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Invitation[edit]

WikiWomenCamp came out of conversations between women around the world who are involved with Wikimedia's Chapters and GLAM efforts. Soon, other women involved with other Wikimedia Foundation projects and non-WMF wikis were involved as we started planning the conference. We wanted an opportunity for women (by gender or sex) to get together, learn from each other's experience, network with other women who can assist us in meeting our goals, feel like we are part of the Wiki Ohana, discuss issues related to being women involved in the wider wiki community, and share our passions with similar, like minded women.

At WikiWomenCamp, all women involved with the wiki community are welcome! You do not need be an expert at editing wikis, in running chapters or work for a wiki related organization. Collaboration thrives on diversity. All you need to bring is an open mind, and a willingness to participate, whether by teaching, taking an active role in discussions, helping people to connect to those who can assist them, or sharing your own stories. And, don't forget, WikiWomenCamp is what we make it, so let's make it enlightening, productive and fun.

The conference will be on 23, 24, and 25 May 2012 in Buenos Aires. Details can be found at http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WikiWomenCamp

Why WikiWomenCamp?[edit]

  1. Forums are often held alongside more formal conferences run by non-profit organisations. The purpose of running more informal forums is to gather and empower people in relation to the formal conference, to engage a similar and parallel audience, consolidate perspectives, and enable efforts made during the more formal event to have outcomes that can move forward. In this case, WikiWomenCamp will be held alongside a more formal conference specifically dealing with Wikimedia's gender gap.
  2. WikiWomenCamp is about advancing a specific social agenda and trying to solve complex problems. We are trying to help freely share knowledge across languages and cultures. We're trying to solve the issue of lack of female involvement on Wikimedia's web pages by giving women in the movement an opportunity to gather together, meet each other, discuss problems amongst themselves and take the solutions they develop back to their communities.
  3. For non-profits, there are often issues in hosting and attending events like this with time and cost: Is it worth it to spend the money? What are the outcomes? How will this connect to the grassroots movement that will need to implement what is discussed? This is not an issue for this conference: The grass roots participants are the attendees. The conference is designed to specifically help them address internal problems in a controlled setting that will allow solutions to be developed by the grass roots stakeholders.

Will the Gender gap be addressed?[edit]

This conference is not specifically about the gender gap. A separate conference will immediately follow WikiWomenCamp on 26 and 27 May 2012 open to women and men to discuss Wikimedia Foundation's gender gap. The conference page will be created soon with details about this conference.

What is the format of the conference?[edit]

Unlike a conventional conference, where everything's pre-planned and structured, WikiWomenCamp is a gathering where we decide for ourselves what we're going to get out of it by offering sessions each morning on whatever we want (and of course ad hoc sessions can form at any time). There's no agenda until we make it up! Now, that might sound a bit chaotic if you've never been to this type of gathering, but be prepared to be surprised at how much people can learn and create when they collaborate spontaneously.

With an emergent agenda, it can be hard to describe specifically what you will get from participating in WikiWomenCamp. In large part, that is up to you to be responsible for. At similar events, participants often say they have gained a greater sense of wiki community, a broader sense of the wiki way and wiki tools, or more excitement about our future together as well as inspiration and discovery.

Why support WikiWomenCamp?[edit]

  1. Supporting WikiWomenCamp is not supporting a one time conference. Rather, it is supporting long term goals to improve Wikimedia projects in line with Wikimedia's strategic goals. Supporting the conference is also about supporting a long term solution to Wikimedia's gender gap problem. Lastly, supporting the conference is about long term retention of women volunteers who help to implement solutions in the wider, global community.
  2. This event is a global one, drawing support from many countries on several continents. It gives female participants an opportunity to connect with and network with their peers in other countries, and develop lasting relationships that can allow for international partnerships that might not be possible otherwise because of cultural communication problems involving communicating solely online. A global event also helps to provide organisers, in this case from several different countries on several continents who are determined to make both events a success, a chance to gain valuable experience in organising an international conference, work with international media, and creates an opportunity for the organisers to gain a more global perspective. These skills on the international level can then be taken and used on the local level.
  3. Face to face networking is very important in terms of developing enduring relationships. E-mail, skype and other forms of online contact are not the same as doing something in person. In person gatherings do not have the same limitations.
  4. Formal conferences have unequal power dynamics. Speakers and presenters are elevated above the community and attendees. By utilising open-space, every participant is treated as a full and equal partner in dialog that takes place at the conference.
  5. Traditional formal conferences tend to privilege international organisations and participants from the Northern hemisphere. This is occasionally true of WMF related conferences and events. This privilege makes it more difficult to get grassroots support and participation from developing countries and the southern hemisphere. By hosting the conference in the Southern hemisphere and specifically targeting grass roots participants in developing countries and the Southern hemisphere, we can develop a second tier of female leadership in areas where there is no leadership or limited female leadership.
  6. This conference will serve as a signpost that will allow for the creation of benchmarks in the future to track success in working and can be built into Wikimedia Foundation, Wikimedia chapters and NGOs doing work on Wikipedia in terms of female participation, wider issues regarding editor retention, improvement of content related to participant interests and areas of expertise. because of its grassroots nature coming from women empowered in the community, discussions coming out of this conference can serve as a reality check for others in terms of working towards the same collective goals and how to implement these goals.
  7. This conference will provide support to women in the movement that is not otherwise available to them in terms of developing important contacts, allowing them to participate in sessions that are very specific to their own needs, and providing opportunities for them to understand how they fit into a global movement.

How did WikiWomenCamp come to happen?[edit]

The camp was conceptualised at GLAM Camp Amsterdam, and early organisers include women affiliated with Wikimedia Argentina, Wikimedia Australia, Wikimedia India, Wikimedia Indonesia, Wikimedia Israel, Wikimedia Portugal, Wikimedia España and Wikimedia UK. Subsequently, women from wikiHow, Open-space facilitator Anne Goldenberg and Hacktivist Christina Haralanova have been included in the organising process. We consulted with a male representative from Wikimedia Chile very early in the process, and Wikimedia Bangladesh's was consulted to gain additional perspective. This camp sits alongside a two day conference open to women and men, where the focus of the conference will be discussing Wikimedia's gender gap.

What are you doing with all the perspective articles?[edit]

The national perspective articles will be published in book format licensed with the same license as Meta-Wiki. This book will be distributed to WikiWomenCamp participants at WikiWomenCamp who have substantially contributed to the article about their country. It is an expectation for participants from a country that they will contribute to their national article.

Copies of the book will also be distributed via post to others who have substantially contributed to the article about their country, irrespective of whether or not they attend WikiWomenCamp. If you are contributing with the intention of getting a hard copy of the book, please edit logged in and have the ability to e-mail you turned on. Organisers will get in touch with you regarding where to send printed copies.

All contributions for inclusion in the print book need to be made by 15 April 2012. This ensures we have enough time to edit articles, format it for print and take them to a printer.

What events are planned after WikiWomenCamp?[edit]

  1. We're hoping to organise an event in Montreal to continue discussions that took place there. There are also plans for the American/Canadian RecentChangesCamp 2012 to do more outreach to women to encourage women to participate.
  2. In Australia, we will likely have a meetup or two in Melbourne, Sydney or Canberra where Wikimedia Australia will work to keep up the momentum developed during the conference to develop and implement local strategies.

Biographies[edit]

Wikimedia Foundation's success lies in the volunteer community base that creates content, uploads content, formulates policies, edits and improves shared content, mediates disputes, researching and providing guidance on assistance on best practices, solicits assistance from outsiders and act as public relations representatives for various projects. This can involve high level participation in cultural and educational institutions. Volunteers have helped create local chapters that enable the Foundation to improve local fundraising efforts. Volunteers serve on boards, doing accounting for chapters, keeping notes for minutes, working through the process of establishing a non-profit and doing all the tasks to keep it running while coordinating with the chapter, the Foundation, their on wiki project contributors and trying to have a life. Volunteers do fantastic work. In some cases, this volunteer work leads to paid positions inside a chapter, inside a cultural institution or educational institution or at the Wikimedia Foundation. For most contributors, especially women in leadership positions, this does not happen but we carry on because we believe in what we're doing.

WikiWomenCamp is about developing and providing leadership skills to women inside the Wikimedia Movement. Below are some biographies about women currently involved in helping to make Wikimedia Foundation projects a success. The following are biographies of some women who are organising or attending WikiWomenCamp. We come from diverse backgrounds from all corners of the globe, have different educational levels and different levels of involvement inside particular projects.

Beatriz Busaniche[edit]

Beatriz Busaniche is one of the principle organizers of WikiWomenCamp and is handling most of the on the ground work in Argentina, where she serves at the Executive Director of Wikimedia Argentina. She has been a free software activist since 2003, is a member of Vía Libre Foundation, was a founding member of Wikimedia Argentina. Currently public leader of Creative Commons in Argentina.[1] She became involved on Wikipedia in 2006 on the Spanish version and has been active ever since.[1]

Busaniche is a forty-one year old from Río Gallegos, Argentina, and speaks four languages: Spanish (native), English (expert), French (beginner), and Portuguese (beginner).[2] In 1994, she graduated from the National University of Rosario with a Bachelor's Degree in Social Communication with a focus on mass media. In 2011, she earned a Masters of Intellectual Property from FLACSO Argentina.[1] She is writing a Master thesis on Intellectual Property and Human Rights.[1] Professionally, she serves at the public leader of Creative Commons in Argentina, and is a part time professor at the University of Buenos Aires in Social Sciences field.[1] She has served as the project Manager for Vía Libre Foundation, a free software and free culture organization based in Argentina.[2]

In her work with Wikimedia Argentina, she has accomplished several notable things. In her role of founder and Executive Director, involvement dating to 2007, she has handled press contacts, events coordination, translations and GLAM Projects. In November 2008, she ran a Wikipedia Academy with Jimmy Wales, helping to handle press contacts and event logistics. In 2008 and 2009, she was involved with Wikimanía 2009 International Wikimedia Conference held in Buenos Aires. She served as the Logistics General Coordinator and Press coordinatior. [2][3]

She has presented and participated at a number of conferences including Wikimania 2010, [4], International Simposium on public policy for digital heritage in Sao Paulo, Brazil, [5], World Social Forum, “Women in Free Software” Conference at Centro Cultural de la Cooperación, Conference at Centro Cultural de la Cooperación, Festival on Free Culture and Copyleft in FM La Tribu, Free software and free culture conference in Santo Domingo, 8th Regional Free Software conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Free knowledge, Free Technology Conference in Spain, OLPC workshop for teachers in Colonia, Uruguay, CONSOL, National Free Software Conference, “WIPO and WTO Negotiations in Intellectual Property” Conference, WIPO General Assembly in September 2007, and communicado Conference to name a few.[2]

Her personal blog is http://www.bea.org.ar

Busaniche has published a number of works:

