Grants:Programs/Wikimedia Community Fund/Rapid Fund/Wikipedia Need More Women Workshops (ID: 22577972)

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Wikipedia Need More Women Workshops
proposed start date2024-06-01
proposed end date2024-09-01
grant start date2024-06-24T00:00:00Z
grant end date2024-10-31T00:00:00Z
budget (local currency)4001411 NGN
budget (USD)2668 USD
amount recommended (USD)1600
grant typeIndividual
funding regionSSA
decision fiscal year2023-24
applicant• Musa Vacho77
organization (if applicable)• N/A

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Applicant Details[edit]

Main Wikimedia username. (required)

Musa Vacho77



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Main Proposal[edit]

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

Wikipedia Need More Women Workshops

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

2024-06-01 - 2024-09-01

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)

Wiki Loves Women

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)

The international women day is celebrated on each of the 8th of March every year. this year a research on wiki shows that women are highly underrepresented in the entire movement, Africa, and Nigeria to that extent. the statistics shows 1. only 19% of all biographies on wikipedia are about women. 2. only 13% wikipedia editors are identify as women. 3. only 23% of all wikimedia content related to the sub-Saharan Africa is about women. 4. only 19% of wikimedia affiliate groups in sub-Saharan africa are led by women. These clearly shows that Wikipedia need women.

These are the challenges the movement is facing and when comes down to our community, in Hausa Community we have lesss than 5% of women representative as editors and also lesser as group/affliate led.

The approches to these challenges we are to undertake are as follows,

1. we are to organised one in person workshop and also one online workshop to educate women more focusing on Kaduna state university student and other women in the community about the importance of them being in the movement and how valuable their presence matters to the movement.

2. the project will organised 2 transalation edithathon for the women to be able to translate/create 50 articles on women in sport, women athletes and international women right activities (women) and polishing 150 women articles. In other to help provide more women articles, biographies in Wikipedia. Also upload/link 150 photos of women to wiki Commons.

3. We plan to retain half of the participants of the project (15 women) as a means of follow up and getting back to them.

We will be careful getting back to them vias our communication channels to engaged them with an activity or task to be able to retain them in movement.

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.

The plan activities to be carried out to achieved these goals are as follows 1. 2 in-person translation editathon events to translate/create the following biographies of women articles, to Hausa Wikipedia.

1. Deborah Abiodun 2. Rinsola Babajide 3.Yewande Balogun 4.Oluwatosin Demehin 5.Jennifer Echegini 6.Esther Sunday 7.Ashleigh Plumptre 8.Nicole Payne 9.Tosin Otubajo 10.Esther Onyenezide 11.Ifeoma Onumonu 12.Celestina Onyeka 13.Esther Okoronkwo 14.Chiamaka Nnadozie 15.Yvonne Kanazawa 16.Tasha Danvers 17.Choukri Abahnini 18.Natalya Antyukh 19.Marina Azyabina 20.Yekaterina Bakhvalova 21.Yekaterina Bikert 22.Katsiaryna Belanovich 23.Femke Bol 24.Nicoleta Căruțașu 25.Sandra Glover 26. Ronke Doherty 27. Hosai Ahmadzai 28. Muqadasa Ahmadzai 29. Mary Akrami 30. Sonita Alizadeh 31. Shukria Asil 32. Sevim Arbana 33. Shaqe Çoba 34. Delina Fico 35. Fabiola Laco Egro 36. Ollga Plumbi 37. Fathia Bettahar 38. Abassia Fodil 39. Anna Gréki 40. Nadia Bolz-Weber 41. Janet Bonnema 42. Edith Bornn 43. Ivy Bottini 44. Andrea Bottner 45. Emma L. Bowen 46. Lydia Moss Bradley 47. Lola Aronovich 48. Claudia Pía Baudracco 49. Marie Rose Abousefian 50. Lucy Thoumaian.

2. 1 online and 1 in person awareness workshop that will educate the participants (women) about the importance of their representation in the movement and the role they can play to change this narratives.

3. As we mentioned earlier this project is planning to retain half of its participants to the movement, we want to glue them to the community. A survey have been carried out and we found out that the reason why in most project almost 90% of the participants left after the project is. Most of them doesn't to what to do or what's their next step after the project. They find it difficult navigating through the Wikipedia to find what to contribute.

