Submissions/Wiki Loves Women
This is an accepted submission for Wikimania 2017.
This is an Open submission for Wikimania 2017 that has not yet been reviewed by a member of the Programme Committee.
- Submission no. 2028 Subject - C4
- Title of the submission
- Wiki Loves Women: A year in closing the gender gap in four countries in West Africa
- Type of submission (lecture, panel, tutorial/workshop, roundtable discussion, lightning talk, poster, birds of a feather discussion)
- Language of presentation
- English and French
- E-mail address
- islawikiloveswomen.org and fdevouardanthere.org
- Georges - Wiki Loves Women Cameroon WiR
- Olushola Olaniyan - Wiki Loves Women Nigeria Facilitator
- Sam Oye - Wiki Loves Women Nigeria Team Member
- Felix Nartey - Wiki Loves Women Ghana Facilitator
- Raphael Berchie - Wiki Loves Women Ghana WiR
- Stella - Wiki Loves Women Ghana volunteer
- Yasield - Wiki Loves Women Côte d’Ivoire WiR
- Donatien - Wiki Loves Women Côte d’Ivoire Facilitator
- User:FloNight - Volunteer and mentor
- Country of origin
- South Africa / France / Cameroon / Cote d’Ivoire / Ghana / Nigeria
- Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)
- Wiki Loves Women
- Personal homepage or blog
- Abstract (up to 300 words to describe your proposal)
- Since January 2016, Wiki Loves Women has been operational in four countries across Africa: Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana and Nigeria
- The Wiki Loves Women project focuses on bridging two significant gaps on Wikimedia projects – women and Africa – both in terms of content about these subjects and in terms of participation by people from these groups. In collaboration with the Goethe-Institut, the project has worked to encourage the contribution of existing information from Civil Society Organisations and Gender-equality groups to Wikipedia. In addition, the project encourages the activation and support of new and existing editors (both female and gender-sensitised male Wikipedians) in the focus countries.
- The panel will introduce the project and its actions. There will be feedback from the main project managers as well as the organisers within each country. The panel will follow the following format: an introduction, 5 slides (or less) + 7 mins from each of the four participating country, closing remarks and then a discussion. :There will be English and French leaflets and bookmarks available.
- What will attendees take away from this session?
- Attendees will learn more about a multi-layered GLAM project that builds and supports volunteer communities, and works with Civil Society partners working within gender equality to extract existing and verified intelligence. The results of the project have been both tangible and intangible, expected and unexpected. It is a great case study of how to do multi-country projects around a central theme and how different projects operate within different environments.
- Theme of presentation
- Length of session (if other than 25 minutes, specify how long)
- 50 minutes
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