  • Comments on “Issue Papers”. UN Working Group on Internet Governance. Vía Libre Foundation & Free Software Foundation Europe on “Intellectual Property Rights” and “Cybersecurity and Cybercrime” Online at http://www.wgig.org/Comments­Papers.html (2005)
  • “Between Words and Actions: Civil Society and Education at World Summit on Information Society”, Beatriz Busaniche – Diego Levis. ITID Information Technologies and International Development, MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) together with Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Harvard Law School. Volume 1, Issue 3­4 (Spring/ Summer 2004) Pages 97­99 (2003 ) ISSN:1544­7529
  • Editor and contributor, “Argentina Copyleft. La crisis del modelo de derecho de autor y las prácticas para democratizar la cultura”. Heinrich Böll Foundation. Vía Libre Foundation Editores. (2010) ISBN 978­987­22486­7­3
  • Editor and contributor, “Libres de monopolios sobre el conocimiento y la vida. Hacia una convergencia de movimientos” (Southern Cone edition). 2009. ISBN 978­987­22486­6­6
  • Editor, “Voto electrónico. Los riesgos de una ilusión” Via Libre Foundation (2009). Online at http:// www.vialibre.org.ar/wp­content/uploads/2009/03/evoto.pdf (In Spanish) ISBN 978­987­22486­5­9
  • Contributor, “Apropriações Tecnológicas ­ Emergência de textos, idéias e imagens do Submidialogia#3” karla Brunet. Edufba, Salvador Brazil (2008) Online at http://livros.karlabrunet.com/sub3.htm (In Portuguese)
  • Editor and contributor, “Libres de monopolios sobre el conocimiento y la vida: Hacia una convergencia de movimientos” (Central America Edition) Vía Libre Foundation. (2008). Online at http://www.vialibre.org.ar/wp­content/uploads/2007/03/mabi.pdf (In Spanish)
  • Contributor, UNESCO Uruguay “Guía Práctica sobre Software Libre, su selección y aplicación local en América Latina y el Caribe”. Online at http://www.vialibre.org.ar/wp­ content/uploads/2007/11/gsl.pdf ISBN 92­9089­103­3
  • Contributor, “Medios informáticos en la educación” Diego Levis and Roxana Cabello. Prometeo Editors. (2007) http://www.diegolevis.com.ar/secciones/publicaciones5.html (In Spanish)
  • Contributor, Dossier Copy/South – Law School, Kent University – Canterbury, UK Online at https:// www.kent.ac.uk/law/copysouth/ (2007) (English and Spanish available)
  • Editor and contributor, “MABI: Monopolios Artificiales sobre Bienes Intangibles” Via Libre Foundation (2007) http:// www.vialibre.org.ar/wp­content/uploads/2007/03/mabi.pdf (In Spanish) ISBN 978­987­22486­2­8
  • Contributor, Saperi del Futuro – Analisi di donne sulla societá della comunicazione. Editrice Missionaria Italiana. Bologna. Italia. (2006). (In Italian)
  • Contributor, “Visions in process II: The World Summit on the Information Society” – Heinrich Böll Foundation. Berlín­ Germany (2005).Online at http://www.boell.de/downloads/medien/visions_in_process2.pdf (In English)
  • Contributor, Democracia y Ciudadanía en la Sociedad de la Información: Desafíos y articulaciones regionales. Universidad Nacional de Córdoba. Compilation. (2005). (In Spanish)
  • Editor, “Prohibido Pensar, Propiedad Privada” Vía Libre Foundation, (2005) Online at http:// www.vialibre.org.ar/wp­content/uploads/2006/11/prohibidopensarpropiedadprivada.pdf (In Spanish) ISBN 978­987­22486­1­3
  • Contributor, “¿Un mundo Patentado? La privatización de la vida y el conocimiento”. Heinrich Böll Foundation. (1st. Edition El Salvador 2004. 2nd. Edition Buenos Aires 2005) Online at http://boelllatinoamerica.org/download_es/Libro_biopolitica.pdf (In Spanish)
  • "Die Freiheit, die wir meinen" Die Renaissance der Gemeingüter. INKOTA­Brief 153 ­ September 2010 Online at http://www.inkota.de/material/inkota­brief/153/beatriz­busaniche/ #c3880 (in German)
  • “Brief guide to Public Domain in Argentina” in spanish. Online at http://www.vialibre.org.ar/2010/07/29/breve­guia­hacia­el­dominio­publico­en­argentina/ (2010)
  • “El dilema del Copyright en el campo del Software” Master on Intellectual Property. Online at http://www.bea.org.ar/2010/08/el­dilema­del­copyright­en­el­campo­del­software/ (2010)
  • “Los límites del derecho de marcas en el campo de los dominios de internet”. Master on Intellectual Property. Online at http://www.bea.org.ar/2010/07/los­limites­del­derecho­de­ marcas­en­el­campo­de­los­nombres­de­dominio­de­internet/ (2010)
  • “Copyright y diversidad cultural”. Master on Intellectual Property. Online at http://www.bea.org.ar/2010/06/el­copyright­y­la­diversidad­cultural/ (2010)
  • “Algunas notas sobre el proyecto de modificación de la ley de derechos de autor en Brasil. Una mirada desde Argentina” (notes on brazilian authors rights law project from an argentine perspective) Online at http://www.vialibre.org.ar/2010/01/11/algunas­notas­ sobre­el­proyecto­de­reforma­de­la­ley­de­derechos­de­autor­en­brasil/
  • “La privatización del dominio público: un proceso silencioso” (Public domain privatization: a silence process). La Nación Newspaper. Nov. 19th. 2009. Online at http://www.lanacion.com.ar/nota.asp?nota_id=1201339&pid=7704923&toi=6381
  • “Las sillas vacías de la Agenda Digital Argentina” (Empty chairs in the digital agenda discussion in Argentina). Canal­ar. June 18th. 2009. Online at http://www.canal ar.com.ar/noticias/noticiamuestra.asp?Id=7513
  • “El panóptico de Mauricio” (Mauricio's panopticon, a critic on video­surveillance policy in Buenos Aires City). Canal­ar. Jun 4th. 2009. Online at http://www.canalar.com.ar/noticias/ noticiamuestra.asp?Id=7467
  • “¿Qué se celebra en el día mundial de la propiedad intelectual?” (What do we celebrate on Intellectual Property day?). Together with Federico Heinz. April 26th. 2009. La Nación Newspaper. Online at http://www.lanacion.com.ar/nota.asp? nota_id=1122251&pid=6315263&toi=6279 English version at http://www.bea.org.ar/2009/05/what­do­we­celebrate­on­ip­day/
  • “Introduzca el sobre en la urna, pero guarda que patea” (The dark side of electronic voting). Crítica de la Argentina Newspaper. April 18th. 2008. Online at http://www.criticadigital.com/impresa/index.php?secc=nota&nid=3007[2]


References
  1. a b c d e Busaniche, Beatriz (27 December 2011). "Bea's Biography". Wikiwomen mailing list. http://listas.iberocoop.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/wikiwomen. Retrieved 28 December 2011. 
  2. a b c d e Busaniche, Beatriz (September 2010). Curriculum Vitae. Retrieved on 28 December 2011.
  3. Wikimanía 2009 International Wikimedia Conference (2009).
  4. _Argentina Digitization of Cultural Heritage in Argentina.
  5. International Simposium on public policy for digital heritage.

Laura Hale[edit]

Béria Lima[edit]


Perspectives[edit]

This conference will be a global one, with women participating from many parts of the globe. They often deal with different issues, female participation levels and types of participation may differ, and they may have different goals they wish to work for in a broader, national perspective. This perspectives will be compiled and published for distribution to participants at WikiWomenCamp and Wikigénero where people from the country have substantially contributed to writing the perspective page for their country.


Flag of Algeria.svg Algeria[edit]

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The official language of Algeria is Modern Standard Arabic and Berber has been recognized as a "national language" the two languages are the native languages of over 99 percent of Algerians. French, has no official status but still widely used in government, culture, media (newspapers) and education (taught from primary school), due to Algeria's colonial history and can be regarded as being the de facto co-official language of Algeria.

Algerian has 12.50% internet penetration or 4,323,273 people having internet access in 2010.[1][2][3]

Wikipedia

Wikipedia is one of the most popular sites in the country, ranking 11th in December 2011.[4] People's interest in the site can also be seen on Facebook where 2,400 Algerians. Women made up 35.8% of all Algerians liking Wikipedia.[5] This interest is higher than the 9% female contributor population. The country currently does not have a Wikimedia chapter, and efforts to create one is unknown.

Algerians represent sizable parts of the viewing community on several different language Wikipedia, including 8.7% of all Arabic readers, 1.6% French Wikipedia readers, 11.4% Kabyle Wikipedia readers, and 4.9% of all Egyptian Arabic Wikipedia readers.[6]

On English Wikipedia, there are 2 articles about female footballers, 12 articles about female singers and 4 articles about female Algerian writers. [7] Coverage and participation of Algerian women is limited.

Algerian women do not appear to be engaged with Wikinews in English or Portuguese. There are no female administrators on English wikinews from this country, nor are there any women from this country who are English wikinews accredited reporters. A search for الجزائر, Arabic for Algeria, had between 40 and 50 results.[8] There appears to be coverage of Algeria on Arabic wikinews, but not of women in the country.

Volunteer projects, popularity, readership, and contribution

Wikibooks ranked 2,134th in the country in December 2011.[9] | Wikiversity was ranked the 5,480th most popular site in the country.[10] .

Algerian women perspective to free knowledge
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Women in Algeria
  • Historically during the 1962 Algerian War of Independence, women fought as equals alongside men. They thus achieved a new sense of their own identity and a measure of acceptance from men. In the aftermath of the war, women maintained their new-found emancipation and became more actively involved in the development of the new state. Algeria is regarded as a relatively liberal nation and the status of women reflects this. Unlike other countries in the region, equality for women is enshrined in Algerian laws and the constitution. They can vote and run for political positions. North African and Algerian enjoy many more privileges than their counterparts in neighboring and African countries. This is due to historic European influences and Berber customs that do not regard women as inferior to men. Algerian women can inherit property, obtain a divorce, retain custody of their children, gain an education and work in many sectors of society. Women make up 70 percent of Algeria’s lawyers and 60 percent of its judges. They also dominate the fields of medicine, healthcare and science. Increasingly, women contribute more to household income than men. As of 2007, sixty-five percent of university students are women, with more than 80% joinng the workforce after graduation. They are encouraged by family members to become educated and contribute to Algerian society. Algerian women are among the first in North Africa to become taxi and bus drivers. Their numbers are also increasing in the police force and security positions. Algerians have been exposed to many outsiders and so can speak a combination of languages. Predominantly, French, a Berber dialect and Arabic are spoken. A tradition of subtitling rather than dubbing foreign television shows and films has increased the number of English and Spanish speakers in recent years.
The Foundation

During the December 2011 fundraising appeal, no Algerians, men or women, were featured as part of the appeal. During the 2011 Summer of Research, the WMF hired eight research fellows, none of whom were from Algeria. The country was not visited as part of the WMF educational tour of the middle east.

Flag of Argentina.svg Argentina[edit]

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Celebración del 10° Aniversario de Wikipedia en Buenos Aires
The Chapter and Offline participation

There are four women on the board of Wikimedia Argentina. Gender strategies are already included in Wikimedia Argentina's working plan for 2012. It is one of the main promoters of including gender policy as a key issue in all their activities. Most relevant iniatiatives related to Gender Gap are:

Wikipedia

The de facto official language of Argentina is Spanish, usually called castellano (Castilian) by Argentines. Argentina is the largest Spanish-speaking society. According to Ethnologue there are around 1.5 million Italian speakers (making it the second most spoken language in the country) and 1 million speakers of the North Levantine dialect of Arabic (spoken in Syria, Lebanon and Cyprus). Standard German is spoken by 400,000—500,000 Argentines of German ancestry, making it the fourth most spoken language. It is unknown whether indigenous language Wikipedia in Guaraní, Quechua, Aymara exista. English, Brazilian Portuguese and French are also spoken. English is commonly taught at schools as a second language with Portuguese and French to a lesser extent.

There is one woman active on the language incubator who uses Mapuche language, which is spoken in Chile and Argentina, he has made 353 edits.

In December 2011, there were 146,580 women of all ages from Argentina who were interested in Wikipedia on Facebook.[11] In the period between November 2010 and October 2011, 10.3% of the traffic to Spanish Wikipedia was from this country.[12] On English Wikipedia, there are 69 articles argentine women in politics. On English Wikipedia's Women's History Wikiproject, the most popular November 2011 article about an Argentine woman was Eva Perón, ranked 144th overall with 63228 views during the month.

On English Wikipedia, there are 70 articles about female politicians from Argentina, 63 articles about Argentine female singers‎, 27 articles about Argentine women writers‎ and 23 articles about Argentine female tennis players‎.

In December 2011, according to Alexa, Wikibooks was ranked the 4,644th most popular site in the country.[13].

