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

Ghana holds Art+Feminism Wiki Loves Women Edit-a-thon

May 10, 2017By Raphael BerchieIn Ghana

On the 4th of March 2017, the Wiki Loves Women Ghana Team held a satellite node of the Arts and Feminism Edit-a-thon in Accra. Arts and Feminism is a international  campaign within the Wikimedia movement aimed at promoting contents around Women in the Arts and Feminism across the globe. This year’s intervention saw over 2500 people … Read More

She Writes Woman

February 11, 2017By Olaniyan OlusholaIn Nigeria

She Writes Woman (SWW) is a movement of love, hope and support for women living with mental illnesses. We seek to ensure that people living with mental disorders are believed, understood and supported. It is no longer enough that mental health is left only to mental health professionals to speak about. We believe that warriors … Read More