Encouraging the contribution of quality information on African women
to be published on, and made widely available via, Wikipedia
About the Project
Gender inequality is rife across Africa. 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 works in four countries, Côte d’Ivoire, Cameroon, Nigeria and Ghana, to encourage the contribution of existing information from Civil Society Organisations and Gender-equality groups to Wikipedia. The donated content will specifically focus on women’s contribution to the political, economic, scientific, cultural and heritage landscape, as well as the current socio-political status of women, in each country. In addition, the project will encourage the activation and support of new and existing editors (both female and gender-sensitised male Wikipedians) in the focus countries.
Wiki Loves Women is a 15 month project conceptualized and run by Isla Haddow-Flood and Florence Devouard in collaboration with the Goethe-Institut, In 2016, the Wiki Loves Women project will be activated in four countries. The project documentation and its outcome are published under CC BY SA 4.0.
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