Argentinian women perspective to free knowledge

Some references of written material (in Spanish)

Events related to women and technology

Projects related to women and TI

The Foundation

There are no Argentinian Women and Men were featured during the December 2011 fundraising appeal. During the 2011 Summer of Research, the WMF hired eight research fellows. Of these, only one was female, and she was from the United States. There were four males from American universities, The other researchers included men from a Japanese university, a Swiss university and a Canadian university. There were no research fellows, male or female, from this country.

Flag of Armenia.svg Armenia[edit]

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Wikipedia

Armenian Wikipedia rank 66 out of 280 Wikipedia languages in January 2012. It has 10 very active contributors and 65 active editors, number of female contributors unknown. Susianna Kentikian is an English Wikipedia Featured Article about an Armenian/German female boxer.

In December 2011, according to Alexa, Wikibooks was ranked the 1,631th most popular site in the country.[14]

Armenian women perspective to free knowledge
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The Foundation

During the December 2011 fundraising appeal, no Armenians, men or women, were featured as part of the appeal. During the 2011 Summer of Research, the WMF hired eight research fellows. Of these, only one was female, and she was from the United States. There were four males from American universities, The other researchers included men from a Japanese university, a Swiss university and a Canadian university. There were no research fellows, male or female, from this country.

Meetups and Gatherings
2011 Hackathon
In April 2011, there was the first-ever Armenian Wikipedia Hackathon. Women were participants in this.[15]

There was a Wikipedia 10 Birthday celebration in Armenia.[16]

Flag of Australia.svg Australia[edit]

Australian women have been editing Wikimedia projects since Wikipedia was founded in 2001. Among the first were Claudine Chionh and Karen Johnson on the English Wikipedia. The English Wikipedia has had five female administrators from Australia, and one Australian woman on its Arbitration Committee: Rebecca. Australian traffic accounts for 1.8% of all global traffic to Wikipedia, on par with the amount of traffic India provides.[17]

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WM-AU president John Vandenberg and vice president Laura Hale at a 2011 meetup in Canberra
Wikimedia Australia currently has two women on the board, Vice President Laura Hale and Secretary Anne Frazer. The chapter's first president, Brianna Laugher, is female and women have always had at least one place on the board.[18] Sarah Ewart was the board's longest serving member. When the chapter was first founded in 2008, there were five female members, 13.8% of the total membership. This increased to eleven female members in 2009, 23.4% of the total membership. In 2010, this number dropped to four total female members, 12% of total members.[19]
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Wikipedia 10 year birthday in Canberra
Attendees of both genders at RecentChangesCamp 2011 in Canberra
Women have frequently been participants in meetups around the country, though their participation, like that of their male counterparts, is dwindling. For example, in 2007, a Canberra meetup had roughly forty people attend, of which half were women. In 2011, a Canberra meetup was held with around nine people attending of which two were women. RecentChangesCamp has become Australia's national wiki conference. In 2011, there were five female participants out of twenty total with the conference primarily being organised by one man and one woman. The 2012 conference is predicted to have a similar gender composition. Women attended only two of Australia's Wikipedia 10 year birthday celebrations: Canberra and Perth, although the three Perth female attendees were not Wikipedia editors.

In 2011 Wikimedia Australia sponsored Ada Camp Melbourne which will take place in January 2012. This women-only conference is dedicated to helping and promoting women involved in the open-technology movement. One of Wikimedia Australia's board members and a chapter member will participate.[20]

There were grassroots efforts by some Australian women to increase female participation on Wikipedia. This was done by non-members of Wikimedia Australia, which included two presentations before groups of women at a meeting, a mini-workshop at a female owned coffee shop in Canberra and at least one radio appearance. There were efforts to integrate the Australian female led efforts into the Wikimedia framework by having them join the gender gap list. Shortly after they joined, in response to a situation on the list, these women ended their outreach efforts and efforts to re-engage them have been unsuccessful. In December 2011, there were 40,580 women of all ages from Australia who were interested in Wikipedia on Facebook.[21] In December 2011, according to Alexa, Wikipedia was ranked the 7the most popular site in the country.[22]

Australian content for women on English Wikipedia is strong in terms of covering women's sport and female politicians though the men's content often is much better and there is more of it. Canberra Roller Derby League, Leah Poulton, Alyssa Healy and Lauren Ebsary are a Good Article about Australian women's sport. This assessment is the second highest assessment available to articles on English Wikipedia. Content related to Australia's feminist movement needs a lot of improvement. Netball is one of Australia's most popular participation sports for women. There are a relatively large number of articles about this sport in Australia. Over the past year, the Australian netball articles are mostly maintained by a very active male New Zealand editor with Australian IP addresses providing some support. On English Wikipedia, there are 11 articles about roller derby leagues from this country. Australia has a female Prime Minister, Julia Gillard. The article about her is the 71st most popular in the English Wikipedia's Wikiproject Women's History most popular article list, having received 100,226 views in November 2011. However her article is only assessed as a C class article. Australia's female Governor General, Quentin Bryce had only 13,155 visits during that period and most of the edits to the article were made by men. On English Wikipedia, there are 209 articles women in politics, with more articles spread across four subcategories. There are 116 articles about models from this country on English Wikipedia. As of February 2012, there were only ten articles about notable Australian women from the 1908 edition of "Who in Australiasia" who had articles out of a possible total of 21.[23] Australian women have been involved with some Australian specific project's like Australian literature. The high point for this project was three women involved, but female participation has since dropped and efforts by project participants to recruit additional Australian women have been unsuccessful. Female Australian leadership on English Wikipedia exists, but it is not very visible; none of the recently elected administrators have been Australian women. In December 2011, elections were held for English Wikipedia's Arbitration Committee and no women from Australia ran for a position. Overall, Australians have been represented but mostly by men.


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Total number of articles about Australian female actors on several different language Wikipedias. English is not included because category structure does not separate women into their own category.
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Total number of articles about Australian feminists on several different language Wikipedias. Languages that are absent are because they do not have a category for Australian feminists.
When compared to some other countries, Australian content is particularly good on Simple Wikipedia, with a large number of these articles being Good Articles and Very Good Articles. Unfortunately, most of this content does not relate to Australian women. Only three of the twenty-one articles in Australian people are about Australian women. It was largely the work of one Australian male. Simple Wikipedia also lacks a female Australian administrator and check user. Australian content exists on other language Wikipedias. Much of this appears to involve Australian actors, models politicians and athletes. The article about Julia Gillard exists in a number of languages including Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, Belorussian, Catalan, Czech, Cypriot, Danish, German, Estonian, Greek, Spanish, Persian, French, Korean, Croatian, Indonesian, Italian, Dutch, Japanese, Norwegian, Polish, Russian, Serbian, Thai, Vietnamese, Yiddish, Chinese. The article about Katy Gallagher is on two other Wikipedia. Former New South Wales Premiere Kristina Keneally has articles written about her in five other languages. The Priya Cooper article appears in German and Estonian. The article about Samantha Stosur is written in over 20 different languages. The article about the Australian actress Nicole Kidman appears in over thirty languages. Australian model and businesswoman Elle Macpherson appears in twenty other languages. On Spanish Wikipedia, there are 18 articles about models from this country. On Turkish Wikipedia, there are 2 articles about women from this country.[24] Australian women are covered in other languages. There are 3 articles about female actors from this country on Belorussian Wikipedia.[25] On Aragonese Wikipedia, there are 5 articles about female actors from this country.[26] On Slovak Wikipedia, there are 5 articles and 1 category about female actors from this country.[27]

Norfolk Island language Wikipedia was created and largely originally supported by an Australian woman. Australian women and other women have been part of Australia's efforts to improve Wikipedia content in Australasian languages. Wikimedia Australia is sponsoring a language conference to support this goal, though the female leadership for the conference largely is coming out of Indonesia.

There are no female Australian administrators on wikinews, nor are there any Australian women who are wikinews accredited reporters. A December 2011 search on English Wikinews for Women Australia found 130 articles that mentioned both words.[28] A male university journalism professor at the University of Wollongong had a class project on wikinews. Class membership was split evenly along gender lines. These students, both male and female, published several articles. Sadly, the retention levels were low and few students have continued to contribute after the class ended. One of the best contributors to Wikinews as a result of this classwork was female. A December 2011 search on Spanish Wikinews for Australia mujeres found 21 articles that mentioned both words.[29] In December 2011, according to Alexa, Wikinews was ranked the 48,408th most popular site in the country.[30] On Portuguese Wikinews, there are no women active from this country. This may be a result of several factors, including the language and because Portuguese Wikinews only has an active editing community of five people, one of whom is a woman.

Wikiversity was ranked the 4,229th most popular site in the Australia.[31] Wikiversity plays an important role in Australia's educational involvement with Wikimedia Foundation projects, although its use is primarily limited to one of Australia's 38 universities, and has not been subjected to significant use by other secondary or tertiary education providers. The University of Canberra has one of the largest Wikiversity communities of all universities on the project, with the University of Canberra National Institute of Sport Studies being one of the most active departments on the project. Twenty-one staff members have been involved with the project. Six of them are women. Inside UCNISS, there have been five staff members and faculty who have used Wikiversity. Of these, one was female. Four instructors, from sport studies and psychology, have used Wikiversity as part of their student coursework. None of these were women. 54.3% of University of Canberra students are female and this ratio was generally true for the classes using Wikiversity. When the classes finished using Wikiversity for school work, there was very little retention of these contributors on Wikiversity. The consistent Australian editing on Wikiversity is male.

Commons has a large number of pictures of Australian women. There are 2 categories and 5 pictures of women's association football and 1 picture of the women's national cricket team.

On other Wikimedia Projects, Australians are active but women are either not highly visible, are not in leadership positions, are not getting grant funding to support their work or are not using these projects as instructors in their classrooms. In December 2011, according to Alexa, Wikibooks was ranked the 4,591th most popular site in the country.[32] English Wikibooks has been used by a male Australian instructor at the University of Canberra as part of a course he taught. Students contributed to a book about neuroscience that has since gone on to be featured. Approximately half the students in class were female. When the class ended, few of these contributors stayed on as active contributors to English Wikibooks. On English Wiktionary, there is an Australian male bureaucrat but no female bureaucrats from the country.[33] During 2011, there were two grants distributed by Wikimedia Australia to individual members of the chapter to improve content on Wikimedia Commons. The two individuals did excellent work and the chapter was pleased with their results. The grants went to men. No women had applied for a grant to improve Commons. There are no Australian women administrators on incubator and no active Australian women editors. The project has few participants overall, with only 44 users identified as female and 516 identified as male. There is an Australian male sysop on Mediawiki.org. There do not appear to be any Australian females who hold a similar position on the project.[34] On English Wikisource, there are no female bureaucrats from this country.[35] This is an area that needs improvement.

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Perth, Wikipedia 10 meetup at Little Creatures in Fremantle
Wiki Takes My Town… is an Australian project, with much of the work being done in Western Australia. Versions were held in Fremantle twice and in Joondalup once. People went and took pictures of local places where no pictures for them were found on Commons. Women participated in the events, and their pictures were uploaded to Commons by event organisers.

One of the major recent projects led by an Australian woman is the History of the Paralympic Movement in Australia project. Part of this work has included outreach events, including one in Perth, Western Australia. Three Paralympians showed up, two of whom were female. One of them has worked on keeping the article about herself up to date. At another outreach event in Brisbane, Queensland that included Paralympians, women again were included among the participants. The first Australian Paralympic article to be nominated for Good Article status as a result of this project was nominated by a male but featured one of Australia's most famous female Paralympians, Priya Cooper. As of December 2011, there were forty-one Did You Knows associated with this GLAM project. Of them, sixteen featured women. The third most popular DYK by article views was about a woman, Elizabeth Edmondson. Other female related DYKs ranked fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth, tenth, twelfth, thirteenth, fourteenth, seventeenth, and twentieth. For November 2011, among the most popular Paralympic related articles, there were twenty-six articles about Australian women in the top five hundred most popular articles. There are twelve Spoken Word articles about Australian Paralympians, four of which feature females. On the blog dedicated to the project, an interview with Elizabeth (Edmondson) Mills was shared. She is the project's first Paralympic contributor, and has donated images from her personal collection to help with the project. These images were shared using a Creative Commons license.

