World Day Activities 2016
WDR 2016 Event Submissions
Please send details of your events planned for World Day 2016 via this form: http://worlddayofremembrance.org/submissions/event-submission-form, together with any publicity materials already available. After the World Day, please send photographs, reports, any media publicity of your event, etc. – to add to your organization’s entry, in order to make it complete.
URGENT – Photos for the Wall of Remembrance 2016
Please send road victim photographs for this year’s Wall of Remembrance to: firstname.lastname@example.org
These should be photographs not yet included on last year’s poster, which can be seen as one of the slides on the World Day website http://worlddayofremembrance.org/
Ask for a Message of Support from your Head of State and/or persons important to your organization
The World Day offers the opportunity to involve your politicians and persons who are important to the work of your organization, and sensitize them to the issues of road death and injury – maybe there is still time to approach them for messages of support, and for supporting the official recognition of the World Day of Remembrance in your country – all information will be added to the World Day website, please send to email@example.com
WDR 2016 Poster and Video with your logo – late requests
The WDR Team may still be able to response to your late requests – submitted via the World Day website: http://worlddayofremembrance.org/request
As you will already be aware, this year’s theme “Vital post-crash actions- medical care, investigation, justice!” is based on Pillar 5 (post-crash response) of the Global Plan for the Decade of Action and is a very important area of road safety especially for NGOs whose work also includes support for road crash victims.
Collecting testimonies from bereaved and injured road crash victims will be a very appropriate action especially for this year’s World Day of Remembrance, since they will provide information of immediate medical care, investigation of the crash and the response by the legal system-and therefore material to illustrate this year’s World Day theme and possible campaigning material for the future.
Please see some examples on the World Day website: http://worlddayofremembrance.org/publicity/testimonies/
Guide to writing a testimony: http://worlddayofremembrance.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/What-should-a-testimony-contain.pdf
Please publicize the World Day via Social Media to help make it known worldwide:
And please remember to hashtag all your social media posts relating to the World Day with #WDR2016, so we can easily find and share your events, photographs and news.
Still collecting: Remembrance songs and poems for a global “20th Anniversary World Day Anthology”
Please send songs and poems that were written by you or family and friends, which had touched or helped you, or those you think deserve to be included in a multi-lingual publication. We will collate your contributions into the planned “20th Anniversary World Day Anthology”. Submit any entries via this link: 20th year Global Anthology Submissions
World Day Activities 2015
Reminder: please send testimonies; also songs and poems for a “20th anniversary World Day Anthology”
Please find details among the notices below.
20 days to World Day!
Has your Head of State already provided a World Day message? There is still time to ask. The UK’s Prime Minister has sent his message for WDR 2015 to RoadPeace, UK’s national charity for road traffic victims : http://worlddayofremembrance.org/about/messages-thoughts/leading-politicians/
30 days to our World Day of Remembrance!
Time to print and display the 2015 poster and publicize the WDR and its special 10th and 20th anniversaries, together with the information about your planned events for this years World Day.
Time also to send information of your planned events via this form: http://worlddayofremembrance.org/submissions/event-submission-form/ …
in order to have it added to the Archive 2015 events: http://worlddayofremembrance.org/archives/archives-2015/
Good luck with all the preparations!
World Day Poster – ready to download from the Posters- to- share page: http://worlddayofremembrance.org/posters-to-share/
We are offering our 10th & 20th Anniversary poster in key languages to all World Day event organizers who did not manage to submit their form and logo in time. All those who did, will be receiving their poster soonest.
NGOs who are members of the Global NGO Alliance (GA) will find the posters with the GA logo via the link under the second row of flags below the poster images.
Start printing and distributing your poster as widely as possible to achieve maximum publicity in your country – for the World Day, our two important anniversaries, the suffering of road victims and your campaign for changes!
Plan to launch a “Coalition Against Road Trauma”(CART) this World Day!
Such a Coalition is proposed as one of several global World Day initiatives, i.e. a network of associations representing health professionals, emergency personnel, road safety experts, relevant charities and civil rights organisations, as well as committed individuals.
