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Call For Expression of Interest: Open Data & Gender Lab

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September 5, 2022

In July, Open Heroines launched a new project, the OH Working Labs. This is a new space aimed at channelling the creativity and energy of community members towards the creation of new solutions to different challenges, from a feminist perspective.

We kicked off with two themes — Open Data & Gender and Feminism & Digital Rights, coordinated by our community coordinators, Marisa Miodosky and Tracy Kadessa.

At the moment, the Open Data & Gender Lab is working on the elaboration of an Open Gender Data Guide for a non-expert audience. In the Lab’s preliminary meeting, a need was identified; to build bridges between open data experts and organisations dealing with gender issues without data knowledge. The belief is that these organisations want to use data for their causes and goals, but are often unsure how to implement gender data projects.

The aim of the guide is to empower activists, NGO professionals and civil servants without technical expertise by providing them with language, tools and means to produce, analyse and use data from a feminist intersectional perspective.

Call for Contributions

We invite you to be one of the Guide’s authors. We are looking for experts who can write in a simple language and based on their own experiences. Contributions are expected to be 2 pages long and be produced in 1 working day. The deadline for submitting the piece is October 31, 2022. We will give preference to Open Heroines but want this document to be as collaborative as possible.

What does a section look like?

Below are some guiding questions that will help you to figure out what the text should include:-

  1. What are we going to learn in this section? Write 2–3 sentences on what the section is about.
  2. What do you need for the implementation of this section to be successful? List the ingredients needed for the task, e.g open mind, computer, internet, buy-in, etc. (Maximum 1 paragraph)
  3. What is the main theme/concept of this section? This is the meat of the chapter. How do you carry out the task? How do you conduct it from a feminist perspective? What is the key message(s)? (Maximum 2–3 paragraphs)
  4. Examples or personal experience(s). Illustrate the section with concrete experience. You may also include failed experiences. (Maximum 2–3 paragraphs)
  5. Other resources. List of other references to expand on the theme. (Maximum 1 paragraph)

If you are interested in contributing to this guide, kindly add your name to this list next to the section you would like to contribute to by September 15, 2022. You can contribute to more than one section.

Research material/resources and writing guidelines will be shared upon declaration of interest.

Note: All contributions will be on a voluntary basis. However, if you are interested in contributing and do not have the means, we may provide an honorarium.

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