Twelve women launch Focus Group in June 2021

June 17, 2021By IslaInitiative

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

#SheSaid Amplifies the voices of 867 women during 2020

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

#SheSaid Campaign Gives Notable 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

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

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