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 (and beyond), especially online, where there is a shortage of fact-based news, information and knowledge about Africa’s successful women, or women’s experiences across the continent.
The Wiki Loves Women initiative was founded in 2016 to bridge two significant knowledge gaps – women and Africa – in terms of accessible, online content that features or celebrates women, and content authored by women to share their experiences and inspirations.
Wiki Loves Women’s multi-layered, international activations informs, mobilises and trains women to contribute factual information to open knowledge platforms, and in doing so, celebrate the pivotal roles that women play in each country or region’s political, economic, scientific, cultural and heritage landscape.
Wiki Loves Women was founded by Isla Haddow-Flood and Florence Devouard. It is a pivotal project of Wiki In Africa and is supported by the Wikimedia Foundation and the Goethe-Institut. The project documentation and its outcomes are published under CC BY SA 4.0.