For the fourth year in a row, WoALUG held the WikiGap Campaign with the support of the Embassy of Sweden in Albania on March 8. During the workshop, the participants created 36 new articles and did 55 edits about Albanian and Swedish female activists.
The next day, a group of participants was invited by the Swedish Ambassador, Elsa Håstad, to her residence in Tirana to talk about women’s rights activists in Albania and Sweden.
Workshop “When Albanian State Security was engaged in Science”
“When Albanian State Security was engaged in Science” was another successful workshop WoALUG and The Authority for Information on Former State Security Documents (AIDSSH) organized in order to write and edit articles about the State Security and the Maliqi Wetland. These topics refer to what happened in Albania at the very beginning communism in 1946 and how the new communist regime condemned and executed a group of engineers at the time in the name of the people.
The purpose of this edit-a-thon was to improve, write and translate articles that represent Women in Science in order to narrow the gender gap and stereotypes on Wikipedia. We developed a three-day workshop and welcomed many new and experienced people.
32 editors created 128 articles and edited 145 articles.
On the occasion of the International Roma Day, Wikimedians of Albanian Language User Group joined the online global edit-a-thon with the intention to write and improve articles about Roma minorities, identity, history and culture in Albania and Kosovo.
We organized and conducted two online workshops with two organizations, Roma Versitas Albania and Roma Active Albania. Aside from writing and translating articles, we also discussed the small quantity of Roma community related articles that exist in Albanian.