The Women You Have Never Met 2018

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Editing contest

The Women You Have Never Met 2018

From March 5 to April 9, 2018, the Iberocoop network is holding again the campaign an editing contest The Women You Have Never Met . This initiative, taking place during Women's History Month, was first organized in 2015 and 2016 locally with a total of 1,700 articles edited and went global in 2017 when we edited + 1800 articles in 8 different languages.

But for the 2018 edition, We want to keep growing!

We want to invite all Wikimedia user groups and chapters to join the contest, with the primary objective to improve women's content on Wikipedia, taking quality into account.

Are you getting interested?

Contest objectives[edit]

The contest has clearly defined its objectives as follows:

  • Improving content on Wikipedia related to women. We understand this also as all content related to women's organizations and feminist movements that might help the academic construction of feminism on Wikipedia.
  • Improving the quality of Wikipedia by incorporating gender perspective. The purpose of Wikipedia should not be just how much new knowledge we make accessible, but how. The gender gap is present in Wikipedia, which in many cases reproduces sexist patterns. Reproducing these patterns settles them into the thousands of users of the project.

How to edit including the gender perspective in Wikipedia?[edit]

During the last two years, the Iberocoop network has been organizing this contest. Beyond the quantity of new articles created, we have been working on increasing the quality of new articles added. In this sense, Iberocoop has set a few gender indicators to establish a greater gender perspective in the Spanish Wikipedia.

Not all the Wikipedias follow the same editing rules. Including the gender perspective, then, differs depending on the language. Next, you can add those issues that you consider necessary to include the gender perspective in the different Wikipedias, as follows:

English Wikipedia[edit]

  • Title: name women by their current or final professional names. Avoid their married names if they are known professionally by their maiden names.
  • Avoid defining women compared to men: referencing them as wives and daughters should only occur in the biography section and be worded the same way it is worded with men, rather than being in the lead. The lead should describe their contributions, activities and professional achievements, avoiding to mention their gender or marital status.
  • Avoid using the term "the wife of" and introduce concepts such as "husband and wife," "partners" or "companions" etc. where applicable. We can say, for example, that "she is married to" rather than using the term "she is the wife of."
  • Avoid gender-specific terms in the description of the woman's profession or trade. It is not necessary to say "woman writer" or "poetess" when her gender will be indicated in various other ways, such as pronouns.
  • Avoid using diminutives such as "Annie" or "Becky" unless these are part of her professional name, in which case they usually need not appear outside the lead. Throughout the article, apart from the lead, name women by their professional last name as is done in the biographies of men.
  • In articles, avoid using images of husbands, fathers, or family, unless it is strictly necessary and adds quality to the article. These images generally ignore women's individuality without adding important information to the article.

Deutschsprachig: Wie lässt sich die Gender-Perspektive in Wikipedia einarbeiten?[edit]

Erarbeitete Gender-Indikatoren, um eine größere Geschlechterperspektive in Wikipedia zu etablieren. Diese lassen sich wie folgt zusammenfassen:

