Wiki Loves Women 2016


Wiki Loves Women is a content liberation project that is aimed at increasing content about women  by women on Wikipedia and its other sister projects.

The Wiki Loves Women project focuses on bridging two significant gaps on Wikimedia projects  women and Africa – both in terms of content about these subjects and in terms of participation by people from these groups. In collaboration with the Goethe-Institut, this is a bilingual project  and works in four countries,two Francophone countries being  Côte d’Ivoire and Cameroon and two Anglophone countries that is  Nigeria and Ghana, to encourage the contribution of existing information from Civil Society Organisations and Gender-equality groups to Wikipedia and its sister projects. The donated content will specifically focus on women’s contribution to the political, economic, scientific, cultural and heritage landscape, as well as the current socio-political status of women, in each country. In addition, the project will encourage the activation and support of new and existing editors (both female and gender-sensitised male Wikipedians) in the focus countries to work more to increase content around women on Wikipedia and its other sister projects.

It is a one year project which will seek to address the systematic biases of the two aforementioned areas above.During the span of this project content and network partners will be identified in these countries and they will help to make these project a success.The content partners will donate content in terms of information, audio visual files and the others around women to be used on Wikipedia and its sister projects under CC license.

The network partners will also assist by helping with venues and also putting identifiable women groups together to be trained on how to contribute on Wikipedia and its sister project.

The Ghanaian Team has Mr Felix Nartey as its lead, Mr Raphael Berchie as the Wikipedian-in Residence and ably supported by Miss Stella Agbley and Miss Zita Ursula Zage who are also team members.

You may find more details about the campaign via the link below

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