Whose Knowledge?

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Whose Knowledge? is a global campaign that aims to correct the skewed representations of knowledge on Wikimedia projects as well as the wider internet.

The Whose Knowledge? user group is open to all people - particularly those who identify as women, LGBTQI folks, people from the global South, and allies around the world - who are interested in addressing systemic bias on Wikimedia projects.

To join the user group, add your name below! And check out our volunteers page to signup for upcoming projects.

Objectives[edit]

We are a global campaign partnering with individuals, communities, movements, user groups and other organisations worldwide to create, collect and curate knowledge from and with marginalised communities, particularly women, people of colour, LGBTQI communities, indigenous peoples and others from the global South.

Activities[edit]

We are building bridges between Wikimedia communities that are aiming to address systemic bias on Wikimedia projects, and the individuals, communities, organisations and movements worldwide that hold marginalized forms of knowledge still missing from Wikimedia projects.

Whose Knowledge launch at AWID 2016

We do this by:

  • Mapping opportunities and gaps in online knowledge
  • Capturing data about systemic bias in content and participation on Wikimedia projects
  • Collecting and curating resources and toolkits for addressing systemic bias
  • Supporting content-creation and participation pilots
  • Convening diverse stakeholders from both inside and outside the Wikimedia movement
  • Media campaigns to encourage diverse forms of engagement, participation, and content creation

2016[edit]

Organizing[edit]

Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to grow Whose Knowledge? campaigns and pilot projects. Signup to volunteer for a role today!

Communications

We're setting up a monthly on-wiki newsletter and mailing list (more details coming soon!). Meanwhile, communications archives are here.

Mapping

As knowledge maps grow, more details will be posted on this mapping page.

Resources[edit]

We're building resource lists for our partners as they engage in various activities with Wikimedia projects and the broader internet. If you have ideas to improve them, feedback is welcome!

History[edit]

The Whose Knowledge? campaign was conceived by Anasuya Sengupta over the course of 2015, and co-founded with Siko Bouterse in March 2016. We bring a unique combination of experiences, skills and approaches to this work: critical feminist scholarship and human rights activism, intersecting with a deep knowledge of internet technologies and online community organizing. Siko has worked with global online communities for over 10 years with an intent to build bridges and empower people to share knowledge. Anasuya has worked in India, the global South, and internationally for over 20 years, leading initiatives to amplify voices 'from the margins'. We met at the Wikimedia Foundation, where we have been supporting individuals and groups aiming to address systemic bias on Wikimedia projects for five years.

In September 2016, the Whose Knowledge? campaign was publicly launched at the Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID)'s 2016 Forum in Brazil with 5 Wikimujeres/WikiWomen) and nearly 2000 women's human rights defenders. The Wikimujeres delegation was supported by the Wikimedia Foundation.

Timeline and trajectory for our future work

Contact information[edit]

Media[edit]

AffCom Resolutions[edit]

Participants[edit]

