We recognise the historical exclusion of women's voices from discussions and decision-making processes, and this bias is also evident in the online realm. We firmly believe that empowering more women and raising awareness about the opportunities available to them on global platforms can help bridge the knowledge gap, particularly regarding women from Africa.
Our upcoming meet-up aims to bring together women within the Women for Sustainability Network to create awareness of the valuable opportunities within the open movement space. We will explore how these opportunities can be harnessed to address the knowledge gaps concerning women of African descent in arts and culture online.
During the meet-up, we will facilitate the creation of new Wikipedia accounts for new participants, empowering them to contribute to new articles on Wikidata. The meet-up will serve as a platform for women to be introduced to Arts and Feminism community, introduce them to the open movement and Wikipedia as well as offer them the opportunity to express their perspectives and contribute to shaping an inclusive space within the open movement. We aspire to foster sustainable participation and encourage women's active involvement in this movement. By amplifying their voices, we can collectively create an environment that supports and empowers women in the arts and beyond."
Our target is to create approximately 20 new Wikidata articles and create at least 10 new Wikipedia accounts through this initiative. Additionally, we will encourage new participants to join existing Wikimedia communities, enabling them to further enhance their Wikipedia skills.
The date for In Person meet-up is Saturday 1st of July 9:00 am- 1:00 pm
Make your Reservation here : Venue: Elizas Restaurant Dzowulu
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Our maiden edition of our Arts+Feminism #HerVoiceCampaign was held on the Saturday 1st of July 2023. The event saw increased participation from our women network. We had 28 people attending in total with 25 being women. The event started at 9:00 am and ended at 2:00 pm.
What was learnt?
Participants were introduced to Art+Feminism, the gender gap on wikimedia projects, content and editors and the pressing need for women participation. As sustainability advocates women also talked about how they can project women's experiences and voices about climate change online through wikimedia projects.
What was achieved?
Total attendance - 28
- 25 women
- 3 men
- 18 new wikimedia users successfully created their account
- Phoebe Walley
- Grace cofie
- Faustina Gassinu
- Gloria Kafui Kuzo
- Abena Twumwaa
- Irene Gassinu
- Sandra Worlali
- Adwoa bliss
Session 2 was held online- Saturday July 8th 2023, to train the community on Wikipedia editing