Twelve women launch Focus Group in June 2021

June 17, 2021By IslaInitiative

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

#SheSaid Amplifies the voices of 867 women during 2020

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

#SheSaid Campaign Gives Notable 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

Contest on Wikipedia improves articles about Africa’s Feminists

February 5, 2018By IslaProject action, Uncategorized

99 articles on Africa’s female activists created and improved during #17AfricanFeminists Wikipedia is a treasure trove of information. However, for a number of reasons, African subjects are not covered with nearly as much depth, nuance and layers as subjects from the “global north”. This not only perpetuates the “single story of Africa” but also means that people … Read More

Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana and Nigeria celebrate women on Wikipedia

July 2, 2016By IslaIn Nigeria, Project action

Cape Town, South Africa, 4th July 2016 – Wiki Loves Women is proud to announce the launch of nine months of exciting events in four countries – Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana and Nigeria. A collaboration between WikiAfrica and the Goethe-Institut,  Wiki Loves Women is an innovative knowledge project that works to ensure that Africa’s notable women are … Read More