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Hadassahlove/Write for Rights Nigeria
After the succesful completion of the first Wikipedia centered training & edit-a-thon for queers in Nigeria which produced 10 different queer related Wikipedia articles like Olumide Makanjuola, Temmie Ovwasa, James Brown, Akudo Oguaghamba and many more which has also raised awareness about Wikipedia to queer persons in Nigeria. So this project will primarily focus on building on the momentum of the first project which has opened up Wikimedia projects to the LGBT+ community in Nigeria by creating a Wikipedia contest for editors all around Nigeria to create and translate LGBT-related Wikipedia articles so as to further bridge the gap. Training will also be conducted for new participants who wants to learn about contributing to Wikipedia.
targetEnglish Wikipedia, Yoruba Wikipedia, Hausa Wikipedia, Igbo WIkipedia and Wikimedia Commons
start date1st Of August
start year2021
end date30th September
end year2021
budget (local currency)697,862 NGN
budget (USD)1,836.48 USD
grant typeIndividual
contact(s)• Hadassahlove31(_AT_)

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Please see the sample Contest application before drafting your application.

Project Goal[edit]

Choose one or more of the following goals. You can add or delete goals as needed.

  1. Recruit new editors
  2. Increase skills for existing editors
  3. Add or improve content
  4. Add images to commons
  5. Improve LGBT topics
  6. Create a relationship with LGBT Organizations in Nigeria
  7. Raise more awareness about Wikimedia projects in Nigeria

Project Plan[edit]


Tell us how you'll carry out your project. Be sure to answer the following questions:
1. What content will the contest focus on, and why is it important to your community?

  • The content will be focus on creating and improving LGBT+ related articles on Wikipedia and also adding related images as there is low representation of Nigeria LGBT contents on the Wikipedia.
  • There will also be two major virtual editathon virtually for queers so they can learn how to create and improve LGBT+ related articles.

2. How have you let relevant Wikimedia communities know about this proposal? You are required to provide links to on-wiki pages to inform these communities about your proposed work. Examples of places where this can be done include community discussion pages, affiliate discussion pages, or relevant project talk pages.
You may also provide information about external social media channels you may be using.

I have posted notification in the discussion page of Wikimedia user group Nigeria to notify the community about this project and the project will also be promoted on social media for larger audience and various Wikimedia community platforms.

3. How will you let participants know about the contest? In what ways will you be communicating with them?
For example, these can include on-wiki spaces, social media channels, mailing lists, messaging apps, or physical/online gatherings.

This will be done mainly through social media promotions and partnered LGBT organization.

4. How will you judge the contest and award prizes?
Note: Grantees, judges, and other contest leaders are ineligible to receive prizes. Grantees who are serving as judges may not receive gifts through grant funding.

An unbiased and independent jury will be set up and their work is to judge all the articles submitted based on the rules of the contest. The editor with the highest points will be declared overall winner. Below is the scoring system that will be used to score participants and award eligible winners.
  • +10 points for every new LGBT+ article created on English Wikipedia.
  • +5 points for each new translation of a Wikipedia article about LGBT+ to any Nigerian language.
  • +1 point for each image added to a Wikipedia article about LGBT+ in any Nigerian language

5. For photo contests, what is the strategy to get images used on projects?

6. Are you running any in-person events or activities? If so, you will need to complete the steps outlined on the Risk Assessment protocol related to COVID-19. When you have completed these steps, please provide a link to your completed copy of the risk assessment tool below:

No. There will be no in-person events or activities.

7. Is there anything else you want to tell us about this project?

  • The event page can be found Write for the Rights Nigeria
  • This project will further focus on increasing the visibility of LGBT+ in Nigeria especially as it as to do with human rights.
  • The project will further train more queer persons on how to contribute to Wikipedia.
  • The whole training and office hour will be online via zoom.


How will you know if the project is successful and you've met your goals? Please include the following targets and feel free to add more:

  1. Number of Wikipedia training/edit-a-thons: 2
  2. Number of participants: 50+
  3. Number of articles created or improved: 300+
  4. Number of new editors: 80%


What resources do you have? Include information on who is organizing the project, what they will do, and if you will receive support from anywhere else (in-kind donations or additional funding).

  • Hadassahlove, Event Organizer and project lead
  • Kaizenify; Jury lead and advisor
  • Bisi Alimi Foundation, Partnering organization
  • Women’s Health and Equal Rights Initiative, Partnering organization
  • A representative of the Wikimedia LGBT community as Jury member.

What resources do you need? For your funding request, list bullet points for each expense and include a total amount.

  • Social media promotion & banner design - $400
  • Internet subscription (For the team members, during the project (online trainings) and post-project for report writing) - $150
  • Courier service to deliver prizes - $200
  • Internet support to top 20 active participants: ($10 X 30 participants) $300
  • Airtime for communication: $100
  • Shirts for organizers and winners: $86.48 ($10.81 X 8)
  • Jurys souvenirs: $100
  • Logistics (Unforeseen expenses, bank charges and zoom charges): $100

Winners and Awards

  • Overall winner: - $200 worth of gift
  • Runner-up: - $150 worth of gift
  • Second runner-up: - $50 worth of gift

Total: $1,836.48


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