  • Artikelbezeichnung: Benenne die Frau mit ihrem Vor- und Nachnamen. Vermeide den Ehenamen, wenn die Frau beruflich unter ihrem Mädchennamen bekannt ist.
  • Vermeide es, Frauen im Vergleich zu Männern zu definieren: Die Bezeichnung als Ehefrau oder Tochter sollte im Abschnitt ihrer Biographie erscheinen, niemals in der Einleitung. Die Einleitung in den Artikeln sollte die Beiträge, Aktivitäten und beruflichen Leistungen beschreiben, wobei vermieden werden sollte, das Geschlecht oder den Familienstand der Frau zu erwähnen.
  • Vermeide die Wortkombination "Ehefrau von", benutze statt dessen etwa "sind Ehemann und Ehefrau", "sind Lebensgefährtin und Lebensgefährte" usw., den Umständen entsprechend. Wir können zum Beispiel schreiben, dass die Frau "mit .... verheiratet" ist, anstatt die Wortkombination "Frau von" zu verwenden.
  • Vermeide die Verwendung des Begriffs "weiblich" in der Beschreibung der Frau. Es ist nicht nötig, "weibliche Schriftstellerin" zu sagen, da etwa "Schriftstellerin" bereits das Geschlecht beinhaltet.
  • Vermeide die Verwendung von Verniedlichungen oder Kosenamen wie "Annie" oder "Becky", außer diese sind Teil des Namens, den die Frauen in ihrem beruflichen Umfeld benutzen; ist das der Fall, erwähnen wir diese verniedlichenden Namensteile nur in der Einleitung. Im Rest des Artikels benennen wir Frauen mit dem Nachnamen, unter dem sie in ihrem Berufsleben bekannt sind, so wie es in Männerbiographien üblich ist.
  • Vermeide in Artikeln über Frauen die Verwendung von Bildern ihres Ehemannes, Vaters oder ihrer Familie, es sei denn, es ist unbedingt notwendig und verleiht dem Artikel Qualität. Diese Bilder ignorieren in der Regel die Individualität von Frauen, ohne dem Artikel wichtige Informationen hinzuzufügen.

Nederlandstalig[edit]

  • Titel van het artikel: benoem vrouwen naar hun 'professionele' naam. Vermijd hun man's naam, als ze beroepshalve bekend zijn onder hun eigen geboorte-achternaam.
  • Vermijd het bezittelijke gebruik van de term 'de vrouw van...' of 'de dochter van...', maar gebruik in plaats daarvan waar mogelijk de gelijkwaardige termen 'echtpaar', 'partners' en dergelijke. Schrijf 'Ze is getrouwd met...' in plaats van 'Ze is de vrouw van...'
  • In de inleiding van het artikel worden de bijdragen, activiteiten en professionele merites van de persoon beschreven; geen gender of huwelijkse staat. Als dat toch relevante informatie is, schrijf het dan in de paragraaf 'biografie', en gebruik daarbij dezelfde termen als dat bij mannen gebeurt.
  • Vermijd genderspecifieke termen in de beroepsbeschrijving, zoals 'muzikante' en 'dichteres'.
  • Vermijd bijnamen die kleinerend opgevat kunnen worden, zoals 'Annetje' bij iemand die 'Anna' heet, tenzij de persoon daadwerkelijk dergelijke benamingen zelf hanteert.
  • Vermijd in het artikel het gebruik van afbeeldingen van echtgenoten, vaders of andere familieleden, behalve als dat echt nodig is en een duidelijk toegevoegde waarde heeft voor het artikel.

Wikipédia em português[edit]

  • Título: refira-se a mulher por seus nomes atuais ou "profissionais". Evite seus nomes de casada se forem conhecidas profissionalmente pelo nome de solteira.
  • Evite definir mulheres em relação a homens: referir-se a mulheres como esposas ou filhas deve apenas ocorrer na seção biográfica e ser escrito do mesmo modo que se escreve sobre homens; não deve estar na introdução do artigo. A introdução deve descrever suas contribuições, atividades e resultados profissionais, evitando-se mencionar seu gênero ou situação matrimonial.
  • Evite usar a expressão "a esposa de" e use quando adequado expressões como "esposo e esposa", "parceiros" ou "companheiros" etc. Pode-se dizer, por exemplo, "ela é casada com" no lugar de "ela é a esposa de".
  • Evite usar apelidos ou diminutivos como "Aninha" ou "Bia" a não ser que façam parte do nome profissional. Aliás, às vezes basta referir-se a esses apelidos ou diminutivos na introdução, pois no decorrer do verbete é preferível referir-se à mulher por seu sobrenome profissional como se faz em biografias de homens.
  • Em artigos, evite usar imagens de maridos, de pais ou da família, a não ser que seja realmente necessário e contribua à qualidade do artigo. Essas imagens normalmente ignoram a individualidade da mulher e não adicionam informação importante ao artigo.

