Meet some of OGP's own Role Breakers
This series highlights the voices of open government reformers advancing gender and inclusion in their fields.
Mary Robinson was the first woman president in Ireland and went on to serve as the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. She shares her experience of being a woman in leadership and how ensuring citizens have clear and easy access to justice is a key part of opening government work.Watch the video
In 2019, we're calling on the OGP community to be intentional, strategic, and ambitious in how we bring women and girls into the co-creation process and implementation of commitments. Advance women’s participation in open government and expand gender commitments with these actions.
The Feminist Open Government Initiative aims to use research and action to encourage governments and civil society to champion new initiatives leading to gender advancements in open government.
The goal of open government is accountable, responsive, and inclusive governance. If we want to change the rules of the systems we live in to ensure it reflects the needs of all citizens – men, women, and a spectrum of gender groups – we have to break the stereotypical roles that stand in the way of our collective advancement.
The Open Gender Monologues allow women, men, gender queer, and LGBTQ+ people working in open government to express themselves on topics of gender in a safe space for people to talk, listen, and learn.
The Break the Roles message is clear: if we want to see better more responsive, more transparent and more accountable government, we must take deliberate steps to ensure that all voices are included in open government. We must all take action – now.
Without the perspective, experience and expertise of women, decisions often get made by elite groups removed from daily challenges, and our policies suffer as a consequence. Learn how OGP plans to advance gender equality throughout the partnership.
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For International Day of the Girl Child, we asked open government and inclusion champions to share their inspirational and actionable advice with the next generation of open government leaders.
Gender Fact Sheet
OGP is working to streamline gender into open government commitments...
Break the Roles Coalition
As part of the campaign, OGP will convene a gender coalition that will bring together a dedicated group of global leaders on open government and gender equality. This group will help build political momentum behind gender and inclusion within open government practices and commitments.
Coalition Guided By
Africa Freedom of Information Centre
Center for Global Development
Department for International Development
Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport, Government of the UK
Equal Measures 2030
International Development Research Centre
Natural Resource Governance Institute
Open Contracting Partnership
Open Data Charter
United Nations Development Programme
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