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

Wiki Loves Women impact in Côte d’Ivoire

February 12, 2017By Dominique Eliane YaoUncategorized

352 multimedia files uploaded, more than 200 participants to the 30 organised events, 82 articles improved, translated or created, 13 media releases… For its 1st phase in Côte d’Ivoire, Wiki Loves Women had a massive impact well beyond Numbers recorded by the Ivorian User Group. Young wikimedian women becoming responsible in Côte d’Ivoire. From the … Read More

Finally, User Group Cameroon will happen!

February 3, 2017By Christine WelthagenUncategorized

Wiki Loves Women, only started less than 1 year ago but also has great projects: creating a User Group in Cameroon. After several months and several training sessions, Cameroon can finally take part in the Wikimedia Foundation community. Indeed, through the Wiki Loves Women project, people have worked hard in showing what Wikipedia is, and … Read More