The National Library of Australia GLAM efforts involved women participating at high levels. A woman is responsible for having the ability to get citations in Wikipedia format on Trove. Women have also been involved with GLAM efforts at state libraries in Australia. Elli Torres wrote a paper titled "What's black and white and read all over? QR Code initiatives at SLQ" that looks at their efforts. Michelle Swales, State Library of Queensland and Chris Bermingham, Western Downs Regional Council published a paper in September 2011 titled Getting Queensland Out There, Building local content on Wikipedia in partnership with public libraries that also examines library practices in regard to Wikipedia.

The Wikimedia Foundation's Australian engagement can be hit or miss. During the December 2011 fundraising appeal, no Australians, men or women, were featured as part of the appeal. During the 2011 Summer of Research, the WMF hired eight research fellows. There were no research fellows, male or female, from Australia that were formally involved as fellows though at least one woman from Australia applied for this project. Australians do get hired by the Wikimedia Foundation, but the most visible people to date have been Australian men, including one programmer and the first GLAM research fellow.

Women are fans and participants on other wikis on the Internet. Wikihow is a commercial wiki that provides user contributed advice on how to do a variety of tasks. Wikihow historically has had high rates of female participation, with one source reporting 43% of their participants being women.[36] Using Facebook advertising data on 10 February 2012 as a measure of interest in this country, there are 21,600 women of any age from Australia who are interested in Wikihow. A search on Wikihow for women and this country shows 312 results.[37]

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Wikimedia Österreich is the country's national chapter.[38]

Wikipedia

In December 2011, there were 4,140 women of all ages from Austria who were interested in Wikipedia on Facebook.[39] In December 2011, Wikipedia was ranked the 6th most popular site in the country.[40] In the period between November 2010 and October 2011, 8.3% of the traffic to German Wikipedia was from this country.[41] On English Wikipedia, there are 33 articles women in politics and 11 more in a subcategory for Female MEPs for Austria‎ . On English Wikipedia's Women's History Wikiproject, the most popular November 2011 article about an Austrian woman was Hedy Lamarr, ranked 44th overall with 135013 views during the month. There are 3 articles about women's association football clubs in this country on English Wikipedia. The project has few participants overall, with only 44 users identified as female and 516 identified as male.

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During the 2011 Summer of Research, the WMF hired eight research fellows. Of these, only one was female, and she was from the United States. There were four males from American universities, The other researchers included men from a Japanese university, a Swiss university and a Canadian university. There were no research fellows, male or female, from this country. During the December 2011 fundraising appeal, no Austrians, men or women, were featured are part of the appeal.

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Vikipediya 10. Vikipediya layihəsinin 10 illiyi münasibətilə keçirilmiş vikipediyaçıların sayca 5-ci Bakı görüşü.

The official language of Azerbaijan is Azerbaijani (also called Azeri), and is closely related to Turkish, Qashqai and Turkmen. The Azerbaijani language is divided into two varieties, North Azerbaijani and South Azerbaijani, and a large number of dialects. Turkic Khalaj, Qashqa'i, and Salchuq are considered by some to be separate languages in the Azerbaijani language group. There are 13 other languages spoken natively in the country. It is unknown whether wikipedia in these languages exist.

There are 3,347,672 Azerbaijanis or 35.99% of the total population on the internet.[42][43][44]

Wikipedia and Wikimedia Chapter

Wikipedia is the 7th most popular site in Azerbaijan.[45] This popularity can be seen on Facebook, where 600 women from Azerbaijan are interested in Wikipedia.[46] Azerbaijan does not have a Wikimedia chapter and efforts to create one is unknown. [47] However here have been several meetups in Baku, Azerbaijan.[48][49] Several did not appear to have men in attendance, though several attended the 10 year Wikipedia celebration in Baku.[50]

Azerbaijanis make up 70.8% of all visitors to Azeri Wikipedia. They do not make up a large part of the visitor population to any other language Wikipedia.[51]. There are around 25 very active user (more than 100 edit per month) and 90 active user (more than five edit per month). Azeri Wikipedia rank 46 out of 280 wikipedia languages with 5.3 million visit on February 2012. About 1,155 users explicitly set their gender, with 1,011 users or 87.53% being male and 144 or 12.47% being female.[52]

Other wikimedia project

On Wikibooks, 164 users made at least 1 edit and 37 users made at least 5 edits. 35 users explicitly set their gender: 30 or 85.71% are male and 5 or 14.29% are female.[53] On Wikiquotes, 198 users made at least 1 edit and 57 users made at least 5 edits. Of these, 23 users explicitly set their gender: 20 or 86.96% are male and 3 or 13.04% are female.[54]

Azerbaijani participation exists on projects outside their home languages. There are 3 men and 0 women on the language incubator who are use Azerbaijani language as their native language.[55]

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Women in Azerbaijan

Though women in Azerbaijan nominally enjoy the same legal rights as men, gender discrimination perceived as common particularly in rural communities. Women who appear in public unaccompanied, smoke in public, drive automobiles, or visit certain theaters and restaurants are subject to disapproval. Traditional social norms and poor economic conditions continue to restrict women's roles in the economy, and there are reports that women have difficulty exercising their legal rights due to discrimination.

Though the majority of Azerbaijani women have jobs outside the home, women are underrepresented in high-level jobs, including top business positions. As of November 2010, there were 19 women in the 125-seat parliament. As of 2007, several women held senior government positions, including deputy speaker of parliament, several deputy ministers, and deputy chair of the Central Election Commission. There are no legal restrictions on the participation of women in politics, although traditional social norms limit women's political roles, and they are underrepresented in elective offices.

The Foundation

The Wikimedia Foundation does not appear to have made a major effort to engage and draw attention to the region during 2011. The 2011 Summer of Research had eight research fellows, none of whom were from Azerbaijan. During the December 2011 fundraising appeal, no Azerbaijaniis, men or women, were featured are part of the appeal. The country was not visited during WMF's two major regional tours in 2011, the one to East Asia and the one to the Middle East.

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A Wikipedia 10th Birthday celebration in Bangladesh

The official language of Bangladesh is Bengali.

The Chapter and offline participation

During Wikimedia Bangladesh event, there are female participants who attend every meet-up. Most of the time, these are new faces and there is a problem in getting the same women to consistently show up to events in order to build up a regular base of active female participants. Currently Wikimedia Bangladesh has no female members in the board. The board is planning to find a woman from the country to be a a Bengali participant in at WikiWomenCamp in Argentina.

Wikipedia

The projects have very few female contributors. Those who contribute stated that hey do have do not have time to contribute on a consistent, regular basis; they edit sporadically. Bengali Wikipedia rank 67 out of 280 wikipedia language project. There are around 6 very active editors (more than 100 edits per month) and 50 active editor (more than 5 edits per month)

In December 2011, there were 1,700 women of all ages from Bangladesh who were interested in Wikipedia on Facebook.[56] 0.06% of all Wikipedia traffic comes from Bangladesh.[57] Most editors in Bangladesh edit the Bengali Wikipedia but 91.1% view English Wikipedia. There are many articles about Bengali actresses on the Bengali Wikipedia. These articles were mostly created by male contributors. There is an effort by a Bengali editor to take the Bengali language article about Angelina Jolie to Featured. As of December 2011, there are zero featured articles about women on Bengali Wikipedia. There are two articles about female sport people: an athlete and a chess player. There are 10 articles about female film actresses from Bangladesh, 10 articles about female television actresses from Bangladesh, 3 articles about female Bangladeshi stage actresses and 13 articles about Bangladeshi singers. On Bengali Wikipedia, there are 4 articles about Bangladeshi social workers, 3 of whom women. The amount of women specific content in Bengali, and Bangaldeshi women content, is limited. The Bengali word for User is gender neutral; the name space does not indicate the gender of the user on Wikimedia projects.

On English Wikipedia, there are 11 articles women in politics, 4 articles about Bangladeshi feminists‎. Bangladeshi women do not appear to be given much coverage on non-Bengali Wikipedia. This is for several reasons, including a lack of participation of women in certain categories, language issues that make it difficult to report on Bangladeshi women, and a general lack of interest in existing contributors in covering their issues.

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10th Birthday celebrations in Chittagong

In December 2011, according to Alexa, Wikinews was ranked the 17,538th most popular site in the country.[58].On December 2011 search on English Wikinews for Women Bangladesh found 5 articles that mentioned both words.[59]

Bangladeshi women are absent on other projects connected to the Wikimedia Foundation. There is one woman who has contributed to the language incubator who uses Bengali. She made one edit and is the only Bengali speaker to make an edit on incubator.

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Women in Bangladesh

Available data on health, nutrition, education, and economic performance indicated that in the 1980s the status of women in Bangladesh remained considerably inferior to men. Women, in custom and practice, remained subordinate to men in almost all aspects of their lives; greater autonomy was the privilege of the rich or the necessity of the very poor. Most women's lives remained centered on their traditional roles, and they had limited access to markets, productive services, education, health care, and local government. This lack of opportunities contributed to high fertility patterns there are views that acute poverty at the margin appeared to be hitting hardest at women. About 82 percent of women lived in rural areas in the late 1980s. The majority of rural women, perhaps 70 percent, were in small cultivator, tenant, and landless households; many worked as laborers part time or seasonally, usually in post-harvest activities, and received payment in kind or in meager cash wages. The economic contribution of women was substantial but largely unacknowledged. Women in rural areas were responsible for most of the post-harvest work, which was done in the chula, and for keeping livestock, poultry, and small gardens. Women in cities relied on domestic and traditional jobs, but in the 1980s they increasingly worked in manufacturing jobs, especially in the readymade garment industry. Those with more education worked in government, health care, and teaching, but their numbers remained very small. Continuing high rates of population growth and the declining availability of work based in the chula meant that more women sought employment outside the home. Female wage rates in the 1980s were low, typically ranging between 20 and 30 percent of male wage rates.

The Foundation

Bangladeshi women also do not appear to factor into the WMF's wider strategy to appeal to the region: During the December 2011 fundraising appeal, no Bangladeshis, men or women, were featured are part of the appeal. During the 2011 Summer of Research, the WMF hired eight research fellows. Of these, only one was female, and she was from the United States. There were four males from American universities, The other researchers included men from a Japanese university, a Swiss university and a Canadian university. There were no research fellows, male or female, from this country.

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The Republic of Belarus language is Belarusian.

Wikipedia

There are 7 very active contributor (more than 100 edits a month) and about 39 active contributor (more than 5 edits a month) to Belarusian language. Making Belarusian Wikipedia rank 62 out of 280 Wikipedia languages. In December 2011, there were 60 women of all ages from Belarus who were interested in Wikipedia on Facebook.[60]

Wikimedia Offline
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Хомелка and Da voli. Ten Wikipedia in Belarus
Хомелка. March 2011 Minsk Meetup

There have been several offline Wikipedia and Wikimedia related gatherings in Belarus, with many of these events being attended by women including at Wikipedia 10,[61][62], a March 2011 meetup in Minsk[63] and a June 2011 meetup in Minsk.[64]

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The Foundation

During the December 2011 fundraising appeal, no Belorussians, men or women, were featured are part of the appeal. During the 2011 Summer of Research, the WMF hired eight research fellows. Of these, only one was female, and she was from the United States. There were four males from American universities, The other researchers included men from a Japanese university, a Swiss university and a Canadian university. There were no research fellows, male or female, from this country.

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Belgium has three official languages: Dutch, French and German. A number of non-official minority languages are spoken as well.

