2023:Program/Submissions/Working with Communities to Address the Gender Gap through Effective Community Programs - KEFJTK

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Title: Working with Communities to Address the Gender Gap through Effective Community Programs


Masana Mulaudzi

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Type: Workshop

Track: Equity, Inclusion, and Community Health

Submission state: submitted

Duration: 90 minutes

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Presentation language: en

Abstract & description[edit source]

Abstract[edit source]

This session invites participants to share their experiences and efforts in closing the gender gap on the projects, identify Movement shared priorities for intersectional, gender-responsive content and programming, and facilitate a collective mapping of the ways the Foundation's Community Programs team can offer support in the realisation of gender equality.

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Our session will discuss how we can work together with the communities to address the Gender Gap through more effective community programs.

In the first part of the session, titled "What have we done in the Foundation to move the gender needle?", we will briefly present some of the gender programs accomplished by the Foundation.

During the second part, titled "How can we effectively move the gender needle?", we will have a collaborative/open workshop with participants to discover better ways to accomplish these programs and collaborate with the community.

Participants will be divided into groups to discuss the following areas: 1) What we are doing right?; 2) What are the challenges/issues?; and 3) What could be the solutions?.

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Qn. How does your session relate to the event themes: Diversity, Collaboration Future?

Closing the gender gap on the Wikimedia projects has long been identified as a strategic priority: women are under-represented among Wikipedia readers, contributors and editors. Women are also underrepresented in content on Wikipedia, with roughly 80% of biographies on Wikipedia focusing on men. In response to these challenges, there have been many successful efforts to bridge this gap led by Movement actors, including Whose Knowledge, Women in Red, WikiMulheres, Celebrate Women and countless others. During an Office Hour in February 2023, gender organizers elevated a desire for more intersectional content campaigns (including and beyond biographies), ongoing campaign drives and a desire for strategic partnerships. To facilitate cross-pollination and begin the process of more targeted support, the WMF Community Programs team invites participants to this session to help shape a shared approach to advancing the work to address the gender gap and ultimately contribute to more diverse content and contributors for Wikipedia.

Qn. What is the experience level needed for the audience for your session?

Everyone can participate in this session

Qn. What is the most appropriate format for this session?

  • Tick Onsite in Singapore
  • Empty Remote online participation, livestreamed
  • Empty Remote from a satellite event
  • Tick Hybrid with some participants in Singapore and others dialing in remotely
  • Empty Pre-recorded and available on demand