Apply now: Are you the Voice of Inspiring Open?

October 7, 2021By IslaJobs, Podcast

Wiki In Africa is excited to announce an exciting new platform from their Wiki Loves Women initiative – the Inspiring Open podcast series. Wiki Loves Women will create the first of a series of podcasts that showcases and celebrate inspiring women leaders within (and aligned to) the open movements, with a strong focus on Africa. … Read More

#SheSaid21 launches : getting women’s voices heard

October 1, 2021By IslaFocus Group 2021, SheSaid

Join the Wiki Loves Women’s annual #SheSaid campaign over October and November! Wiki Loves Women’s annual #SheSaid campaign focuses on bridging the gender divide and unearthing women’s voices by celebrating them and increasing their visibility online through Wikiquote. #SheSaid is a Wiki In Africa campaign for Wiki Loves Women. it is run by members of … Read More

Twelve women launch Focus Group in June 2021

June 17, 2021By IslaFocus Group 2021, General action, Initiative

The Wiki Loves Women project has launched its Focus Group coaching programme with 12 female members from Botswana, Cameroon, France, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Sudan and Zimbabwe. The Focus Group coaching program is practical, action-oriented, mentored and is entirely remote. It provides skills and transfers knowledge that supports each member as a community leader … Read More

#SheSaid20 Amplifies the Voices of 867 women

February 18, 2021By IslaUncategorized

On the 20th October, at the Gender Gap panel for the Creative Commons Virtual Global Summit, the Wiki Loves Women team launched the #SheSaid campaign. The brainchild of Wiki In Africa‘s Florence Devouard, #SheSaid is an online drive across the Wikimedia Community to balance the representation of gender in the entries of Wikiquote. Over the … Read More

#SheSaid20 Gives Women a Voice on Wikiquote

October 21, 2020By IslaUncategorized

On the 20th October, at the Gender Gap panel for the Creative Commons Virtual Global Summit, the SheSaid campaign was launched. The SheSaid drive is aimed at improving the visibility of women across Wikimedia projects by creating new or improving already existing Wikiquote entries that are related to them. Why the SheSaid campaign? One reason … Read More

Tell Us About Her winners!

April 3, 2020By IslaUncategorized

Throughout March 2020, Wiki Loves Women celebrated Africa’s women leaders with the Tell Us About Her drive on the ISA tool. The drive improved the visibility of political leaders, activists, and feminists across Africa on Wikimedia projects by asking players to add relevant information to images that represent or include Africa’s female leaders. Over the … Read More

Making Women Visible

March 16, 2020By IslaOnline activities, Project action

Throughout March 2020, Wiki Loves Women is celebrating Africa’s women leaders with the Tell Us About Her drive on the ISA tool. The drive improves the visibility of political leaders, activists, and feminists across Africa on Wikimedia projects. Tell Us About Her ask players to add information to images that represent or include Africa’s female … Read More

Women in Sport #19

February 16, 2020By IslaOnline activities, Project action

In June 2019, Wiki Loves Women celebrated all of Africa’s sportswomen through the Women in Sport drive. The drive asked participants to add information across several language Wikipedias (English and French), WikiData and Wikimedia Commons. Participants could upload images, translate existing articles, add WikiData items or create new articles about their favourite female sportswoman. The drive was … Read More

WikiGap Harare supported by Wiki Loves Women

May 2, 2018By IslaGeneral action, Project action, Uncategorized

To celebrate International Women’s Day on the 8th March 2018, Wikimedia Sweden and the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs in support the Swedish Government’s Feminist Foreign Policy facilitated WikiGap events in collaboration with Swedish Embassy’s around the world. More than 50 countries took part in WikiGap with over 1600 participants and more than 2,000 articles about notable women … Read More