Carol hosts SheSaid in Kenya

September 24, 2021By Candy KhohliweFocus Group 2021, General action, SheSaid

The last few months I have been training on Wiki Loves Women Focus Group programme  through monthly online meetings which has made me have  a better understanding  of Wikipedia Movement and its projects. It’s been a journey of intense learning a lot about the #SheSaid Campaign and I recently embarked on a journey to bring … 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

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