Wikipedia

Belgium contributors mainly work in three languages wikipedia; Dutch, French, and German. In December 2011, there were 12,520 people and 6,140 women of all ages from Belgium who were interested in Wikipedia on Facebook.[1] Male and female contributors from this country unknown, data unavailable. The large majority is male but there are no exact numbers.

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Women in Belgium
The Foundation

During the December 2011 fundraising appeal, no Belgians, men or women, were featured as part of the appeal. During the 2011 Summer of Research, the WMF hired eight research fellows. Of these, only one was female, and she was from the United States. There were four males from American universities, The other researchers included men from a Japanese university, a Swiss university and a Canadian university. There were no research fellows, male or female, from this country.

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Wikipedia Meetup in Brazil, 2011

Federative Republic of Brazil official language is Portuguese, almost all of the population speaks and is virtually the only language used media. In São Gabriel da Cachoeira where Nheengatu, a currently endangered South American creole language with mostly Indigenous Brazilian languages lexicon and Portuguese-based grammar has been granted co-official status with Portuguese. Brazil is the only Portuguese-speaking nation in the Americas, making the language an important part of Brazilian national identity and giving it a national culture distinct from those of its Spanish-speaking neighbors. Minority languages are spoken throughout the nation. One hundred and eighty Amerindian languages are spoken in remote areas and a number of other languages are spoken by immigrants and their descendants. Brazil is the first country in South America to offer Esperanto to High School students.

Wikipedia

Portuguese Wikipedia rank 9 out of 280 language Wikipedia. Portugese Wikipedia very active users (more than 100 edits per month) consist of 211 users, and their active users (five edits per month) consist of 1620 users. In December 2011, there were 10,900 people and 5,200 women of all ages from Brazil who were interested in Wikipedia.[65] In December 2011, according to Alexa, Wikipedia was ranked the 17th most popular site in the country.[66] In the period between November 2010 and October 2011, 85.6% of the traffic to Portuguese Wikipedia was from this country.[67] In the period between November 2010 and October 2011, 2.6% of all Wikipedia traffic was from this country.[68] In the period between November 2010 and October 2011, 11.6% of the traffic to Tetum Wikipedia was from this country.[69]. On Portuguese Wikipedia, 29 women transclude the Woman Wikipedia user template on their user page.[70]

Wikinews, Wikiversity, Wikibooks

On Portuguese Wikinews, there is one woman active on the project of the five total active participants. She represents two countries: Brazil and Portugal. In December 2011, Wikiversity was ranked the 42,550th most popular site in the country.[71]

In December 2011, according to Alexa, Wikibooks was ranked the 2,264th most popular site in the country.[72]

Other projects

The project has few participants overall, with only 44 users identified as female and 516 identified as male. There are no bureaucrats, male or female, from this country on MediaWiki.Org.[73]

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Women in Brazil enjoy the same legal rights and duties as men. The law prohibits discrimination based on gender in employment and wages, however there are significant wage disparities between men and women. Many Brazilian women have been elected mayors and federal judges. About nine percent of the seats in the national parliament were held by women. World Economic Forum released a study indicating that Brazil had virtually eradicated gender differences in education and health treatment but that women still lagged behind in salaries and political influence. Women were paid 30 percent less than men. Although there's major participation of women in the elections, the percentage of women who become Federal deputies is still very low, accounting for only 8.8%.

Women already represent more an undisputed majority in many of the college courses. In the areas of Health and Human Sciences, they account for 66% and 71% of all students, respectively. Besides, as a whole, 53% of all Brazilians who are in universities are women. Brazilian women since the 1970s surpassed men in the higher levels education. In 1970, there were approximately 19,000 women professionals in Brazil, including engineers, architects, dentists, economists, professors, lawyers, and doctors. By 1980, there were about 95,800 women in these fields. However, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, psychology, literature, and arts classes are composed almost entirely of women, in contrast to agriculture and national defense courses, in which extremely low numbers of women are enrolled.

There are serious and controversial issues about differences in the situation of women with different races and ethnicities in Brazil. As a whole, black and Amerindian women enjoy considerably less quality of life than white women, but this reflects the general characteristics of the social and economic gap that has separated social classes in Brazil for centuries, thus not indicating any specific problem about gender and women's rights.

The Foundation

Since 2010 The Foundation launched Brazil Catalyst Project and hired several consultants to handle this as part of Global Development Team. Financial report shows that the Global Development Team spent $ 2,154,912 including for their project in Brazil. The Foundation has attended Brazil Campus Party in Brazil the last two years, along with a few other events including FISL. As part of the Catalyst program, WMF is working on the establishment of a WMF representative office in Brazil, similar to the previously established trust in India. The contractor(s) from this office will work hand-in-hand with Wikimedia Brasil. In 2012 The Foundation project for Brazil are being pooled into Wikimedia Foundation - Brazil Program.

From September-November 2011, there were two contractors hired to conduct research on Portuguese Wikipedia. The quantitative researcher was a male from a Canadian school, and the qualitative researcher was a female from Brazil.

During the December 2011 fund raising appeal, one Brazilian man and none Brazilian women were featured as part of the appeal.

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Differences in accounts on Kanuri wiki projects where users explicitly state their gender.

Cameroon is home to over 200 different linguistic groups. French and English are the official languages.

Wikipedia

Male and female contributor from Cameroon to English and French Wikipedia unknown.

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The Foundation

During the December 2011 fundraising appeal, no people from Niger, men or women, were featured as part of the appeal. During the 2011 Summer of Research, the WMF hired eight research fellows. Of these, only one was female, and she was from the United States. There were four males from American universities, The other researchers included men from a Japanese university, a Swiss university and a Canadian university. There were no research fellows, male or female, from this country.

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The Chapter and Offline Participation

Wikimedia Canada is the country's national chapter.[74]

Wikipedia

In December 2011, according to Alexa, Wikipedia was ranked the 7th most popular site in the country.[75] The only female Military History coordinator comes from Canada. One of the three female English ArbCom members also comes from Canada. In December 2011, there were 29,800 women of all ages from Canada who were interested in Wikipedia on Facebook.[76] In the period between November 2010 and October 2011, 6.7% of the traffic to French Wikipedia was from this country.[77] In the period between November 2010 and October 2011, 3.4% of all Wikipedia traffic was from this country.[78]

Articles on English Wikipedia

On English Wikipedia, there are 11 articles about roller derby leagues from Canada, and one article about Canadian women's basketball teams. There are 15 articles about Canadian women's association football clubs, and 101 articles about models from Canada.

List of Olympic women's ice hockey players for Canada is an English Wikipedia Featured Lists about women's ice hockey in Canada. This status is the highest assessment type on English Wikipedia for a list.

Wikinews, Wikiversity, Wikibooks

In December 2011, according to Alexa, Wikinews was ranked the 24,551th most popular site in the country.[79] There are no female Canadian administrators on wikinews, nor are there any Canadian women who are wikinews accredited reporters. A December 2011 search on English Wikinews for Women Canada found 137 articles that mentioned both words.[80]

In December 2011, Wikiversity was ranked the 35,123th most popular site in the country.[81]

In December 2011, according to Alexa, Wikibooks was ranked the 3,535th most popular site in the country.[82]

Canadian women perspective to free knowledge
Women in Canada
The Foundation

During the December 2011 fundraising appeal, one Canadian man and zero Canadian women were featured are part of the appeal. During the 2011 Summer of Research, the WMF hired eight research fellows. Of these, only one was female, and she was from the United States. There were four males from American universities, The other researchers included men from a Japanese university, a Swiss university and a Canadian university. There were no female research fellows from this country.

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Chad is home to over 200 different ethnic and linguistic groups. Arabic and French are the official languages.

Wikipedia

Male and female contributor from Chad to Arabic and French Wikipedia are unknown.

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The Foundation

During the December 2011 fundraising appeal, no Chadians, men or women, were featured as part of the appeal. During the 2011 Summer of Research, the WMF hired eight research fellows. Of these, only one was female, and she was from the United States. There were four males from American universities, The other researchers included men from a Japanese university, a Swiss university and a Canadian university. There were no research fellows, male or female, from this country.

Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg China[edit]

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A hotpot dinner party for the Celebration of Wikipedia's 10th birthday in Macau
Chapters and Offline Participation

Wikimedia Hong Kong and Wikimedia Macau are two chapters in China.[83]. Several of their project include "Smile to Support Wikipedia for World Heritage" and Wikimania 2013 bid in Hong Kong. There are two female members sitting in the board of HK chapter, and one of them is the current Deputy President. [84]. There are also a number of female fellows offering offline help in the HK's Wikimania bidding team.

Wikipedia

Chinese Wikipedia rank 10 out of 280 language Wikipedia with 203 million visit per month. It has 230 very active contributors (more than 100 edit per month) and 173 active contributor (more than five edits per month)

However Wikipedia is not the only online Wikipedia in Chinese, there are local Chinese language online encyclopedia also a widely used.

Netball is one of the most popular women's participation sports in former and current Commonwealth countries. There is 1 article about netball in Hong Kong on English Wikipedia. In December 2011, according to Alexa, Wikipedia was ranked the 70th most popular site in the country.[85] In December 2011, elections were held for English Wikipedia's Arbitration Committee.

Other projects

A December 2011 search on English Wikinews for Women China found 93 articles that mentioned both words.[86] A December 2011 search on Spanish Wikinews for China found 26 articles that mentioned both words.[87] In December 2011, according to Alexa, Wikinews was ranked the 34,510th most popular site in the country.[88]. There is a number of female administration in Chinese WIkipedia

Chinese women perspective to free knowledge
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Women in China
  • Women's contribution to family income went from 20% in the 1950s to 40% in the 1990s. In 1982, Chinese working women made up 43% of the total population, higher than the percentages enjoyed by American women (35.3%) or Japanese women (36%).
The Foundation

During the December 2011 fundraising appeal, no Chinese, men or women, were featured are part of the appeal. During the 2011 Summer of Research, the WMF hired eight research fellows. Of these, only one was female, and she was from the United States. There were four males from American universities. The other researchers included men from a Japanese university, a Swiss university and a Canadian university. There were no research fellows, male or female, from this country.

Flag of Colombia.svg Colombia[edit]

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Décimo Aniversario Wikipedia Colombia / Ten Happy Birthday Wikipedia Colombia

The official language of Colombia is Spanish. The internet penetration in Colombia is about 36.50% or 16,134,932 people having internet access in 2010.[89]

The Chapter and Offline Participation

Wikimedia Colombia is the official Wikimedia local chapter in this country.[90] Women attended Wikipedia's 10 Year Birthday celebration in Bogota.

Wikipedia
  • In January 2012 Spanish language Wikipedia rank 4 out of 280 languages wikipedia, with 960 million page view per month. In December 2011 it has 4,300 active users (edited more than 5 times a month) and 531 very active users (edited more than 100 times a month). It is unknown how many contributors or their gender actually based in Colombia. In December 2011, there were 68,960 people and 41,060 women of all ages from Colombia who were interested in Wikipedia.[91] In December 2011, according to Alexa, Wikipedia was ranked the 10th most popular site in the country.[92] In the period between November 2010 and October 2011, 10.9% of the traffic to Spanish Wikipedia was from this country.[93]
Colombian women perspective to free knowledge

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Women in Colombia

In the 19th Century, Colombian women were relegated to be housewife in a male dominated society and education was limited. Since early in 20th Century, women's rights in Colombia have been gradually developing. They have right to bodily integrity and autonomy, to vote, to get fair wages, and receieve education, but are excluded from combat arms units.

The Foundation

During the December 2011 fundraising appeal, no Colombians, men or women, were featured are part of the appeal. During the 2011 Summer of Research, the WMF hired eight research fellows. Of these, only one was female, and she was from the United States. There were four males from American universities, The other researchers included men from a Japanese university, a Swiss university and a Canadian university. There were no research fellows, male or female, from this country.

