Grants:Programs/Wikimedia Community Fund/Rapid Fund/WikiLoves Women SheSaid in Northern Nigeria (ID: 21942292)

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WikiLoves Women SheSaid in Northern Nigeria
proposed start date2022-10-10
proposed end date2022-12-31
grant start date2022-10-10T00:00:00Z
grant end date2023-02-15T00:00:00Z
budget (local currency)1461328 NGN
budget (USD)3496 USD
amount recommended (USD)3496
grant typeIndividual
funding regionSSA
decision fiscal year2022-23
applicant• Saudarh2
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.

Jidda3711, Bikhrah, Mrymaa



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.

Hausa Wikimedians User Group

Grant Proposal[edit]

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

WikiLoves Women SheSaid in Northern Nigeria

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.

As a women group, we plan to do this project to provide an avenue for women to understand wikimedia projects and how to contribute to it and to improve the skills of our women especially those that we were taught together and to raise awareness to help bridge the gender gap on women participation/volunteering to wikimedia projects from the hausa community and curtail the lack of representation of us. however, the important change that this project will do is to orient our women who may not have known about the Internet, digital platforms, the capacity of our mobile phones in aiding learning and better one's skills and what opportunities are for all and can help bridge the divide by giving women the possibility to write topics about and on themselves, increase their voices and access knowledge and general information. We need to seize this opportunity to foster greater gender equality within the Hausa project spaces, boost the community growth to become a more inclusive one.

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

The approache or strategies to achieve the above changes are: We all know that building digital skills starts early with hands-on exposure to technology to build girls’ interest and confidence. Typically, complementing technical skills training with soft skills, engaging role models, and creating structured linkages to the wider audiences through programs like this one have proven positive outcomes/ This initiative is related to the Wiki Loves Women project. Wiki Loves Women contributes towards 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 is the #SheSaid drive.

The #SheSaid drive is aimed at improving the visibility of women in creating new or improving already existing Wikimedia entries related to them. It aims at getting women’s voices heard.

First launched in October 2020, the #SheSaid campaign on Wikiquote has been an amazing success! Across 7 languages, by the 5th January 2021, it resulted overall in 867 new or improved articles (the majority new). In 2021, the drive lead to 1823 entries on Wikiquote from 9 linguistic communities (Italian, Tagalog, Ukrainian, English, Central Bikol, French, Igbo, Catalan and Spanish) and 638 articles on Wikipedia.The drive is also the opportunity to add more structure to Wikiquote (template, categories etc.) to make it a more effective project.

Given the first two editions success and noting that there is still a lot to do, the #SheSaid drive will run again at the end of 2022.

This grant request is meant to support participation in the #SheSaid drive in our local Hausa community but on Wikipedia as we don't have Wikiquote project yet.

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

3. We aim at organizing the following activities: 2 days in person programs that will involve carrying out training/presentation sessions (around October 2022)

3. 3 weeks-straight edit-a-thons (between October to November 2022)

2 Whatsapp follow-up sessions during the editathons period

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.

Art+Feminism, Wiki Loves Women

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

Yes, Our local activity will be organized within a global framework, with several 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), and communication channels and is organizing online training and support for participating groups (office hours, one-on-one, telegram group, etc.)

Our team includes: [User:Umar a usman], User:Bikhrah, User:Jidda3711, User:Mrymaa and we will also like to send invites to other experience people

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, Sexual Orientation, 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.

When we transfer vital skills towards women and youths – digitally, technically through researching, writing and leadership – that allow them to access information in order to make up their own minds within their cultural specificity and boost their confidence and thoughts on addressing any pressing issue hindering or barring ther participation. The group will operate through training, mentoring, online learning, peer-to-peer support.

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.

Advocacy, Human Rights, Diversity

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

Gender Identity, Ethnic/racial/religious or cultural background, Digital Access

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?

Our target participants are women in general and women groups from Hausa communities. Participants will be fully engaged with the project, we will create a whatsapp platform for this sake and constantly following up with questions and answer sessions and general updates

that will provide every participants with the required basic skills and motivations

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

The Wikimedia foundation's friendly space policy and Universal Code of Conducts policies will be fully in place to make sure everyone is free from anything and will exercise 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, Wikimedia Nigeria Community and hausa Wikimedia User Group discussions pages on meta, Facebook group of Hausa Wikimedians User Group etc

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?
Better results can be achieved when experts are involved in carrying out a project by bringing in their vast knowledge and experiences into the table and help guide the programs for success.
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

Learning, Sharing, and Evaluation[edit]

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

We hope to see broad outreach and participation of hausa women and their involvement in the Wikimedia movement We expect to have learned many skills as leaders of a gender gap initiative in the Wikimedia volunteering network. We are expecting to have achieved recruitment, training and team building of new editors in our local area, and intend to follow up on them. We expect to have new content to be created about women from our country and localities.

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 We plan to engage at least 40-50 participants through out the project 50
Number of editors We are hoping to have 15 of the active editors to participate in this project 15
Number of organizers The total number of organizers that would participate in this project are five, four of us active editors and one an outside program facilitor 5
Number of new content contributions per Wikimedia project
Wikimedia Project Description Target
Wikiquote Create and improve content 100
Wikipedia Improve content in Wikipedia 50
Wikimedia Commons Photo to be Uploaded 50
17.1 If for some reason your proposal will not measure these core metrics please provide an explanation.

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.

1) dashboard to evaluate participation during edit-a-thons 2) list trained members with regards to training sessions 3) entries are listed on the project page. Entries are also identified with the #shesaid hashtag. Data is collected during the hashtag tool (if it works)

Financial Proposal[edit]

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

1461328 NGN

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

3496 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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