Wiki Loves Women Focus Group at Wiki Indaba 2021

November 25, 2021By Candy KhohliweUncategorized

This year’s Wiki Indaba annual conference 5th series was held virtually under the theme of Rethink +Reset: Vision  & Future hosted by the Wikimedia Community Uganda Usergroup running from the 5th – 7th November 2021. The main goal of this conference was to give the Wikimedia communities in Africa and the diaspora the platform to … Read More

#SheSaid20 Amplifies the Voices of 867 women

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

#SheSaid20 Gives 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

Wikipedia workshop with FEMRITE

August 6, 2018By Erina MukutaUncategorized

The goal of the Wiki Loves women project is to see an increase in the content celebrating women achievers while at the same time acting as a mirror to the realities of women and the girls in Africa. Women in Uganda have stood out in several fields. These range from politics, academia, business, Creative Arts, … Read More

Wikimania Capetown 2018

August 2, 2018By Erina MukutaUncategorized

Wikimania started off with the pre -conference learning days which equipped new organizers or starters with a myriad of skills. What stood out , was determining capacities in every group and how to improve on the lacking capacities. I would sum up the learning days as skills imparted to keep a community healthy. Along side the learning days … 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