Looking at these response, we intent to come up with an organised plan that will serve as community engagement and a means of follow up to the participants. After the project.

We will engage the participants for 6,months providing them with what to do on wiki and off wiki regarding the movement. This entails finding articles that need polishing, or reference or a photo, for them and also motivated them to edit and find those things to those particular articles. This will serve as an activity or task given to them so as to keep them in the movement and a means of follow up.

This will be done through the WhatsApp group we have already for this project, with the collaboration of the Hausa community leadership and the administrators of Hausa Wikipedia.

We will engage them for at least 6 months, from that time we believe we can be able to retain more than half of the participants as by that time, they're are well familiar and knows how to navigate in Wikipedia and in the movement and knows already what to do. And also it's expected by that time they have build connection and knows where to go in terms of their needs in the movement.

In Summary, we will be having, 1. 2 in-person events for the translation and creation of 50 women articles and polishing 150 women articles. And also upload/link 150 women photos to wiki Commons.

2. We will have 2 workshops for creating awareness to women, 1 in person and 1 online. That's 2 events.

3 we will also engage the participants for 6 months providing task activities for them to be doing on wiki to serve as means of retaining them and also a means of follow up to them.

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.

1. Hauwa Abubakar, same as username, volunteer, project coordinator. An experience Wikipedian and also a women advocate in the movement. She has been doing wonders inviting women to the movement. And also one of our participants in let's connect program 2. Aisha Adam. User name: Aishaadam2022, volunteer, communication manager. Aisha is a student of Kaduna state University she's always part of our let's connect participants even though the let's connect support did not cover her but she's been active on her own. 3. Rahmatu Halliru, Username:Inyor4mr. volunteer, logistics and entertainment. Rahmatu Halliru is the President of Kaduna Wikipedians Network. A well experienced Wikimedian.

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)

1. Kaduna state universirty students (women) and hausa community women general. 2. Hausa Wikipedia 3. We are already in contact with the students and some of the women in the community. We already have their WhatsApp contact and we added in a group design for this project purpose only. As we are communicating our development with them now via WhatsApp that's how we will keep them for follow ups.And for the task activities also.

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.

On 9th March 2024, that's a day after the International Women's Day. We had our let's connect in person event. During the breaks at the event we celebrated women in our let's connect group by giving them gifts and warm messages. This is where the discussion of the idea start, the statistics of the engagement of the women comes around then we collectively decided to do something which transformed to this grant in other to get women more involved and engaged them and filled in the gap to the best we can starting from our community. Among our let's connect participants are students from Kaduna state University and the community in general so we make plans to invite women from the university through their colleagues and engaged them, and also the rest of the women in our community from different background and professions.

The leaders and administrator of Hausa Wikipedia are also there present, we engaged them in the discussion and further extend the topic to the Hausa community general WhatsApp group for more insight from the community.

This is how we continue the conversation up to the where we are today.

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)

Content Gender gap

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)

Gender Identity

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)

1. How best we can change this narrative in the movement. 2. How we can engaged and keep womem in the women. 3. How best we can create, or translate articles of women and their biographies in Wikipedia. 4. How best we can retain them even after the project for the women to continue editing Wikipedia. 5. And how best women can led in the movement if being given a chance.

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 30 We already engaged, 20 students from Kaduna state University and also 10 participants from hausa community in general
Number of editors 15 We will like to engage and make 15 to 20 out of our participants to continue editing and be fully Wikipedia editor's during and event after this project in other to increase women participations in the movement
Number of organizers 4 This include 3 women, whom are students from the Kaduna state university and Hausa community in general
Number of content contributions to Wikimedia projects
Wikimedia project Number of content created or improved
Wikipedia 200
Wikimedia Commons 150
Wikimedia Incubator
Wikifunctions or Abstract Wikipedia
Optional description for content contributions.

50 articles of biographies of women will be created or translated. and other 150 articles of women will be improved.

150 photos of women will be uploaded to Commons of the event and the of the articles to be created or translated and for the other articles to be improved

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)

We will create an Autreachy dashboard and also we will be using the Hashtag tool to record the project.

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)

4001411 NGN

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.

2668 USD

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