This grant will support the Right to Information Program at Article 19’s Mexico office to (a) continue the work with women in indigenous communities in the state of Chiapas to exercise their right of access to information as a tool to demand social accountability, expand to the state Yucatan, and pilot in an urban context in the state of Nuevo Leon; (b) publish the fourth edition of the report on the right to information at the state level; (c) increase the openness of appointment processes to key positions for the protection of human rights; and (d) pursue strategic litigation to improve implementation of access to information laws.
About the Grantee
Av. José Vasconcelos 131 San Miguel Chapultepec Delg. Miguel Hidalgo, Mexico City, 11850, Mexico
Grants to this Grantee
for a project to assess the performance of state and federal information commissions in Mexico
The Campaña Global por la Libertad de Expresión A19 (Article 19) is an organization that works to protect journalists, advocate for freedom of the press, and encourage access to public information. This grant will fund a project with Article 19’s Mexico office to evaluate how access to public information reforms have been implemented at the subnational level in Mexico, particularly in relation to the performance of information commissions created to act as ombudsmen for citizens requesting information from public agencies. At the same time, the project will create a platform for information requestors to share their experiences and exchange knowledge about best and worst practices in implementing access to information reforms.
for the development of Mexico's Open Government Partnership action plan
This grant will allow the chair of the Mexican civil society group of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) in Mexico, Article 19, to guarantee a more inclusive, effective, independent, and innovative participation of civil society groups in OGP. As chair of the civil society group, Article 19 seeks to develop an action plan and monitoring mechanism for higher impact commitments and for a gender perspective, monitor the creation of local action plans, and build an effective communications strategy for the civil society group.