Grants:Programs/Wikimedia Community Fund/Rapid Fund/WikiLoves Women SheSaid 2022 in Rwanda (ID: 21947265)

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WikiLoves Women SheSaid 2022 in Rwanda
proposed start date2022-10-15
proposed end date2022-11-15
grant start date2022-10-15T00:00:00Z
grant end date2022-12-31T00:00:00Z
budget (local currency)4315328.96 RWF
budget (USD)4216 USD
amount recommended (USD)3000
grant typeIndividual
funding regionSSA
decision fiscal year2022-23
applicant• UWIMPUHWE va
organization (if applicable)• N/A
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Applicant Details[edit]

Please provide your main Wikimedia Username.


Please provide the Usernames of people related to this proposal.

MrTallBoy, Rosine Igirimpuhwe, Germain92



Are you a member of any Wikimedia affiliate or group, including informal groups like Wiki Fan Clubs, emerging language communities, not recognized Wikimedia groups etc.? Please list them all.

Wikimedia Community User Group Rwanda

Grant Proposal[edit]

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

WikiLoves Women SheSaid 2022 in Rwanda

Q. Indicate if it is a local, international, or regional proposal and if it involves several countries? (optional)


Q2. If you have answered regional or international, please write the country names and any other information that is useful for understanding your proposal.

R. If you would like, please share any websites or social media accounts that your group or organization has.

1. What is the change that you are trying to bring about and why is this important.

According to statistics Rwandan women coverage are still low in different sectors like in journalism they are only 23.8%, in business sector they are 33%. This initiative is related to the Wiki Loves Women project. Wiki Loves Women contributes toward the UN’s SDG 5 Gender Equity: achieving gender equality and empowering all women and girls. Within the 2030 Wikimedia Strategy, the Wiki Loves Women project works towards resolving several recommendations, and in particular Invest in Skills and Leadership Development. One of the recurring initiatives of Wiki Loves Women project is the #SheSaid drive.

2. Describe your main approaches or strategies to achieve these changes and why you think they will be effective.

As volunteers of Wikimedia through community user group Rwanda, we plan to do this project to raise awareness to help bridge the gender gap on women and provide space where participants from Rwandan community will learn, improve their skills and contribute on Wikimedia projects especially Wikiqoutes through #SheSaid drive. The #SheSaid drive is aimed at improving the visibility of women in creating new or improving already existing Wikiquote entries related to them. The project first organized in Rwanda in 2021 by Wikimedia Community User Group Rwanda as Wiki Loves women and it was successful.

3. What are the activities you will be developing and delivering as part of these approaches or strategies?

Launch event, learn more about #Shesaid campaign and its impacts in Rwanda, and organize contest edit-a-thon for the participants during the campaign.

We shall organize a physical event with edit-a-thon to launch the event and another physical event to close the event where we will share the success of the community campaign, recognize and award prizes to 5 top contributors in the Edit-a-thon the people. It will be effective because young or new participants will get environment for contributing and improving

4. Are your activities part of a Wikimedia movement campaign or event? If so, please select the relevant campaign below. If so, please select all the relevant campaigns from the list below. If "other", please state which.

Wiki Loves Women, WikiGap, Other (please specify)

  1. SheSaid Campaign
5. Do you have the team that is needed to implement this proposal?

Our local activity will be organized within a global framework, local organizers are User:UWIMPUHWE va, User:MrTallBoy, User:Rosine Igirimpuhwe and User:Germain92, they are experienced editors who can support our work. The drive will be globally organized by the Wiki Loves Women team. The global team does provide communication material (e.g. social media cards and posts), communication channels and is organizing online training and support for participating groups (office hours, one-on-one, telegram group, etc.) Key people for mentorship are User:Anthere and User:Islahaddow, and key communication support is User:Afek. Several formally participating people, including administrators on Wikiquote, already indicated they will join again and can further help, more in depth.

6. Please state if your proposal aims to work to bridge any of the identified CONTENT knowledge gaps (Knowledge Inequity)? Select up to THREE that most apply to your work.

