21 episodes

How do we do government differently? Listen to conversations with leaders who break the mold — from anti-corruption advocates to social justice champions, and public servants who fight for transparency, inclusion, participation, and accountability in government. Join host Stephanie Bluma as she shares insights on what governments and civil society from different regions of the world can learn from each other — and how we can renew our societies.

This podcast is a production of Open Government Partnership and Hueman Group Media.

Voices of Open Government Hueman Group Media

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How do we do government differently? Listen to conversations with leaders who break the mold — from anti-corruption advocates to social justice champions, and public servants who fight for transparency, inclusion, participation, and accountability in government. Join host Stephanie Bluma as she shares insights on what governments and civil society from different regions of the world can learn from each other — and how we can renew our societies.

This podcast is a production of Open Government Partnership and Hueman Group Media.

    Empower Civil Society, Strengthen Democracy

    Empower Civil Society, Strengthen Democracy

    Strengthening civil society and citizen participation is of utmost importance. Anabel Cruz, Founding Director of the Communication and Development Institute (ICD), has spent three decades doing that work. 

    In the last episode of Voices of Open Government, Anabel tells us how her experience fleeing her home country of Uruguay as a political refugee inspired her to work on democratic initiatives and why strengthening civil society is crucial in our current political climate.

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    • 27 min
    On A Quest to Raise Young Voices

    On A Quest to Raise Young Voices

    Young people have become increasingly influential in the government space, pushing campaigns and leveraging powerful tools such as social media. 

    Ebenezar Wikina has spent his life advocating for positive change. 



    Today Ebenezar tells us how he has managed to engage young people in civic and governmental  issues that affect their everyday lives.

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    • 25 min
    Stand Up for Democracy: Lessons from Estonia

    Stand Up for Democracy: Lessons from Estonia

    Today we’ll take a look at  Estonia, a country that is successfully building open government initiatives after being occupied by Russia for over half a century.

    Our guest is Taimar Peterkop, the country’s Secretary of State and he tells us how he was inspired to dedicate his life to public service after his country reclaimed its independence in 1991.

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    • 17 min
    To Protect the Environment, Protect the Defenders

    To Protect the Environment, Protect the Defenders

    We are experiencing unprecedented heat waves, floods and droughts in many places around the world. The Escazu Agreement aims to address the lack of environmental democracy in the region and protect environmental defenders.

    Today’s guest is Felipe Pino, an environmental lawyer based in Chile. He explains how his organization is working to implement Escazu and why this agreement is so significant to advance environmental democracy.

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    • 24 min
    A Mission to Record and Remember Victims of Gender-Based-Violence

    A Mission to Record and Remember Victims of Gender-Based-Violence

    Gender-based violence and femicide are serious global problems, but they are especially acute in Latin America. The region is home to 14 of the 25 countries with the highest rates of femicide in the world, according to the United Nations. Yet, official government data on gender-based violence and femicide is often absent or incomplete.

    Today’s guest is gender activist and researcher Helena Suárez Val. She created a publicly available database that compiles lethal gender-related violence cases in Uruguay . In our conversation, Helena takes us back to Latin America’s history of women’s activism and shares what led her to create her own database. We also discuss the role of the state on gender-based violence and why data is important to change public perception and policy.

    If you want to learn more about Helena Suárez Val’s work visit feminicidiouruguay.net and datoscontrafeminicidio.net

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    • 36 min
    A Lawyer’s Journey to Unmask Anonymous Companies

    A Lawyer’s Journey to Unmask Anonymous Companies

    Transparency about beneficial ownership prevents companies from operating in secrecy. Yet, most countries don’t require the disclosure of beneficial owners.

    Today’s guest is Andrej Leontiev, Managing Partner of Taylor Wessing in the Slovak Republic, and one of the main leaders of this movement.

    You can learn more about Andrej’s work and other initiatives his law firm is working on here.

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    • 27 min

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