Flag of the Cook Islands.svg Cook Islands[edit]

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The languages of the Cook Islands are English and Māori Kūki 'Āirani (Rarotongan) for official languages. The country does not have a national chapter, and there are have been efforts to organise one is unknown. Cook Islands internet penetration is estimated at 4,102 people or 35.71% of the population.[94][95][96]

Wikipedia

Cook Islands provides 0.0002% share of all visits to all Wikipedia projects. 92.5% of these visits are to English Wikipedia, with another 1.8% going to German Wikipedia.[97] Cook Islands internet penetration is estimated at 4,102 people or 35.71% of the population.[98][99][100] There are few Cook Islands contributors on any Wikimedia project. There are no active participants, male or female, on Wikinews, Wiktionary, Wikisource or Wikiversity. The country does not have a national chapter, and there are have been no efforts to organise one.

One English Wikipedia, Netball in the Cook Islands was an article related to a women's topic in the Cook Islands that appeared as a DYK, where it had 2,400 views, and is assessed as a Good Article. It is the only Cook Islands Good Article about women, with three articles total being good and the other two featuring cyclones. There are only three articles in the Cook Islands Wikiproject classed B, one of which is about a man. Four articles about the Cook Islands have been Did You Knows, two of these were about women, one was about a cycle and one was about a man. There are five articles about national sport teams in the country, two of these are about women's teams. Between 22 November 2011 and 21 December 2011, the articles ranked the following based on article views:men's national football team (3407), women's national football team (246), men's national cricket team (210), national netball team (126) and men's national basketball team (114). Gender does not appear to factor into relative article popularity. There are 49 articles about members of the of the Parliament of the Cook Islands, with only being about a woman, Maria Heather. This correlates with the number of women actually in Parliament. There are five articles total about female politicians. Netball is one of the most popular women's participation sports in former and current Commonwealth countries. There are 3 articles about netball in this country on English Wikipedia. There are 0 articles about models from this country on English Wikipedia Cook Islands female related content on English Wikipedia seems fair given the size of the country and the possibility for articles. In December 2011, elections were held for English Wikipedia's Arbitration Committee. No women from this country ran for Arbitration Committee and no one from the Cook Islands has ever run for or been a member of the Arbitration Committee. There are no Cook Islands women who are administrators on English Wikipedia. Women from this country do not contribute much and they do not hold any leadership positions on English Wikipedia.

Coverage for of Cook Islands women on Wikinews projects is small to non-existent. A December 2011 search on English Wikinews for Women Cook Islands found 1 articles that mentioned both words[101], a search on Spanish Wikinews for Islas Cook mujeres found 0 articles that mentioned both words,[102] a search for Νήσοι Κουκ γυναίκες on Greek Wikinews had zero results,[103] a search for Ilhas Cook mulheres on Portuguese Wikinews had 0 results,[104] a search for איי קוק נשים on Hebrew Wikinews had 0 results, [105] and a search for Les femmes des Îles Cook on French Wikinews had 0 results.[106] Participation by Cook Islands women on any Wikinews project is similarly small: There are no female administrators on English wikinews from this country, nor are there any women from this country who are English wikinews accredited reporters. The same is true on Portuguese Wikinews. There is limited to non-existent participant and content on Wikinews.

Other Wikimedia projects face a similar lack of Cook Islands female participation. On English Wikisource, there are no female bureaucrats from this country.[107] There are no women from the Cooks who are administrators on incubator and no active women editors here, though to be fair, Incubator has few participants overall, with only 44 users identified as female and 516 identified as male. There are no bureaucrats, male or female, on MediaWiki.Org.[108] A Cook Island Maori Wikipedia has been started on Incubator but there are only 24 pages created on Raratogan Wikipedia, none of which currently feature women. There are no women from this country involved in leadership roles on English or German Wikiversity. On Wikisource, no Cook Islandsers are sysops.[109] They do not appear to be high percentage of viewers to any language Wikipedia.[110] Their participation as participants and contributors is minimal to non-existent.

Cook Island Women perspective to free knowledge

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Women in Cook Island

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The Foundation

The Cook Islands are not part of Wikimedia Foundation's global strategy. This is evidenced in several ways. During the December 2011 fundraising appeal, no Cook Islanders, men or women, were featured are part of the appeal. During the 2011 Summer of Research, the WMF hired eight research fellows. Of these, only one was female, and she was from the United States. There were four males from American universities, The other researchers included men from a Japanese university, a Swiss university and a Canadian university. There were no research fellows, male or female, from this country. No Cook Islanders are involved on a visible level inside the Foundation.

Czech Republic[edit]

The official language of Czechs is Czech language with three different dialects. The internet penetration in Czech is 68.82% or 7,020,815 people having internet connection in 2010.[111]

The Chapter

Wikimedia Česká republika is the country's national chapter.[112]

Wikipedia

In December 2011, the Czech language Wikipedia ranked 18th out of 280 languages in the world, with 96 very active Wikipedians and 659 active contributors.[113]][114] In December 2011, there were 12,400 people and 5,800 women of all ages from the Czech Republic who were interested in Wikipedia on Facebook.[115] There are 1 category and 7 articles about women's basketball teams in this country on French Wikipedia. There are 0 articles about women's basketball teams in this country on English Wikipedia. There are 2 articles about women's association football clubs in this country on English Wikipedia. There are 16 articles about models from this country on English Wikipedia. In December 2011, elections were held for English Wikipedia's Arbitration Committee. No women from this country ran for Arbitration Committee and there are currently no women from this country on the Arbitration Committee. On Slovak Wikipedia, there are 38 articles about female actors from this country.[116] On English Wikipedia, there are zero featured articles, featured lists or good articles about women's sport in this country that are part of the Women's sport Wikiproject or the Women's football taskforce.

Wikibooks, Wikinews, Wikiversity, Wikisource, Commons, and Other projects

In December 2011, according to Alexa, Wikibooks was ranked the 2,139th most popular site in the country.[117]

There are no female administrators on English wikinews from this country, nor are there any women from this country who are English wikinews accredited reporters. On Portuguese Wikinews, there are no women active from this country. This may be a result of several factors, including the language and because Portuguese Wikinews only has an active editing community of five people, one of whom is a woman.

In December 2011, Wikiversity was ranked the 10,901th most popular site in the country.[118] There are no women from this country involved in leadership roles on English or German Wikiversity. Their participation is minimal to non-existent.

There are 1 categories and 0 pictures of women's association football and 0 pictures of the women's national cricket team.

There are no women from this country who are administrators on incubator and no active women editors from this country. The project has few participants overall, with only 44 users identified as female and 516 identified as male.

Czech women perspective to free knowledge
Women in Czech
The Foundation

During the December 2011 fundraising appeal, no Czechs, men or women, were featured as part of the appeal. During the 2011 Summer of Research, the WMF hired eight research fellows. Of these, only one was female, and she was from the United States. There were four males from American universities, The other researchers included men from a Japanese university, a Swiss university and a Canadian university. There were no research fellows, male or female, from this country.

Flag of Egypt.svg Egypt[edit]

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Differences in accounts on Arabic wiki projects where users explicitly state their gender.

The official language of Egypt is Egyptian Arabic. The internet penetration in Egypt is 26.74% or about 21,518,178 people having internet connection in 2010.[119]

Wikipedia

Egyptian Arabic language Wikipedia ranked 118th out of 280 wikipedias in the world, with [120] 2 very active wikipedians and 16 active contributors.[121] While, Arabic Wikipedia ranked 25th out of 280 with 70 very active contributors and 576 active contributors.[122] Wikipedia is ranked 20th in the most popular site in Egypt.[123] On English Wikipedia, there are zero featured articles, featured lists or good articles about women's sport in this country that are part of the Women's sport Wikiproject or the Women's football taskforce.

Wikiversity, Wikisource, Wikinews, and other projects.

In December 2011, Wikiversity was ranked the 15,363th most popular site in the country.[124]

On English Wikisource, there are no female bureaucrats from this country.[125]

There are no female administrators on English wikinews from this country, nor are there any women from this country who are English wikinews accredited reporters.

There are no women from this country who are administrators on incubator and no active women editors from this country. The project has few participants overall, with only 44 users identified as female and 516 identified as male. There are no bureaucrats, male or female, from this country on MediaWiki.Org.[126]

Egyptian women perspective to free knowledge
Women in Egypt

As part of their tradition, women's contact with men is limited by some practices such as veiling, gender segregation at public places, and withdrawing females as they reached puberty. In 1956, Egyptian women were granted the right to vote and equality of opportunity, forbidding gender-based discrimination. At the same time, the state legally protected women's standing in work force and maternity leave but repressed independent feminist organizations.

The Foundation

During the December 2011 fundraising appeal, there was no one from this country that was featured as part of the appeal. During the 2011 Summer of Research, the WMF hired eight research fellows. Of these, only one was female, and she was from the United States. There were four males from American universities, The other researchers included men from a Japanese university, a Swiss university and a Canadian university. There were no research fellows, male or female, from this country.

Flag of Estonia.svg Estonia[edit]

Wikipedia

Estonia accounts for 88% of all traffic to Estonian Wikipedia[127], 20% of all traffic to Võro Wikipedia[128] (57% is unknown but probably also Estonia) and 0.5% of all traffic to Russian Wikipedia.[129]

There are active women editors in Estonian Wikipedia and 5 of them are among the top 10 users according to the number of edits in Estonian Wikipedia.

2 board members in local chapter are female (67% of board members). One of two audit commission members of Wikimedia Eesti is also female.

Wikinews

There are no active Estonians in Wikinews.

Other projects

There are no women (and no men) from this country who are administrators on incubator and no active women editors from this country. There are no bureaucrats, male or female, from this country on MediaWiki.Org.[130]

The Foundation and Offline participation

During the December 2011 fundraising appeal, there was no one from this country that was featured as part of the appeal. During the 2011 Summer of Research, the WMF hired eight research fellows. There were no research fellows, male or female, from this country.

