Gender Gap projects across Africa. Recording of the session.
Panel on Gender Gap Projects Across Africa
Gender gap projects across Africa have been more proficient since the launch of Wiki Loves Women (www.wikiloveswomen.org) in January 2016. Since then HerStory, Art+Feminism, WikiGap and UNESCO's Wiki4Women have also taken place across the continent, as blanket activities around March. Additionally, some local Usergroups have extended Wiki Loves Women project into sustainable, year-round activities (radio programmes, training, etc.). This panel will discuss what has been achieved by all players, what could further be developed, and what further ideas could develop.
This session will address the conference theme — Wikimedia, Free Knowledge and the Sustainable Development Goals — in the following manner:
This panel covers the following issues for the SDGs: quality education (goal number 4), a reduction of gender inequality (goal 5), ensuring innovation (9), and empowering people regardless of their background (10).
At the end of the session, the following will have been achieved:
- Sharing of successes and challenges
- Inspiration of programmes that might work in other contexts
- Shared understanding of what still can be done, or can be achieved together.
- Isla Haddow-Flood, co-project lead, Wiki Loves Women
- Florence Devouard, co-project lead, Wiki Loves Women
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:
- Panel with audience Question & Answer session
If other than 20 minutes, specify how long
The session will work best with these conditions:
Projector, panel discussion format
recording encouraged: single conversations + privacy should not be an issue