Bridging the gender gap with Wiki Loves Campaigns and Projects
This panel would be based on different wiki projects that are aimed at bridging the gender gap and encourage women leadership and empowerment along with enriching online content about gender, including, gender issues, LGBT biographies, gender laws, marriage laws for different genders in different countries, etc. How a partnership between different Wiki Communities, affiliates, and movement partners can be used to decolonize the internet.
This session will address the conference theme — Wikimedia, Free Knowledge and the Sustainable Development Goals — in the following manner:
The session relates to the sustainable development goals of this space with reducing inequalities, gender equality, quality education and partnerships for the goals. The impact of these projects - which in themselves were the fruit of the partnerships between different affiliates and inter-projects, directly resulted in bridging the gender, knowledge and culture gap on Wikipedia
At the end of the session, the following will have been achieved:
Learnings shared about how Wiki Loves campaigns and other projects can help a community bridge gender and culture gap, thereby, enriching their language online and producing a source of knowledge that is useful to our consumers (i.e. our readers).
- Isla Haddow-Flood (Wiki Loves Women Africa)
- Richard Knipel (Wiki Loves Pride)
- Camelia Boban (Wikidonne)
- Rosie Stephenson-Goodknight (Women in Red)
Wikiwomen User Group/India, WikiDonne
Each Space at Wikimania 2019 will have specific format requests. The program design prioritises submissions which are future-oriented and directly engage the audience. The format of this submission is a:
If other than 20 minutes, specify how long
The session will work best with these conditions:
a projector + screen
Cannot say how many people would attend (between 10 - 50 approximately). No skills needed..