Short History of Women in Estonia
  • Before 1918 - in Czarist Russia and under earlier foreign powers - Estonian women had very few civil rights. Estonia was an agrarian country with almost no matrilineal traditions, although there seem to have been traditions of women as folk-singers (the older evidence is somewhat shaky) and witches (most of witches burnt in Estonia were women). Estonians belonged to the rural peasantry, and the upper classes in cities were mostly composed of Germans (with some Swedes, Danes, Russians, Scots, etc in the mix). There were some rare medieval cases of women belonging to the guilds, mostly as widows of artisans. By the start of 19th century, there was a widespread web of rural schools, which sometimes had women as pupils, too.
  • In 19th century, first women became renown as writers, the most lasting fame belonging to Lydia Koidula, daughter of the owner of major Estonian newspaper Postimees. She was pictured on the 100-kroon bill from 1992 until the transfer to euro. (In former centuries, the most well-known woman in Estonian history was probably Swedish queen Christina, celebrated in some placenames.) By the end of century, first fighters for women's emancipation emerged (e.g. Lilli Suburg). In 1880s, first women's organizations were born[1]. Still, the only way for Estonian women to get a proper higher education was in Western Europe. Women's Association, created in 1907, promoted women's rights, including equal pay[1]. In 1909, Estonian writer and language reformer Johannes Aavik published his short novel Ruth, creating an archetypal figure of an educated bluestocking as the eponymic heroine. In 1917, one of the most influential Estonian poets Marie Under published her first collection of poems, soon becoming a live incarnation of the aforementioned archetype. Since then, there has been a continual tradition of strong women poets in Estonia.
  • Women got the right to participate in elections in 1918, with the establishment of Estonian Republic[2]. It was confirmed in the first constitution of the republic[1]. In the same year, Estonian language was established in University of Tartu, which also started to accept women.
  • During the interbellum, general mentality towards Estonian Republic was somewhat conservative. Although the intellectual feminism that was born at the start of the century never died, with the rise of romantic nationalism in 1930s women were constantly seen as the preservers of the hearth in state ideology. Yet, in 1934, the share of women amongst the working population of Estonia was 51%[2].
  • In Soviet time (1940-1991), there were double standards towards emancipation. On one hand, men and women were strictly equal in Soviet ideology. To some extent, practical application of this ideological stand deepened during the World War Two, e.g. there were very few women left who did not have a job. On the other hand, although there was formally the same pay for similar work, gender stereotypes remained strong in both division of labor and the ideal model of family - after all, the initial sexual freedom of early Bolshevik state was abolished already in 1930s. Basically, as a wide generalization it can be said that in Soviet Estonia, a woman had to care for the family AND go to work. Soviet womens' magazines had a strong bias towards work-related issues while missing several themes ubiquent in their Western counterparts, e.g. shopping and make-up.
  • After the reestablishment of Estonian independence in 1991, there was a new-found movement amongst women towards staying at home and becoming full-time domestic moms and wives. Still, it was more about the image that was impossible under the former regime, and less about the actual job redistribution. In 1996, interdepartmental committee for the promotion of gender equality was established[1]. Since 1998, the according measures are included in the governmental agenda[1]. There is a bureau for gender equality situated at the ministry of social affairs[1].
  • Currently, while there are mostly equal opportunities in laws for both genders, the actual glass ceilings are still hard to break. Since 1991, there have been few strong women in the government and no prime ministers. Women are a constant minority in seats of power, including Estonian parliament (Riigikogu)[1]. The gender gap in pay is also noticeable[1], yet there have been hard inconsequential fights in media about the relevance or even truthfulness of the according statistical data. There is a resilient political will to deny the need for stronger criminalization of domestic violence and human trafficking, as those crimes are said to be already covered be the existing laws[1]; yet whatever the laws, the actual verdicts given for domestic murders of women still tend to be lenient. All these problems are not only the fault of political establishment, but deeply rooted in the society; e.g. there are equal possibilities for both genders to claim parental benefits, but the actual share of fathers claiming those benefits remains below 5%.
  • Still, it can be said that while women's situation in Estonia does not reach the Nordic standards by which Estonian society usually measures itself, its problems are the usual problems of advanced Western societies. Women are common amongst scientists, police, lawyers, judges, etc, also on the lower levels of politics. Lacking reverends, Estonian Lutheran Church has accepted women as vicars for a decade now, although there are no women bishops. There is actually a problem with the lack of men in universities, as boys tend to drop out of schools more often. All in all, the current situation seems bright, and maybe even not really hopeless.

The description given above is obviously gender-biased, being written by a representative of the inappropriate sex. Pessimistic corrections are welcome.

References[edit]

  1. a b c d e f g h i A draft of report to the Committee for Liquidation of Women's Discrimination (in Estonian)
  2. a b http://www.koolielu.edu.ee/euroopa_ja_baltimaad/html/B3/B3_1.html (in Estonian)

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Differences in accounts on Fijian wiki projects where users explicitly state their gender.

Fijian is an Austronesian language of the Malayo-Polynesian family spoken in Fiji. It has 350 000 first-language speakers, which is less than half the population of Fiji, but another 200,000 speak it as a second language. The 1997 Constitution established Fijian as an official language of Fiji, along with English and Fiji Hindi, and there is a discussion about establishing it as the "national language", though English and Hindustani would remain official.

Wikipedia

34 users explicitly set their gender on Fijian Wikipedia. All 34 are male.[131] In December 2011, elections were held for English Wikipedia's Arbitration Committee. No women from this country ran for Arbitration Committee and there are currently no women from this country on the Arbitration Committee. On English Wikipedia, there are zero featured articles, featured lists or good articles about women's sport in this country that are part of the Women's sport Wikiproject or the Women's football taskforce.

Fiji women perspective to free knowledge
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Women in Fiji
The Foundation

During the 2011 Summer of Research, the WMF hired eight research fellows. Of these, only one was female, and she was from the United States. There were four males from American universities, The other researchers included men from a Japanese university, a Swiss university and a Canadian university. There were no research fellows, male or female, from this country. During the December 2011 fundraising appeal, no Fijians, men or women, were featured are part of the appeal.

Flag of Finland.svg Finland[edit]

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The official languages of Finland are Finnish (Suomi) and Swedish. Finnish is the main language of 91% population, while Swedish is spoken by 5.4% of population in Finland. The other minor languages in this country are Sami, Romani, Finnish Sign Language and the Karelian.

The Chapter

Wikimedia Suomi is the country's national chapter.[132]

Wikipedia

In December 2011, Wikipedia is one of the most popular sites in Finland, ranked 6th according to Alexa.[133] In the same period, Suomi language Wikipedia ranked 17th out of 280 Wikipedias in the world, with 97 very active Wikipedians and 580 active contributors.[134][135] In December 2011, there were 5,460 people and 2,260 women of all ages from Finland who were interested in Wikipedia.[136] On English Wikipedia, there are 1 article about a roller derby league from this country. There are 2 articles about women's association football clubs in this country on English Wikipedia. There are 22 articles about models from this country on English Wikipedia. In December 2011, elections were held for English Wikipedia's Arbitration Committee.

Wikinews, Wikibooks, Wikisource, Commons, and Other Projects

There are no female administrators on English wikinews from this country, nor are there any women from this country who are English wikinews accredited reporters. On Portuguese Wikinews, there are no women active from this country. This may be a result of several factors, including the language and because Portuguese Wikinews only has an active editing community of five people, one of whom is a woman. A December 2011 search on English Wikinews for Women Finland found 18 articles that mentioned both words.[137] A December 2011 search on Spanish Wikinews for Finlandia mujeres found 4 articles that mentioned both words.[138] A December 2011 search on Portuguese Wikinews for mulheres Finlândia found 3 articles that mentioned both words.[139]

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Number of articles and number of visits to Wikibooks in several languages.

In December 2011, according to Alexa, Wikibooks was ranked the 1,390th most popular site in the country.[140]

Finnish women perspective to free knowledge
Women in Finland
The Foundation

During the December 2011 fundraising appeal, no Finns, men or women, were featured are part of the appeal. During the 2011 Summer of Research, the WMF hired eight research fellows. Of these, only one was female, and she was from the United States. There were four males from American universities, The other researchers included men from a Japanese university, a Swiss university and a Canadian university. There were no research fellows, male or female, from this country.

Flag of France.svg France[edit]

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Differences in accounts on Corsican wiki projects where users explicitly state their gender.

Wikimédia France has one woman on its Board, Florence Devouard, one of the first community Board members and formerly Chair of the Wikimedia Foundation. Out of four current employees, two are women: Adrienne Alix, Program Director, was president of Wikimédia France for 2 years and Carol Ann O'Hare is in charge of Research and Education. The former employee was a man. At least eight women are active members of the chapter and are involved in as diverse elements as Wiki Loves Monuments organisation, workshops for students (from highschool to PhD candidates), curators or general audience, GLAM, local events, foundrasing, funding small projects, and lobbying. Of the eleven members from Wikimédia France who went to Wikimania in 2011, three were women (Florence, Adrienne and Carol Ann).

Wikipedia

In December 2011, there were 16,120 women of all ages from France who were interested in Wikipedia on Facebook.[141] In December 2011, according to Alexa, Wikipedia was ranked the 7th most popular site in the country.[142] In the period between November 2010 and October 2011, 6.7% of the traffic to Kabyle Wikipedia was from this country.[143] In the period between November 2010 and October 2011, 72.1% of the traffic to French Wikipedia was from this country.[144] In the period between November 2010 and October 2011, 4.0% of all Wikipedia traffic was from this country.[145] On French Wikipedia, 227 women transclude the Woman Wikipedia user template on their user page.[146] (30/01/2011 : 225 women, 1947 men - 10.4%/89.6%).

On English Wikipedia, there are articles about French women that have been assessed as good articles, including the article about footballer Louisa Nécib.

On Spanish Wikipedia, there are 22 articles about models from this country. On Turkish Wikipedia, there are 2 categories and 2 articles about women from this country.[147] On Aragonese Wikipedia, there are 1 category and 21 articles about female actors from this country (total: 22 articles including subcategories. Male actors: 22 articles). On Slovak Wikipedia, there are 8 articles about female actors from this country.[148]. (See also this category: total: 10 women, 17 men).

Wikinews, Wikiversity, Wikisource, Wikibooks, Commons

In December 2011, according to Alexa, Wikinews was ranked the 30,852th most popular site in the country.[149] A December 2011 search on English Wikinews for Women France found 132 articles that mentioned both words.[150] A December 2011 search on Spanish Wikinews for Francia mujeres found 32 articles that mentioned both words.[151]

In December 2011, Wikiversity was ranked the 10,695th most popular site in the country.[152] There are no women from this country involved in leadership roles on English or German Wikiversity. Their participation is minimal to non-existent.

In December 2011, according to Alexa, Wikibooks was ranked the 2,760th most popular site in the country.[153]

On Commons 16.46% users indicated they're female. The most popular interface language after English is Spanish with 108166 users. With a large gap, French is 2nd with 46961 users and German 3rd with 35982 users. The large population of Spanish users on Commons is probably the result of local uploads on Spanish Wikipedia being disabled. There are 4 categories and 9 pictures of women's association football and 0 pictures of the women's national cricket team.

Other projects

There are two French women active on the language incubator. One has made 252 edits, and the other has made 12. There is at least two male bureaucrats from France on MediaWiki.Org. There does not appear to be a French female who holds a similar position.[154]

The Foundation

During the December 2011 fundraising appeal, no French people, men or women, were featured are part of the appeal. Wikimedia France did specific appeals with French people: 4 men, 1 woman and 1 couple (1 man and 1 woman).

During the 2011 Summer of Research, the WMF hired eight research fellows. Of these, only one was female, and she was from the United States. There were four males from American universities, The other researchers included men from a Japanese university, a Swiss university and a Canadian university. There were no research fellows, male or female, from this country.

Flag of Germany.svg Germany[edit]

The Chapter

Wikimedia Deutschland has several women on their board, including Delphine Ménard who is their treasurer and Anja Ebersbach. The chapter also has a number of female staff members including Project Manager Angelika Adam, Catrin Schoneville (Spoke person for WMDE), Elly Köpf (Project Manager - WMDE), Elvira Schmidt (Project Manager - WMDE), Julia Kloppenburg (Office Assistant - WMDE) and Nicole Ebber (Project Manager - WMDE).

Wikipedia
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Differences in accounts on Ripuarian wiki projects where users explicitly state their gender.

In December 2011, there were 10,280 women of all ages from Germany who were interested in Wikipedia on Facebook.[155] In December 2011, according to Alexa, Wikipedia was ranked the 7th most popular site in the country.[156] In the period between November 2010 and October 2011, 79.9% of the traffic to German Wikipedia was from this country.[157] In the period between November 2010 and October 2011, 1.1% of the traffic to Russian Wikipedia was from this country.[158] There are 0 articles about women's basketball teams in this country on English Wikipedia. On English Wikipedia's Women's History Wikiproject, the most popular November 2011 article about a German woman was Eva Braun, ranked 62nd overall with 108145 views during the month. On English Wikipedia, there are 2 articles about roller derby leagues from this country. There are 5 articles about women's basketball teams in this country on French Wikipedia. There are 6 categories and 33 articles about women's association football clubs in this country on English Wikipedia. There are 2 articles about women's association football clubs in this country on Russian Wikipedia. There are 54 articles about models from this country on English Wikipedia. On Spanish Wikipedia, there are 25 articles about models from this country. In December 2011, elections were held for English Wikipedia's Arbitration Committee. No women from this country ran for Arbitration Committee and there are currently no women from this country on the Arbitration Committee. On Turkish Wikipedia, there are 13 articles and 1 category about women from this country.[159] On Aragonese Wikipedia, there are 11 articles about female actors from this country.[160] On Slovak Wikipedia, there are 3 articles about female actors from this country. [161] On 1 February 2012, the English language article about Germany women's national football team appeared on Wikipedia's main page as a featured article.[162]

Susianna Kentikian is an English Wikipedia Featured Article about an Armenian/German female boxer. This status is the highest assessment type on English Wikipedia.

