WikiDonne User Group is a group of users which operates in Italian language on diversity and women topics on the wiki movement.
The main objective is to fill the gender gap in Wikipedia and the Wikimedia movement in general:
- amount of space and support to people who want to collaborate on projects
- coordinating people in order to involve a greater number of women to write on Wikipedia and to improve the quality of the articles
- creating events, meetings, edit-a-thons, conferences to raise awareness of women's issues and increase the Wikimedia movement in the world
- collaborating with other groups that have our same goals: WikiWomen, WikiMujeres ecc.
After the creation of the WikiDonne Project for the participation in the HerStory edit, on October 14th 2016 Camelia starts the practices for the recognition as a user group by of AffCom. The group, based in Rome, has the following description:
Topics about women in Wikipedia. We draw up a list of entries to create from scratch, improve the translations and other languages. We don't want to trasform Wikipedia into Donnepedia (Womenpedia), but we are all aware of the gender gap.
On November 16, 2016, the user group is officially recognized by the Wikimedia Foundation as an affiliate to the Wikimedia movement, with the code WDG.
With WikiDonne project, the group participates in the global project Women in red and projects created by Iberoccop. Are developed collaborations with the project in German FilmFrauen for the involvement of women in the field of cinema and TV and activated the project Women in Islam for writing of biographies of women who are part of Arab-Islamic culture. To reduce the gender gap in Italian Wikipedia, it often organizes on-line edit and monthly online edits. It provides encyclopaedic writing and culture courses to professional associations and schools, as part of the school-work alternation activity.
- Active members
- Contacts declared to WMF
We started the collaboration with the association Toponomastica Femminile (Female Toponymy), helping members and partners in understanding the principles and rules of Wikipedia and supporting them in the writing of female voices.
Toponomastica Femminile (Female Toponymy)
- First course
The first introductory course was held in Roma on headquarter of Toponomastica Femminile.
The second course (principle of notability, registration and user page creation, use of Visual Editor) took place at the University La Sapienza and the 'Caffé Letterario' in Via Ostiense.
The third course (use of the templates, add of resources, external links, upload of images on Wikimedia Commons) took place at the Roma Tre University headquarters in Piazza della Repubblica and at the Villetta in the Garbatella district.
The course, together with the Italian Historical Women Society, at the Literary Café in via Ostiense 95.
Italian Historical Women Society (Società Italiana delle Storiche)
First introductory course at the Literary Café (registration, creation of user page, use of Visual Editor - formatting, insertion of quotes, images, notes)
WikiDonne on Wiki
- WikiDonne in Italian Wikipedia
- WikiDonne in WMI, a small initiative of a few years ago of members of Wikimedia Italia
HER Story HER Voice
As part of the Youth Day celebrations (12 August 2016), the Wikipedian community, led by May Hachem93 and United Nations is organizing in various cities around the world and also online edit-a-thon. The main initiative will be held at the UN headquarters in New York from 9.30 to 17 EST (we will be 15.30 - 21), and will be joined by many other local events as well as a collective virtual writing session of articles (virtual Edit-a-Thon).
The goal of the initiative is to reduce the gender gap in Wikipedia, increasing the quantity and quality of voices in it on women and women's issues.
Given the interest we have on the topic, we have organized also us together with members of Female Toponymy for the editing of new entries/expansion and improvement of existing ones. In this way we resume the initiative WikiDonne of members of Wikimedia Italia a few years ago, collecting everything that has been done so far within the Project: WikiDonne in Wikipedia. In this way we connect with other movements that have our same goal: WikiWomen and WikiMujeres.
Women in Nursing & Women Labor Activists
Women in Architecture & Women in Archaeology editathons