Whose Knowledge?/VisibleWikiWomen/Bangalore editathon 2019

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#VisibleWikiWomen Bangalore Editathon 2019
March 30, 2019
[#VisibleWikiWomen]

Co Media Lab and Design Beku invite you to populate Wikipedia with photos of women. Join the #VisibleWikiWomen Bangalore Editathon on 30th March 2019!

Why?[edit]

In March 8th 2019, the second edition of #VisibleWikiWomen campaign was launched, aiming to add openly licensed photographs and illustrations of women that are missing of Wikipedia. We estimate that less than 20% of Wikipedia articles of important women have pictures. When women’s faces are missing from Wikipedia, that invisibility spreads. Half a billion people read Wikipedia every month, and it is the 5th most visited website in the world, so gaps in Wikipedia have a big impact on the broader internet. Women’s knowledge and contributions to the world are invisible in so many ways. Together, we can address this and make women more visible online!

Who[edit]

Co Media Lab and Design Beku are very happy to contribute to Whose Knowledge's #VisibleWikiWomen campaign.

Where[edit]

Centre for Internet and Society, Domlur, Bangalore.

When?[edit]

30 March, 2019 | 10 am to 5 pm.

Drop by for a bit, or stay the whole day. You can also participate virtually, just let us know you want to join in.

Activities[edit]

There are several actions that participants can take to increase women's visibility on Wikimedia projects. Here are some ideas to get you started:

All levels of Wikipedia experience welcome (including absolute beginners) -- all you need is your laptop! (You can use your mobile phone too, but it's less convenient).

Work lists[edit]

We made Wikidata queries to have some lists of women from India and Karnataka that hasn't images in their biographies yet. Take a look on this spreadsheet.

Resources kit[edit]

Editathon cheat sheet

Finding or creating images

Uploading images

Licensing

Join![edit]

To join the #VisibleWikiWomen editathon you can signup here adding # and clicking Signature button.png

  1. --Señoritaleona (talk) 14:39, 26 March 2019 (UTC)
  2. --Shobhasv

Spread the word[edit]

Hashtags to use as you celebrate your edits! #VWWeditathon #VisibleWikiWomen