KickStart meeting in Joburg for the Wiki Loves Women project
The Wiki Loves Women Project : encouraging the contribution of quality information on African women to be published on, and made widely available via, Wikipedia
From right: Olaniyan Shola (Nigeria), Eliane Dominique Yao Sigan (Cote d'Ivoire), Isla Haddow-Flood (Zim/SA), Raphael Berchie (Ghana), Georges Fodouop (Cameroon) and Florence Devouard (France). Extreme left is David Mazimba our amazing guide around the Women's Gaol and Fort complex at Constitution Hill, Johannesburg.
A pass book or Dompass, exhibited as an artefact of Apartheid at the Women's Gao. Edit-a-thon day
In collaboration with the Goethe-Institut, the project works in four countries, Côte d’Ivoire, Cameroon, Nigeria and Ghana, to encourage the contribution of existing information from Civil Society Organisations and Gender-equality groups to Wikipedia. The donated content will specifically focus on women’s contributions 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
In May 2016, the Wikimedians involved in WLW (Florence Devouard, Isla Haddow-Flood, Geugeor, Dominique Eliane Yao, Rberchie, and Olaniyan Olushola), met at the Goethe Institut in Johannesburg (South Africa) with Brigitte Doellgast (Head of Library & Information Services, GI) for a face to face meeting.
We had 3 busy days to kickstart the project, several excellent meals (an opportunity to meet new and scary types of food...), an edit-a-thon day at Constitutional Hill and the visit of Tshimologong, a Digital Technology Hub getting set up in SA by Prof Barry Dwolatzky.
Quite a few pictures have been posted in Facebook by Dominique Eliane and others , , , , .
New month, we look forward to announcing our first content partnerships.
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