‘Light of Hope’ Initiative
This initiative involves the burning of a light (candle or other light, even switching on of cell-phones or torches) and the illumination of houses, porches and civic buildings – in memory of a road victim and all road victims worldwide – suggested from 6pm to 12 midnight, but especially between 6-8pm.
Launched on World Day 2007, the initiative was proposed by the French road victim organization Esperanza, who achieved both the illumination of houses, gardens, balconies and public buildings in their city – Port-Saint-Louis du Rhone and organized a symbolic transfer of light, recorded on video, from Europe (Italy) to America (Mexico).
Their report from 2007 is a splendid example of what can be achieved.
Since then, this Initiative has represented an important World Day event in many countries.
In Italy, thanks to the efforts of road victim NGO AIFVS, every year many civic buildings are illuminated, including the Capitol in Rome.
More photographs of events involving lights can be found in the galleries.
Invitation to choose and promote the ‘Light of Hope’ Initiative
People the world over are asked to join in this initiative and help make the World Day well known to everyone, by making it visible. Help from the media and celebrity supporters will ensure that this initiative will spread more widely with every year.
Remember road victims on World Day with a Light
especially between 6 – 8pm!