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Submissions/Making Women Blue - The Impact of Women in Red

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This is an accepted submission for Wikimania 2017.

Submission no. 2051 Subject - C4
Women in Red - Screen shot of one of our project pages - Similar pages on :ca, :es, :fr, :it, :kr - about twelve languages, more countries!
Librarian in Residence logo for Women in Red. Remixed from File:Women in Red logo.svg. Yes, Women in Red has its own Librarian in Residence.
Collaboration with the United Nations - we were finalists for prize
Over 12 countries, 400 new articles, one high profile day
40 Editathons and (now) WIR badges
"Bridgeman v. Corel" - meet Viscount Bridgeman (and Roger)
Facebook, Twitter every day, Pinterest image curation
Women in Red @ Wikimania 2015 where we launched this project
Women in Red @ Wikimania 2016 - one year update
First of dozens of Twitter banners
Title of the submission
Type of submission (lecture, panel, tutorial/workshop, roundtable discussion, lightning talk, poster, birds of a feather discussion)
  • Lecture with short video
Authors of the submission
  • Rosie Stephenson-Goodknight
type of submission
  • Presentation by Rosie Stephenson-Goodknight which includes Roger Bamkin's video
Language of presentation
  • English
E-mail addresses
  • Rosiestep.wiki@gmail.com
Country of origin
  • USA
Affiliations, if any (organisation, company etc.)
  • co-founder, WikiProject Women in Red
  • co-founder, WikiWomen's User Group
  • co-founder, WikiConference North America User Group
  • founder, WikiProject Women Writers
  • secretary, Wikimedia Affiliations Committee
  • member, Board of Directors, Wikimedia DC
  • Wikipedia Visiting Scholar, Northeastern University
Personal homepage or blog
Abstract (up to 300 words to describe your proposal)

In July 2015, Women in Red was launched at Wikimania Mexico City. In May 2016, it became the most active WikiProject in English Wikipedia. In November 2016, Women in Red was shortlisted for the ITU/United Nations' Women's GEM-TECH award in the category "Apply Technology for Women’s Empowerment and Digital Inclusion". In this presentation, we will describe:

  1. use of technology in our work
  2. our safe space methods, which have made our talkpages a harassment-free zone
  3. how we plan for and coordinate our work
  4. on-wiki outreach
  5. social media, including Twitter, Pinterest, and Facebook campaigns
  6. press, including podcasts, interviews, OpEd
  7. replicating our project's mission, vision, and values on 11 other language Wikipedias
  8. collaborations with international campaigns, including UN Women HerStory and BBC100Women

En juillet 2015, nous avons crée á Mexico le projet "Women in Red" (Femmes en rouge, ce qui désigne les titres d'articles qui manquent encore). En mai 2016, cette initiative devient le WikiProject le plus populaire de la version anglaise de Wikipédia. En novembre 2016, Women in Red est présélectionné pour le prix GEM-TECH de l'UIT en catégorie "Applications de la technologie pour l'autonomisation de la femme et l'inclusion numérique". Notre présentation abordera:

  1. L'utilisation de la technologie dans ce contexte
  2. Notre approche "zone neutre", qui sauvegarde nos pages discussion et les protège contre tout harcèlement
  3. La planification et la coordination de nos travaux
  4. Nos services et ambitions inter-wiki
  5. Notre appel aux médias sociaux: Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook
  6. Appui de la presse, y compris podcasting, interviews, OpEd
  7. Transfert de notre approche vers onze autres versions linguistiques de Wikipédia
  8. Participation à différentes campagnes internationales, par example UN Women HerStory et BBC100Women
What will attendees take away from this session?

Attendees will

  • gain insight into progress made since we launched Women in Red in 2015
  • our strategy for the next 12 months
  • how to replicate this DIY (do it yourself) project into other languages, while maintaining cultural sensitivities
Theme of presentation
  • WikiCulture & Community
For workshops and discussions, what level is the intended audience?
  • Not applicable
Length of session (if other than 25 minutes, specify how long)
  • 25 minutes
Will you attend Wikimania if your submission is not accepted?
  • Yes
Slides or further information (optional)
File:Making Women Blue - The Impact of Women in Red.webm
Video of the presentation.

Special requests
  • The presentation includes a short video
Is this Submission a Draft or Final?
  • Final

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  12. Interested in how Wikidata can help. Daniel Mietchen (talk) 03:20, 9 April 2017 (UTC)[reply]
  13. Yes yes yes! Montanabw (talk) 23:27, 10 April 2017 (UTC)[reply]
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  18. LaMèreVeille (talk) 15:38, 12 April 2017 (UTC) I'm involved in the similar project "Les sans PagEs" on the French WP[reply]
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