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

South Africa: Edit-a-thon for Wikipedia Primary and Wiki Loves Women

February 12, 2016By Isla15 Challenge, General action

Wikipedia Primary edit-a-thon adds knowledge about South Africa’s women leaders Do you want to make a difference to the foundation phase of Education in South Africa? Then join us at two Wikipedia Primary School edit-a-thons. Wikipedia is meant to be an education tool but experiences have shown us that once accessible, Wikipedia does not provide information that responds directly to … Read More

Call for applications as Wikipedians in Residence

February 11, 2016By IslaGeneral action, job, project action

The Wiki Loves Women Project is looking for four Wikipedians in Residence. Cliquez ici pour la version en français.. Wiki Loves Women is a multi-country, multi-faceted project that aims at encouraging the contribution of content that celebrates the influence of women leaders, and reflects the realities faced by women and girls across Africa. The Wikipedians … Read More

Exciting multi-country project celebrates Africa’s women leaders on Wikipedia

January 15, 2016By IslaGeneral action, project action

Cape Town, South Africa, 15th January 2016 – Wiki Loves Women is an exciting knowledge project that will rollout in four countries across sub-Saharan Africa. A collaboration between WikiAfrica at the Africa Centre and the Goethe-Institut, Wiki Loves Women brings together a Wikipedian in Residence, Wikipedia volunteers, Public Institutions, Civil Society Organisations and Gender Equality … Read More