Content Gender gap, Socioeconomic Status, Other global topics for impact (topics considered to be of global importance)

6.1 In a few sentences, explain how your work is specifically addressing this content gap (or Knowledge inequity) to ensure a greater representation of knowledge.

Sharing skills and knowledge towards women and youths digitally through researching and writing about notable Women this allows society to access information in order to make up their own minds and boost their confidence on addressing some situation.

7. Please state if your proposal includes any of these areas or THEMATIC focus. Select up to THREE that most apply to your work and explain the rationale for identifying these themes.

Education, Advocacy, Public Policy

8. Will your work focus on involving participants from any underrepresented communities?

Gender Identity, Sexual Orientation, Linguistic / Language, Age

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?

Target participants are women in general and Wikimedia volunteers from Rwanda, I will reach them via social media, WhatsApp groups and email as well. In retaining new participants, I will add them in community WhatsApp group.

10. In what ways are you actively seeking to contribute towards creating a safer, supportive, more equitable environment for participants?

We will adhere strictly to the Wikimedia friendly space policy and Universal Code of Conduct to make sure that everyone is exercising all the rights they have.

11. Please tell us about how you have let your Wikimedia communities know about the planned activities and this proposal. Use this space to describe the processes you carried out to make the community more involved in planning this proposal. Please link the on-wiki community discussion(s) around the proposals.

We will announce the project through various local communication channels like Whatsapp groups of Wikimedia Community User Group Rwanda and on its discussion's pages on meta.

The global coordination page may be accessed here:

12. Are you aware of other Rapid Fund proposals in your local group, community, or region that are being submitted and that align with your proposed project?


If yes:

12.1 Did you explore the possibility of doing a joint proposal with other leaders in your group?
12.2 How will this joint proposal allow you to have better results?
This joint proposal would increase participation in this year #SheSaid Campaign.
13. Will you be working with other external, non-Wikimedia partners to implement this proposal? Required.


13.1 Please describe these partnerships and what motivates the potential partner to be part of the proposal and how they add value to your work.

14. In what ways do you think your proposal most contributes to the Movement Strategy 2030 recommendations. Select a maximum of THREE options that most apply.

Increase the Sustainability of Our Movement, Improve User Experience, Invest in Skills and Leadership Development

Learning, Sharing, and Evaluation[edit]

15. What do you hope to learn from your work in this fund proposal?

We hope to learn impact we can achieve as Rwandan Community in the Wikimedia movement through contributing to this year #Shesaid campaign.

16. Based on these learning questions, what is the information or data you need to collect to answer these questions? Please register this information (as metric description) in the following spaces provided.
Main Open Metrics Data
Main Open Metrics Description Target
17. Core quantitative metrics.
Core Metrics Summary
Core metrics Description Target
Number of participants total number of people who will participate in project 30
Number of editors Total number of people that will at least improve or create an article on Wikiqoutes 30
Number of organizers all organizers will work together to coordinate the project both online and offline from beginning to the end. 4
Number of new content contributions per Wikimedia project
Wikimedia Project Description Target
Wikiquote Number of entries to be created or improved on Wikiqoutes 100
17.1 If for some reason your proposal will not measure these core metrics please provide an explanation.

the reason can be lack of enough information about Rwandan notable women, we will do deep research to address this issue

18. What tools would you use to measure each metric selected? Please refer to the guide for a list of tools. You can also write that you are not sure and need support.

dashboard tool and hashtag tool

Financial Proposal[edit]

19. & 19.1 What is the amount you are requesting from Wikimedia Foundation? Please provide this amount in your local currency.

4315328.96 RWF

19.2 What is this amount in US Currency (to the best of your knowledge)?

4216 USD

20. Please upload your budget for this proposal or indicate the link to it.

We/I have read the Application Privacy Statement, WMF Friendly Space Policy and Universal Code of Conduct.


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  • Highlighting any aspects they think are particularly well developed: for instance, the strategies and activities proposed, the levels of community engagement, outreach to underrepresented groups, addressing knowledge gaps, partnerships, the overall budget and learning and evaluation section of the proposal, etc.
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