My name is Sichelesile Similo Ndlovu. I am a new Wikipedian from Zimbabwe and part of the Wiki Loves Women Focus Group. The group’s aim is bridging two significant gaps in Wikimedia projects – women and Africa – both in terms of content about these subjects and participation by people from these groups. Together with … Read More
The Wiki Loves Women: Highlights of 2022.
The Focus Group In 2022, the Focus Coaching programme comprised of 14 women from across Africa (and southern France) who participated in: A monthly thematic working session with the group (private recording for group members). Bi-monthly Office Hours on Thursdays; we have hosted about 8 informal office hours. More than 5 Office Hours in French … Read More
The #SheSaid campaign: 3 years of celebrating Women!
Under the tagline “Give her a voice”, the #SheSaid campaign was started in 2020 in order to elevate the voices of notable women on Wikiquote in different languages. After 3 editions, the drive has resulted in 7376 new or improved articles. When first launched, the campaign resulted in +867 new or improved articles in 7 … Read More
“The Focus Group: After 2 years, where are we?”
The Focus Group celebrates its second year anniversary. An amazing amount of work continues to be done by the members. A Coaching program has been instituted to help the participating members in all stages of the programme to develop their skills and helped them find ways to build their capacities. “I have been able to … Read More
She has a lot to say! #SheSaid
Wiki Loves Women‘s #SheSaid campaign, which aims to redress the imbalance of gender representation on Wikiquote, continues to impact the visibility of women with new and improved articles being added in 12 languages since the 2022 project launched in October. In early December, over mid-way through the campaign and heading towards its end in December, Wikiquotes added […]
Wiki in Africa partners with Wiki Indaba to stream remote content to you!
The Wiki in Africa team flew to Rwanda last month to Wiki Indaba, where some team members met in person for the first time after working together for almost a year. Although the team has a wonderfully synergistic professional relationship, bonds of friendship were cemented over wine from Cape Town and Tunisia, and project ideas for […]
What’s up with Wiki Loves Women?
Wiki Loves Women continues to celebrate African women with the launch of a new #SheSaid WikiQuote drive, while the first series of our Inspiring Open podcast continues to gain popularity as we near the final episode of the season. With guests in a wide range of fields, from the creative, to the cultural curators and […]