2021:Submissions/Bridging content gaps through large-scale campaigns: International Wiki Loves Earth and Ukrainian WikiGap
Speakers[edit | edit source]
Abstract[edit | edit source]
The session will consist of two parts.
First, we'll discuss Wiki Loves Earth, the biggest international photo contest devoted to nature heritage and the second largest contest by the Wikimedia community. Wikimedia Ukraine organizes the contest since its inception in 2013; over the years the project has gathered more than 700k photos from all over the world, from Brazil to Australia. The contest aims to create the largest database of free images of protected sites, as well to raise awareness about unique natural areas. During the session, members of the WLE international organizing team Anastasia Petrova and Mykola Kozlenko will discuss the importance of WLE for nature, local communities & Wikipedia – and reflect on its past (the contest’s results over nine years), its present condition & its future plans.
Then, we'll turn our attention to WikiGap, a global initiative on gender equality initiated in 2018 by Wikimedia Sverige & the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Over four years, Ukrainian community has been among the most active within this global project. Since 2018, over three hundred participants created & improved 2800 articles about women on Ukrainian Wikipedia. Wikimedia Ukraine along with partners has done a lot of outreach on the importance of gender balance on Wikipedia. During the session, Ukrainian WikiGap's project coordinator Anton Protsiuk along with other Ukrainian organizers and participants will reflect on the lessons Wikimedia Ukraine has learned over the four years of organizing WikiGap & how they will inform our future work.
Session Outcomes[edit | edit source]
- Participants will learn how the Wikimedia community can help protect nature & raise awareness of its condition.
- Participants will learn about the challenges and opportunities of running a large content campaign on the gender diversity topic.