Between March 5 and 6, 2024, Caracas, capital of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, could not be left behind in the celebration of Open Data Day 2024; and the UTOPIX Femicide Monitor was in charge of it. During these two days a workshop was held: “Bootcamp INFOTOPIA version 2.0: Learning to monitor and infographics gender violence in the Capital District”.

This event was attended by 20 representatives of various feminist and women’s organizations from the states of Distrito Capital, La Guaira, Aragua and Miranda. On the first day, they received an introduction to monitoring data on various types of gender violence through the open source method; and on the second day, they received training on a visual tool for mass dissemination as important as infographics.

The facilitator was myself, Aimee Zambrano, on the first day and on the second day I was accompanied by Kael Abello, both founding members of the UTOPIX community and communication platform.

The main topics addressed during the Bootcamp were:

  1. Media monitoring and data collection.
    1. Concepts: the difference between communication and information; information systems;
    2. Monitoring and follow-up of information;
    3. Systematization of information;
    4. Open data analysis: open data and web scrapping;
    5. Data Monitoring Strategies;
    6. Some simple tools for data monitoring.
  2. INFOTOPIA method: it is a collaborative dynamic for the visual processing of information and collective generation of infographic materials.
    1. Thinking data: a brief review of the fundamental elements of the infographic conception to delimit the criteria, categories and hierarchies of the data.
    2. From writing to image: A tour of tools that make it possible to infographically display information in a simple way.

Among the main topics addressed by the various organizations as possible projects to be accompanied by the UTOPIX Monitor for their subsequent development into infographics and publication in social networks, the following stand out:

  • Women’s autonomy, advances in sexual and reproductive rights.
  • Discrimination against Sapphic women in Venezuela during 2023.
  • Implicit violence in the experiences of Yukpa indigenous craftswomen and craftsmen.
  • Psychological violence in the Altagracia parish: July-December 2023.
  • Indigenous women’s leadership in Venezuela, remains and risks.
  • Exploitation and sexual abuse of Venezuelan migrant women in Latin America.

The idea is that this Bootcamp is the first of many workshops that we want to dictate in several states of the country, to train various feminist and women’s organizations to start a monitoring network of gender violence in Venezuela.

About Open Data Day

Open Data Day (ODD) is an annual celebration of open data all over the world. Groups from many countries create local events on the day where they will use open data in their communities.

As a way to increase the representation of different cultures, since 2023 we offer the opportunity for organisations to host an Open Data Day event on the best date within a one-week period. In 2024, a total of 287 events happened all over the world between March 2nd-8th, in 60+ countries using 15 different languages.

All outputs are open for everyone to use and re-use.

In 2024, Open Data Day was also a part of the HOT OpenSummit ’23-24 initiative, a creative programme of global event collaborations that leverages experience, passion and connection to drive strong networks and collective action across the humanitarian open mapping movement

For more information, you can reach out to the Open Knowledge Foundation team by emailing You can also join the Open Data Day Google Group to ask for advice or share tips and get connected with others.