NEWS & EVENTS


Women Mountain Rescuers in Tajikistan

The Pamir region of rural Tajikistan is mountainous and much of it is very remote. EASST working with Young Generation of Tajikistan (YGT) and Fire Aid have been involved in improving emergency response in the country for the past five years, training first responders and sourcing equipment donations. In one location, they found that 50 […]

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Mobility, Disability and Access to Work

According to global estimates, persons with disabilities comprise approximately 15% of the world’s population, 85% of whom live in developing countries. In these countries, up to 80% of persons with disabilities of working age and that are willing to work are unemployed. Many factors contribute to this: misperception and discrimination, inaccessible offices, and lack of […]

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Keeping Road Users Safe During Lockdown

There has been much talk about how road use is changing during lockdown. With less cars and more pedestrians on the streets, a number of cities are embracing changes that walking and cycling and enable social distancing. We spoke to Mário Alves, International Federation of Pedestrians, Portugal; Chana Widawski, Families for Safe Streets, US; and […]

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Tackling Speed through Enforcement

“We have three objectives: to save lives, to tackle criminality, and to bring the public along with us,” says Detective Superintendent (DS) Andy Cox, the Vision Zero lead for the Metropolitan Police Force in London. As in many cities around the world, London has seen a sharp decrease in traffic due to lockdown but also […]

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Taking Road Safety to Gamers in Lockdown

With few people on the streets and attention focused on the COVID-19 pandemic, NGOs are looking for new ways to engage their communities to think about safety when they travel. Madres Del Dolor has hit upon an innovative approach that enables it to reach a high-risk audience. Turismo Competición 2000 (TC2000) is one of the […]

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Journal of Injury and Violence Research Features Advocate Project

In November 2018, Ali Zayerzadeh and Mohsen Fallah of Road Safety Pioneers (RSP), Iran, were part of the Alliance Advocate Asia training in Delhi, India. The training focused on a demonstration safe school zone project, which Advocates then implemented in their home countries. Ali and Mohsen have so far assessed eight schools in Tehran and […]

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Alliance NGO COVID-19 Statement

The Alliance, in consultation with its members, has issued a statement regarding its position on the COVID-19 pandemic. Read the statement in ENGLISH, SPANISH, and FRENCH. Image: Maksym Kaharlytskyi/Unsplash

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COVID-19 response calls for road safety NGOs

It is becoming clear to us that the COVID-19 pandemic is not just a short delay in our work schedules, but will have a much longer impact. We anticipate that it will fundamentally change the way that we all work going forward. Therefore, the Alliance is organizing a series of conference calls for member NGOs […]

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Alliance Welcomes Two New Members

We are excited to welcome the two new members that have joined the Alliance recently: L’Association Annahda Al-Baamraniya for the Development and Road Safety Education, Morocco, organizes awareness campaigns, projects, and programs for road safety and road victims in partnership and with the support of the National Committee for the Prevention of Traffic Accidents. It is […]

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What does COVID-19 mean for road safety?

With nearly every country around the world either battling to cope with outbreaks of the COVID-19 virus or preparing and monitoring in anticipation, people’s lives have changed dramatically in the last month. It has implications for nearly every area of our lives and our work. Road safety is no exception. We unpack several areas below […]

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Commitment for Psychological Support in Catalonia

The first moment after a road crash is one of great confusion: people are in a state of shock and can experience anxiety, disorientation, disconnection, and intense reactions that they do not know how to manage. It is important therefore to help the victim to stabilize their emotions and to recover the feeling of control. […]

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UN Road Safety Fund Success for Alliance Member

At the Ministerial lunch at the 3rd Global Ministerial Conference in Sweden last month, the latest round of UN Road Safety Trust Fund grants were announced.  10 projects were funded that will address gaps in road safety provision in 12 countries, including Argentina, Azerbaijan, Brazil, Cameroon, Cote D’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Jordan, Lao, Tanzania, […]

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Celebrating Women Leaders in Road Safety

8 March is International Women’s Day. At the 3rd Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety, we saw a conscious effort to ensure the gender balance of speakers; and so today, we celebrate the role of women in the opening and closing ceremonies of the conference. The Commissioners In the opening ceremony of the Ministerial Conference, […]

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Does Road Safety Need More Anger?

During the People’s Survey Meeting and in several sessions at the 3rd Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety, a reoccurring question was asked: Do NGOs need to be more angry? The debate was heightened by an act of activism by NGO members at the opening ceremony of the conference. Two Alliance members were removed from the […]

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