This episode is dedicated to celebrate the International Women’s month 2023, through spotlighting some initiatives working to close the gender gap on Wikimedia projects, their successes, lessons, challenges and prospects.
December started with a workshop in Cape Town as WikiAfrica Heritage joined the SheSaid campaign. The workshop took place at the District Six Museum’s Homecoming Centre and focused on training heritage and culture professionals in adding the notable quotations of their icons to Wikiquote. Before the event, 27 of the 3,462 women listed as notable […]
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 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 […]
(written and released by Sascha Polkey at Rabbit In a Hat) Wiki Loves Women (a project of Wiki in Africa) is a champion of women’s stories. With projects across Africa and the Middle East empowering women with the tools and platforms to be heard, they have accumulated a vault of interesting tales from dynamic women […]
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. It is run by members of the Wikimedia Communities who activate interested and passionate people and train […]
(first published on Wiki Loves Women blog space) 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 […]
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 […]