Wiki Loves Women

Wiki Loves Women bridges two significant gaps on Wikimedia projects – women and Africa – in terms of supporting the creation of content about these subjects and empowering participation by people from these groups.

 

Gender inequality is rife across Africa. The Wiki Loves Women project focuses on tackling this issue by bridging two significant gaps on Wikimedia projects – women and Africa – both in terms of content about these subjects and participation by people from these groups.

Using the GLAM model that works with civil society, media and education organisations, Wiki Loves Women encourages the contribution of quality information on African women to be published on, and made widely available via, Wikipedia.

Wiki Loves Women’s Proof of Concept took place during 2016-7 in Côte d’Ivoire, Cameroon, Nigeria and Ghana. The donated content specifically focuses 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 of these nations.

Furthermore, the project will encourage the activation and support of new and existing editors (both female and gender-sensitised male Wikipedians) in the focus countries.

The project documentation and its outcome are published under CC BY SA 4.0.

  • Key outcomes
  • 35 content organisations
  • 4 countries
  • 1317 articles created/edited
  • 1118 photos uploaded

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