 25 journalists as Road Safety Journalism Fellows.

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