What do organizers bring?[edit]

At the global level, the Iberocoop network is responsible for:

  • Get the distinctive logo of the project for 2017
  • Coordinate the work and the preparation of the proposal in the different contexts with the local organizations
  • Be the contact point to any questions about the contest
  • Organize a jury at the international level
  • Awards at the international level

At the local level, local organizing entities undertake:

  • Organize a page on Wikipedia or any other Wikimedia project they consider to place the contest
  • Address the doubts of your local community
  • Organize a jury to review the articles edited at the local level
  • Prizes at the local level
  • Represent the proposal locally

How to participate?[edit]

It's very easy! We are looking for leaders of the initiative at the international level, with the aim of organizing the contest in each local context. To do this, add in the corresponding place your name, organization, contact information and location so that we can contact you. The objective is to have at least one person leading the proposal for each country interested in being part of it.

Central America[edit]

Central America Place Organization User name Contact

South America[edit]

South America Place Organization User name Contact
Anna Torres Adell Icons-flag-ar.png Argentina Wikimedia Argentina Anna Torres (WMAR) de@wikimedia.org.ar
Dennis Tobar Icons-flag-cl.png Chile Wikimedia Chile User:Superzerocool dennis(dot)tobar@wikimediachile.cl
Oscar Costero Icons-flag-ve.png Venezuela Wikimedia Venezuela User:Oscar . oscar@wikimedia.org.ve
Collins Arráiz Icons-flag-ve.png Venezuela Wikimedia Venezuela Naturista2018 naturistaneptali@gmail.com
João Alexandre Peschanski Icons-flag-br.png Brasil UG Wikimedia in Brasil Joalpe wikimediabrasil@wikimedia.org

North America[edit]

North America Place Organization User name Contact
María Malo Mexico Wikipedia Reinamexica reinamexica@gmail.com

Africa[edit]

Africa Place Organization User name Contact
Yakubu Ishaku Icons-flag-ng.png Nigeria Afrilancers en:User:Yakubuwiki yakubui@live.com
Olfa Yakoubi Icons-flag-tn.png Tunisia Ovva olfa olfayakoubi203@gmail.com
Olaniyan Olushola Icons-flag-ng.png Nigeria Wikimedia User Group Nigeria Olaniyan Olushola Olaniyanshola@gmail.com
Mompati Dikunwane Icons-flag-bw.png Botswana Wikimedia Community User Group Botswana Mompati Dikunwane ike_legomsha@yahoo.com

Asia[edit]

Asia Place Organization User name Contact
JogiAsad Icons-flag-pk.png Pakistan Wikimedia UG Pakistan, JogiAsad sd@wikimedia.org.pk

Europe[edit]

Europe Place Organization User name Contact
Greta Icons-flag-al.png Albania Wikimedians of Albanian Language UG Margott gretadoci@gmail.com
Mehman Icons-flag-ge.png Georgia Wikimedia Community User Group Georgia Mehman97 mehman.ibragimov@outlook.com
Camelia Icons-flag-it.png Italy WikiDonne User Group Camelia.boban camelia.boban@gmail.com
Ciell Icons-flag-nl.png Netherlands & Icons-flag-be.png Flanders Dutch Gendergap Wikiproject Ciell ciell@wikipedia.be
Iva Icons-flag-de.png Germany/Deutschland WomenEdit IvaBerlin IvaBerlin@wikipedia.de
Darwin Icons-flag-pt.png Portugal Wikimedia Portugal DarwIn info@wikimedia.pt

Oceania[edit]

Oceania Place Organization User name Contact

Cross-cutting and thematic chapters or user groups[edit]

Cross-cutting and thematic chapters or user groups Place Organization User name Contact
WikiWomen's User Group virtual Women in Red
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Rosiestep Women in Red talkpage
WikiWomen's User Group virtual Frauen in Rot
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Iva Frauen in Rot talkpage