Points of View 19th February 2019

Open Government and Women’s Rights – A Podcast by Women’s Budget Group

by Guest

This case study was written by Women’s Budget Group as part of the Open Government Pioneers Project. Check out the other case studies here.

In Women’s Budget Group’s (WBG) first podcast, they look at how open government can help to promote advance and defend women’s rights.

In this podcast, WBG discusses Freedom of Information (a key pillar of open government), and the potential that transparency has to improve accountability. They talk with Maeve McClenaghan from the Bureau of Investigative Journalism (BIJ) about an investigation they undertook which unveiled the serious stuggles faced by domestic violence refuges in England following huge budget cuts.

(The Podcast lasts 13min28)