  1. Siko (talk) 17:56, 10 September 2016 (UTC)
  2. Anasuyas (talk) 18:34, 10 September 2016 (UTC)
  3. Sydney Poore/FloNight (talk) 18:37, 10 September 2016 (UTC)
  4. Raystorm (talk) 18:42, 10 September 2016 (UTC)
  5. Wotancito (talk) 18:44, 10 September 2016 (UTC)
  6. --LauraHale (talk) 19:29, 10 September 2016 (UTC)
  7. Ocaasi (talk) 22:08, 10 September 2016 (UTC)
  8. --NitalaPansera (talk) 03:36, 11 September 2016 (UTC)
  9. Zhengan (talk) 03:44, 11 September 2016 (UTC)
  10. Wikicology (talk) 06:35, 11 September 2016 (UTC)
  11. I JethroBT (talk) 07:26, 11 September 2016 (UTC)
  12. Michal Lester לסטר (talk) 10:30, 11 September 2016 (UTC)
  13. --Jaluj (talk) 12:23, 11 September 2016 (UTC)
  14. Rosiestep (talk) 14:11, 11 September 2016 (UTC)
  15. Bishdatta (talk) 00:36, 12 September 2016 (UTC)
  16. Rberchie (talk) 04:22,12 September 2016 (UTC)
  17. --Dick Bos (talk) 11:10, 12 September 2016 (UTC)
  18. Flixtey (talk) 15:17, 12 September 2016 (UTC)
  19. --アンタナナ 23:32, 16 September 2016 (UTC)
  20. --Ki7sun3 (talk) 20:16, 24 September 2016 (UTC)
  21. Ckoerner (talk) 17:52, 25 September 2016 (UTC)
  22. Kellyjeanne9 (talk) 22:34, 27 September 2016 (UTC)
  23. Montanabw (talk) 22:58, 29 September 2016 (UTC)
  24. AddisWang (talk) 22:18, 8 October 2016 (UTC)
  25. Slowking4 (talk) 20:43, 9 October 2016 (UTC)
  26. econterms (talk) 21:06, 9 October 2016 (UTC)
  27. Megs (talk) 22:08, 10 October 2016 (UTC)
  28. -Another Believer (talk) 02:44, 18 October 2016 (UTC)
  29. Jon Harald Søby (talk) 09:59, 19 October 2016 (UTC)
  30. --Satdeep Gill (talk) 16:49, 19 October 2016 (UTC)
  31. --ProtoplasmaKid (WM-MX) (talk) 18:53, 19 October 2016 (UTC) :D
  32. Ipigott (talk) 10:23, 20 October 2016 (UTC)
  33. SamanthaNguyen (talk) 01:52, 28 October 2016 (UTC)
  34. --WS ReNu (talk) 19:39, 28 October 2016 (UTC)
  35. --Subhashish Panigrahi (talk) 14:56, 2 November 2016 (UTC)
  36. Mohamed Udhuman (talk) 1:46, 3 November 2016 (UTC)
  37. Islahaddow (talk) 08:00, 7 November 2016 (UTC)
  38. Sailesh Patnaik (Talk|Contribs) 18:41, 16 November 2016 (UTC)
  39. Discott (talk) 09:50, 28 November 2016 (UTC)
  40. Iadmc (talk) 06:36, 8 December 2016 (UTC)
  41. Joalpe (talk) 22:37, 9 December 2016 (UTC)
  42. Funcrunch (talk) 00:48, 2 January 2017 (UTC)
  43. --Mboix (talk) 18:16, 5 January 2017 (UTC)
  44. SheridanFord (talk) 06:34, 16 January 2017 (UTC)
  45. Macruzbar (talk) 15:22, 24 January 2017 (UTC)
  46. Jamie Tubers (talk) 09:28, 10 February 2017 (UTC)
  47. MassiveEartha (talk) 11:55, 12 February 2017 (UTC)
  48. Teles «Talk to me ˱C L @ S˲» 22:56, 15 February 2017 (UTC)
  49. --Tom (talk) 00:02, 16 February 2017 (UTC)
  50. Anthere (talk) 13:52, 20 February 2017 (UTC)
  51. Sidheeq (talk) 09:01, 25 February 2017 (UTC)
  52. --Kritzolina (talk) 09:58, 25 February 2017 (UTC)
  53. Airplaneman 22:43, 27 February 2017 (UTC)
  54. Aliceba (talk) 19:22, 22 March 2017 (UTC)
  55. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 04:26, 20 April 2017 (UTC)
  56. Pundit (talk) 16:16, 24 April 2017 (UTC)
  57. Ixocactus (talk) 05:42, 3 May 2017 (UTC)
  58. Pavan santhosh.s (talk) 13:35, 3 May 2017 (UTC)
  59. Crang115 (talk) 18:57, 9 May 2017 (UTC)