Grants:Programs/Wikimedia Community Fund/Rapid Fund/Neurodiversity and Gender on Wikipedia (ID: 22212036)

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Neurodiversity and Gender on Wikipedia
proposed start date2023-09-01
proposed end date2024-02-01
budget (local currency)93971 TRY
budget (USD)3619 USD
grant typeIndividual
funding regionCEECA
decision fiscal year2023-24
applicant• Gufo46
organization (if applicable)• N/A

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Applicant Details[edit]

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Main Proposal[edit]

1. Please state the title of your proposal. This will also be the Meta-Wiki page title.

Neurodiversity and Gender on Wikipedia

2. and 3. Proposed start and end dates for the proposal.

2023-09-01 - 2024-02-01

4. Where will this proposal be implemented? (required)


5. Are your activities part of a Wikimedia movement campaign, project, or event? If so, please select the relevant project or campaign. (required)

Not applicable

6. What is the change you are trying to bring? What are the main challenges or problems you are trying to solve? Describe this change or challenges, as well as main approaches to achieve it. (required)

There is a general lack of awareness about neurodivergence in society, which is also evident on platforms like Wikipedia. This lack of understanding isn't confined to the general public but also extends to the scientific and mental health communities, where even experts often lack a comprehensive grasp of the subject. In an up-to-date encyclopedia, it's crucial that these topics are well-represented and accessible. Neurodivergent individuals, particularly women, and girls, often experience significant discrimination, impacting their quality of life. Many are not even fully aware of their neurodivergence. Having such information readily available on platforms like Wikipedia could enable not only neurodivergent individuals but also healthcare professionals and medical students to better understand the subject. This would foster a community capable of making informed criticisms, developing diagnostic criteria, and moving away from outdated perceptions, thereby improving the visibility of the experiences of neurodivergent individuals. Intersectionality is another significant aspect of neurodiversity. Women and non-binary individuals are frequently overlooked when it comes to diagnoses, with the focus often skewed toward boys. Exploring and understanding these intersectional elements is crucial, requiring both the creation and discussion of theoretical knowledge and the generation of insights from the community. This would enable a more comprehensive understanding of the diverse impacts and experiences of neurodiversity. We have seen that English Wikipedia has created a set of high-quality articles about neurodiversity-related information, such as the article about autism. We want to create similar pages on the Turkish Wikipedia and add in the expertise of Turkish-language resources. Along with contributing to the Turkish Wikipedia, our main aim will be forming a long-lasting community that we foresee can be turned into a user group around neurodiversity on Wikipedia so that the outputs of this project extend beyond the timeline of this project. We are also hoping this community can provide inside into making Wikimedia more inclusive for neurodivergent individuals.

7. What are the planned activities? (required) Please provide a list of main activities. You can also add a link to the public page for your project where details about your project can be found. Alternatively, you can upload a timeline document. When the activities include partnerships, include details about your partners and planned partnerships.

We are planning an 8 week event series. This will consist of:

  • 4 Zoom meetings
  • 2 physical meetings
  • 2 interviews, one with an activist, one with a professional

The Zoom meetings will be contain these, spread out as needed:

Ice breakers, Wikipedia training, presentations, edit-a-thons, discussions about neurodiversity and gender, finding progressive resources. One of the outputs of the edit-a-thons will be a Wikiproject page for Neurodiversity in Turkish.

The physical meetings will also consist of the things given above, but will have an aspect that focuses more on socializing as well. We plan to make one of the physical meetings the last event of the series to end the project with a grand finale. The other one will likely take place during the middle parts of the project.

The interviews will also be conducted on Zoom. One of them will be in Turkish, the other one will be in English. The English interview will be transcribed into both languages, translated and dubbed into Turkish. Both of these will be published through a Youtube channel (With a CC license) and on Commons.

There will be an active contest throughout the entirety of the project. The winners, people who have contributed the most, will get either cash prizes or gifts.

We also plan to reach out to certain organizations that could help us in these activities.

8. Describe your team. Please provide their roles, Wikimedia Usernames and other details. (required) Include more details of the team, including their roles, usernames, Wikimedia group, and whether they are salaried, volunteers, consultants/contractors, etc. Team members involved in the grant application need to be aware of their involvement in the project.

User:Egezort : Team member

Documentation, Moderation of sessions, bookkeeping for the budget, taking care of formalities, planning

User:Sezoz : Team member

Social media management, announcements, photography, communication

User:Gufo46 : Team member

Designs, creating the pages for the Wikiproject on Wikipedia using HTML-CSS knowledge, Creating presentations, bookkeeping for the budget, doing research for resources,

User:Egezort and User:Gufo46 have experience in the completed project “Introducing Lexemes Through Turkish Proverbs”, the currently uncompleted project “Wiki Takes Curious Steps”.

