Advocating for road safety and road traffic injury victims: a guide for nongovernmental organizations
Nongovernmental organizations representing road safety and road traffic injury victims contribute to making road safety an issue which is real and in need of urgent action. Advocating for road safety and road traffic injury victims: a guide for nongovernmental organizations, published by WHO and the Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety, offers such groups guiding principles and strategic approaches for more targeted advocacy.
In the area of advocacy, NGOs engage in a range of activities, from general awareness raising to lobbying for a specific legislative change. Highlighting practical initiatives, with related checklists, tips and case studies from around the world, the Guide is especially targeted towards organizations operating with limited resources.
Coinciding with the creation of the Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety, the Guide aims to help participating organizations advocate strategically, particularly in the framework of Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020.
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- Advocating for legislative change related to drinking and driving in Mexico
- Establishing the Congressional Caucus on Global Road Safety in the United States
- Engaging partners to improve the safety of children around schools in China
- Working with local municipalities to ensure the rights of pedestrians in cities worldwide
- Improving infrastructure to enhance pedestrian safety in Egypt
- Advocating for increased visibility of school children
- Creating advocacy documents to inform road safety policy in Europe
- Engaging with the media to promote the use of seat-belts by children in Uruguay
- Using social media to rally the support of youth for road safety worldwide