Besides providing a chance to actively participate in commemorations, the World Day offers them an opportunity to publicize the messages relating to their specific work, while at the same time highlighting the scale and impact of road crashes.
For more information:
Final reminder to have your organization’s logo(s) and wording in your language added onto the World Day poster and video by the WDR team
The deadline for the above has already been extended by 3 weeks – see second post below – and we will now offer the poster (video will follow) in key languages, for organizers of World Day events to add their own logo(s).
Prepare some testimonies for your World Day commemorations – they are able to convey much more powerfully than statistics the horror of road crashes and the profound all-round impact.
Here is a link to ‘What a testimony should contain’: http://worlddayofremembrance.org/publicity/testimonies/
Remembrance songs and poems for a global “20th Anniversary World Day Anthology”
Please send songs and poems that were written by you or family and friends, which had touched or helped you, or those you think deserve to be included in a multi-lingual World Day Anthology. We will collate your contributions during the coming year, with the aim of launching this anthology on World Day 2016, Submit any entries via this link: 20th year Global Anthology Submissions
Message of Support from your Head of State – ask for it now!
60 days to the World Day – have you asked yet for a Message of Support from your Head of State?
Share your suggestions or news of your actions on the WDR Message Board http://worlddayofremembrance.org/wdr-forum-message-board/
Reminder to ask for having your organization’s logo(s) and wording in your language added onto the World Day poster and video
Only 65 days to the World Day of Remembrance– please urgently request the above by completing this form: http://worlddayofremembrance.org/request/
Photos of road victims to commemorate 20 years of remembrance
Photos are requested from the following continents – Africa, Asia and America – please send photos of relatives, friends or colleagues killed in crashes.
Entries of World Day events in 2014 – please complete these entries now!
Images are still missing from many entries to make them complete – do please find time to send photos and publicity materials via the continuous form: http://worlddayofremembrance.org/submissions/event-submission-event-submission-continuous-form/
If your organization’s event in 2014 has not yet been entered at all, please enter it now, including photos and any other relevant information, via the event submission form http://worlddayofremembrance.org/submissions/event-submission-form-2/
Ask for a Message of Support from your Head of State!
The World Day offers the opportunity to involve your politicians and sensitize them to the issues of road death and injury – now is the time to approach them for messages of support, or even better – for official recognition of the World Day of Remembrance in your country – all information will be added to the World Day website, please send to firstname.lastname@example.org
Testimonies can be much more powerful than statistics – they can give life to statistics and make politicians and the general-public appreciate the horror of sudden death and injury on the road, the long-term impact on families and communities, and the wider consequences and cost to countries. http://worlddayofremembrance.org/publicity/testimonies/
Please supply one or more testimonies in the coming weeks, latest by end of October, to be used as advocacy material in many different settings. Please send to email@example.com
Remembrance songs and poems for a global “20th Anniversary World Day Anthology”
Following bereavement, especially if it is sudden and the circumstances tragic, many people turn to writing to express their many conflicting emotions. Poetry is often chosen to work out intense feelings of sadness, despair and anger following a death of a close family member or friend. Please send songs and poems that were written by you or had touched or helped you and we will collate them all into a multi-lingual publication, provided we receive a suitable number of contributions! Please send them via this link: http://worlddayofremembrance.org/submissions/wdr-art-submission-form/
Logos and text in your language for Poster and Video by the end of August latest!!
In order to have your poster and video returned soonest, for printing and early publicity, please send your organisation’s logo and any other logos you wish to include, together with the words on the poster in your language, as soon as possible, but latest by the end of August, via this link: http://worlddayofremembrance.org/request/
Photos to commemorate 20 years of global remembrance
Please send photos of relatives, friends or colleagues killed in crashes – for the No 20 on this year’s World Day poster and a 20th Anniversary Remembrance Wall on the website. Your organisation may already have a number of photos with permission to use them – please send them via this link: http://worlddayofremembrance.org/request/