Editing women profiles with 7 librarians during #1Lib1Ref
Understanding the gender gap on Wikipedia and more importantly, knowing how to bridge it, these were the goals of a workshop held on 17 January at Wikimedia Côte d’Ivoire headquarters in Abidjan. For the Ivorian librarians gathered at this workshop, the interest of the #1Lib1Ref campaign was twofold: understanding deeper the concept of Wikipedia and, more importantly, knowing how to edit its contents related to Ivorian women.
For almost a year now Wikimedia Côte d’Ivoire has been emphasizing on women-related topics. Through Wiki Loves Women, a project run in Côte d’Ivoire as well as in Ghana and Nigeria, over 500 women profiles have been created, improved, and translated on Wikipedia.
Overview of Attendees
A librarian editing a women profile on Wikipedia.
This userbox was created for the #1Lib1Ref campaign on the french Wikipedia.
7 librarians from Côte d'Ivoire edit women profiles on @Wikipedia http://www.wikiloveswomen.org/2017/01/27/7-librarians-cote-divoire-edit-women-profiles-wikipedia/ #1Lib1Ref #civtech @WikiLovesWomen @Wikimedia_CIV
From January 22 to 25, seasoned Wikipedians across Africa gathered in Accra. The event referred to as WikiIndaba, invited a delegation from Côte d’Ivoire.
We shared the GLAM experience in Côte d’Ivoire through presentations and one-on-one discussions. One of the most valuable benefits of WikiIndaba 2017 was probably the lesson learned from other GLAM experiences throughout Africa.
Accra, the capital of Ghana hosted the 2nd edition of Wikiindaba