The team consisting of these 3 members has organised the Turkish Node for the Queering Wikipedia 2023 conference.

User:Useruzrian : Designer, consultant to Gufo46 for designs, will help with community outreach

9. Who are the target participants and from which community? How will you engage participants before and during the activities? How will you follow up with participants after the activities? (required)

Our target audience is mainly women-aligned neurodivergent people. We also want to reach professionals that work in the fields of neurodiversity. We also want gender studies students, psychology students, and other people who may show interest in this project.

We will publicize our project on social media and on Wikipedia. We will reach organizations that work with neurodivergent people or that focus on creating information about neurodivergence. We also want to reach out to gender related or psychology related clubs and faculties of universities.

We will follow up with the group through the Telegram chat we will have created. We will also have a Wikiproject about neurodiversity that we hope to keep active. We also want this project to be the backbone of a potential international group of Wikipedians interested in neurodiversity. The creation of an online community is outside the scope of this project, but this project will provide a solid foundation for future attempts at creating one.

10. Does your project involve work with children or youth? (required)


10.1. Please provide a link to your Youth Safety Policy. (required) If the proposal indicates direct contact with children or youth, you are required to outline compliance with international and local laws for working with children and youth, and provide a youth safety policy aligned with these laws. Read more here.


11. How did you discuss the idea of your project with your community members and/or any relevant groups? Please describe steps taken and provide links to any on-wiki community discussion(s) about the proposal. (required) You need to inform the community and/or group, discuss the project with them, and involve them in planning this proposal. You also need to align the activities with other projects happening in the planned area of implementation to ensure collaboration within the community.

Since this is a new requirement for rapid fund projects, we didn’t account for this need until we started writing the proposal. We wrote a post on the village pump about our plans to make this project and sent the link to the Wikimedia TR Telegram group.

User:Egezort talked to Başak from Wikimedia Turkey on the phone.

We are open to discussions and collaborations with WMTR, especially for the goal of creating the Neurodivergent Wikipedia community.

12. Does your proposal aim to work to bridge any of the content knowledge gaps (Knowledge Inequity)? Select one option that most apply to your work. (required)

Other Important Topics (topics considered to be of impact or important in the specific context)

13. Does your proposal include any of these areas or thematic focus? Select one option that most applies to your work. (required)

Gender and diversity

14. Will your work focus on involving participants from any underrepresented communities? Select one option that most apply to your work. (required)


15. In what ways do you think your proposal most contributes to the Movement Strategy 2030 recommendations. Select one that most applies. (required)

Provide for Safety and Inclusion

Learning and metrics[edit]

17. What do you hope to learn from your work in this project or proposal? (required)

-How much awareness do people have about neurodivergence? How aware are professionals?

  • What other intersections are there apart from gender? How does sexual orientation, ethnic background, class etc. affect the experiences of neurodivergent people?
  • Will people be motivated in improving Wikipedia about this subject?

  • What are the resources for this subject like? Will we be able to create a good list of resources? Are the resources available for this subject progressive?
  • Will this project be able to consistently continue for 2-3 months? How will we sustain the participation of the group?
  • Are “Wikiprojects” good ways to create content? Is it realistic to strive to keep them active?
  • (Not a question of this project, but of our separate planned efforts about neurodiversity on Wikipedia) What’s the method in creating an international community?
18. What are your Wikimedia project targets in numbers (metrics)? (required)
Number of participants, editors, and organizers
Other Metrics Target Optional description
Number of participants 40
Number of editors 20
Number of organizers 4
Number of content contributions to Wikimedia projects
Wikimedia project Number of content created or improved
Wikipedia 50
Wikimedia Commons 20
Wikidata 25
Wikimedia Incubator
Wikifunctions or Abtsract Wikipedia
Optional description for content contributions.

The articles improved or created will be either translations from English or direct contributions in Turkish. For Wikimedia Commons we will upload 3 videos from the above mentioned interviews, we will upload all the slides used and various photos and videos taken during the meetings. And the Wikidata values are going to be Lexemes about neurodivergence.

19. Do you have any other project targets in numbers (metrics)? (optional)


Main Open Metrics Data
Main Open Metrics Description Target
20. What tools would you use to measure each metrics? Please refer to the guide for a list of tools. You can also write that you are not sure and need support. (required)

Most of these can be measured through manual counting. We will use Wikimetrics for the contest. We will use SparQL if necessary.

Financial proposal[edit]

21. Please upload your budget for this proposal or indicate the link to it. (required)

22. and 22.1. What is the amount you are requesting for this proposal? Please provide the amount in your local currency. (required)

93971 TRY

22.2. Convert the amount requested into USD using the Oanda converter. This is done only to help you assess the USD equivalent of the requested amount. Your request should be between 500 - 5,000 USD.

3619 USD

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