Wikinews

A December 2011 search on English Wikinews for Women Germany found 78 articles that mentioned both words.[163] A December 2011 search on Spanish Wikinews for Alemania mujeres found 11 articles that mentioned both words.[164] In December 2011, according to Alexa, Wikinews was ranked the 31,396th most popular site in the country.[165] On Portuguese Wikinews, there are no women active from this country. This may be a result of several factors, including the language and because Portuguese Wikinews only has an active editing community of five people, one of whom is a woman.

Wikiversity

In December 2011, Wikiversity was ranked the 26,438th most popular site in the country.[166] There was a German woman who was highly active on English Wikiversity for a while. She has subsequently retired from the project. A German instructor used Germany Wikiversity for a a class and this brought in a number of female contributors to the project as a result.

Wikisource

On English Wikisource, there are no female bureaucrats from this country.[167]

Wikibooks
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Growth in the number of Books on German Wikibooks from 2005 to 2007

In December 2011, according to Alexa, Wikibooks was ranked the 1,135th most popular site in the country.[168]

Other projects

There are a 2 woman active on the language incubator who use German. One has made 3 edits and the other has made 1 edit. This compares to 27 male German contributors. There is 1 man and 0 women on the language incubator who use North Frisian as their native language on the project.[169] There is at least one male bureaucrat from Germany on MediaWiki.Org. There does not appear to be a German female who holds a similar position.[170]

Commons

On Commons 16.46% users indicated they're female. The most popular interface language after English is Spanish with 108166 users. With a large gap, French is 2nd with 46961 users and German 3rd with 35982 users. The large population of Spanish users on Commons is probably the result of local uploads on Spanish Wikipedia being disabled. There are 7 categories and 2 pictures of women's association football and 0 pictures of the women's national cricket team.

The 2011 Fundraiser

During the December 2011 fundraising appeal, no Germans, men or women, were featured are part of the appeal. During the 2011 Summer of Research, the WMF hired eight research fellows. Of these, only one was female, and she was from the United States. There were four males from American universities, The other researchers included men from a Japanese university, a Swiss university and a Canadian university. There were no research fellows, male or female, from this country.

The German chapter ran several appeals featuring German women, including prominent long-time Wikipedian Alice Wiegand aka User:Lyzzy, Katrin "Kadda" Rönicke, feminist net activist and blogger and Wikipedia Donor Corinna Tiedke.

Flag of Greece.svg Greece[edit]

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The official language of Greece is Greek.

Wikipedia

Greek Wikipedia ranked 49th out of 280 Wikipedias in the world.[171] Wikipedia is one of the most popular sites in Greece, ranked 8th in December 2011 according to Alexa.[www.alexa.com/topsites/countries/GR] In December 2011, there were 3,260 women of all ages from Greece who were interested in Wikipedia on Facebook.[172] There are 2 articles about women's basketball teams in this country on English Wikipedia. There are 4 articles about women's basketball teams in this country on French Wikipedia. There are 43 articles about models from this country on English Wikipedia In the period between November 2010 and October 2011, 41,9% of the traffic to Pontic Wikipedia was from this country.[173] In December 2011, elections were held for English Wikipedia's Arbitration Committee. No women from this country ran for Arbitration Committee and there are currently no women from this country on the Arbitration Committee. On Turkish Wikipedia, there is 1 category about women from this country.[174] On Aragonese Wikipedia, there is 1 article about female actors from this country.[175]

Stamata Revithi is an English language featured article about a female Greek runner.

Wikiversity, Wikinews, Wikisource, Other projects

In December 2011, Wikiversity was ranked the 11,091th most popular site in the country.[176] There are no women from this country involved in leadership roles on English or German Wikiversity. Their participation is minimal to non-existent.

There are no female administrators on English wikinews from this country, nor are there any women from this country who are English wikinews accredited reporters. On Portuguese Wikinews, there are no women active from this country. This may be a result of several factors, including the language and because Portuguese Wikinews only has an active editing community of five people, one of whom is a woman. A December 2011 search on Spanish Wikinews for Grecia mujeres found 6 articles that mentioned both words.[177]

On English Wikisource, there are no female bureaucrats from this country.[178]

There is 8 men and 0 women on the language incubator who are use Greece as their native language.[179]

Greece women perspective to free knowledge
Women in Greece
The Foundation

During the 2011 Summer of Research, the WMF hired eight research fellows. Of these, only one was female, and she was from the United States. There were four males from American universities, The other researchers included men from a Japanese university, a Swiss university and a Canadian university. There were no research fellows, male or female, from this country. During the December 2011 fundraising appeal, no Greeks, men or women, were featured are part of the appeal.

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Wikipedia Ten in Hungary

The official language of Hungary is Hungarian, mother tongue of 93.6% population in that country. The other languages used in Hungary are Indo-European languagessuch as German, Slovak, Serbian, Slovene, Croatian, Romanian, and Romani. The internet penetration in Hungary is 65.27% or 6,522,000 people having internet connection in 2010.

The Chapter

Wikimédia Magyarország is the country's national chapter.[180]

Wikipedia

According to Alexa, Wikipedia is one of the most popular sites in Hungary, ranked 9th in December 2011.[181] Hungarian language Wikipedia ranked 19th out of 280 wikipedias in the world.[182] In December 2011, there were 2,160 women of all ages from Hungary who were interested in Wikipedia on Facebook.[183] On English Wikipedia's Women's History Wikiproject, the most popular November 2011 article about a Hungarian woman was Elizabeth Báthory, ranked 100th overall with 80108 views during the month. There are 6 articles about women's basketball teams in this country on French Wikipedia.

Wikibooks, Wikinews, Wikiversity, and Other Projects
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Number of articles and number of visits to Wikibooks in several languages.

In December 2011, according to Alexa, Wikibooks was ranked the 1,848th most popular site in the country.[184]

There are no female administrators on English wikinews from this country, nor are there any women from this country who are English wikinews accredited reporters. A December 2011 search on English Wikinews for Women Hungary found 10 articles that mentioned both words.[185] A December 2011 search on Spanish Wikinews for Hungría mujeres found 0 articles that mentioned both words.[186]

There are no women from this country involved in leadership roles on English or German Wikiversity. Their participation is minimal to non-existent.

There is 3 men and 0 women on the language incubator who are use Hungarian as their native language.[187]

Hungarian women perspective to free knowledge
Women in Hungary

During World War I, Hungarian women were having expanded political opportunities and gaining attention and support in a very traditional role, as mothers and caretakers of children. In 1941, women's group began to diverge further. During communist era, women received greater access to education and works, and were also seen as vital part of state, as mothers and wives. After communist era (1989), women's and feminist groups formed strong organizations which have worked to address movement for women's equality.

The Foundation

During the December 2011 fundraising appeal, no Hungarians, men or women, were featured are part of the appeal. During the 2011 Summer of Research, the WMF hired eight research fellows. Of these, only one was female, and she was from the United States. There were four males from American universities, The other researchers included men from a Japanese university, a Swiss university and a Canadian university. There were no research fellows, male or female, from this country.

Flag of India.svg India[edit]

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Group photo of Wikipedia 10th celebrations in Bangalore.
Wikipedia 10th Anniversary celebrations at Kannur.
The Chapter and Offline participation

In India, women have been involved in leadership roles within their chapter and have had a presence at international Wikimedia related events. Bishakha Datta, who serves on the Board of Trustees of Wikimedia Foundation is from India. Nitika Tandon from India is the consultant, participation at Wikimedia Foundation. There are several women who have started participating as members. Noopur Raval is volunteering as Delhi Special Interest Group Chair of Wikimedia India.She has participated in GLAM Camp Amsterdam. She is one of the most active Indians involved in trying to do GLAM work in India. Two Indian women participated in Wikimania 2011. Currently, there are no women on the board of Wikimedia India. Women editors from many Indian language Wikiprojects attended the first National Wikiconference held in India. There was a separate session in the conference led by Bishakha Datta for discussing gender gap and related issues.

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Wikipedia 10 Mumbai attendees
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Wikipedia

Wikipedia is relatively popular in India based on Facebook data. There 30,420 women from India liked Wikipedia on Facebook.[188] In December 2011, according to Alexa, Wikipedia was ranked the 7th most popular site in the country.[189] In the period between November 2010 and October 2011, 1.9% of all Wikipedia traffic was from this country.[190] Indian visitors account for 3.7% of all visits to English Wikipedia.[191] Indian women are mentioned on English Wikipedia, with some of these articles being very population. On English Wikipedia's Women's History Wikiproject, the most popular November 2011 article about an Indian woman was Indira Gandhi, ranked 30th overall with 166168 views during the month. Rani Lakshmibai is the second most popular article on the project about an Indian woman, 106th overall with 77977 article views. On English Wikipedia, there are 114 articles women in politics and 10 articles about Indian women mayors. Netball is one of the most popular women's participation sports in former and current Commonwealth countries. There are 1 category and 3 articles about netball in this country on English Wikipedia. There are 0 articles about women's basketball teams in this country on English Wikipedia. On English Wikipedia, there are zero featured articles, featured lists or good articles about women's sport in this country that are part of the Women's sport Wikiproject or the Women's football taskforce. There are 229 articles about models from this country on English Wikipedia. On Spanish Wikipedia, there are 6 articles about models from this country. Despite this Indian women do not appear to have many leadership positions on English Wikipedia. In December 2011, elections were held for English Wikipedia's Arbitration Committee. No women from this country ran for Arbitration Committee and there are currently no women from this country on the Arbitration Committee. On Aragonese Wikipedia, there are 2 articles about female actors from this country.[192]

Indian visitors make up a noticeable percentage of several non-English Wikipedia projects including 5.9% of all visits to Simple English Wikipedia, 86.5% of visits to Hindic Wikipedia, 60.5% visits to Tamil Wikipedia, 88.1% of visits to Marathi Wikipedia, 66.3% of visits to Malayalam Wikipedia, 79.5% of visits to Telugu Wikipedia, 17.0% of visits to Bengali Wikipedia, 6.1% of visitors to Urdu Wikipedia, 79.3% of visitors to Kannada Wikipedia, 76.1% of visitors to Gujarati Wikipedia, 15.3% of visitors to Nepali Wikipedia, and 7.6% of visitors to Kapampangan. [193]

List of India women ODI cricketers and List of India women Test cricketers areEnglish Wikipedia Featured Lists about women's cricket in India. This status is the highest assessment type on English Wikipedia for a list.

Chak De! India is a Good Article about an Indian film featuring the national women's field hockey team. This assessment is the second highest assessment available to articles on English Wikipedia.

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Wikipedia/Wikimedia Kolkata 2nd meet up was held on saturday 15th January, 2011.
Wikinews

In December 2011, according to Alexa, Wikinews was ranked the 29,913th most popular site in the country.[194] A December 2011 search on English Wikinews for India Women found 62 articles that mentioned both words.[195] A December 2011 search on Spanish Wikinews for India mujeres found 20 articles that mentioned both words.[196] A December 2011 search on Portuguese Wikinews for mulheres Índia found 13 articles that mentioned both words.[197] A December 2011 search on Arabic Wikinews for لهند النساء found 0 articles that mentioned both words.[198] There are no female administrators on English wikinews from this country, nor are there any women from this country who are English wikinews accredited reporters.

Wikisource
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Differences in accounts on Kashmiri wiki projects where users explicitly state their gender.

On English Wikisource, there are no female bureaucrats from this country.[199]

Wikiversity

In December 2011, Wikiversity was ranked the 33,239th most popular site in the country.[200] Wikiversity is not a place where Indian women have a large footprint. There are no women from this country involved in leadership roles on English or German Wikiversity. Their participation is minimal to non-existent. There are no Indian universities using English, Portuguese or German Wikiversity as a place to encourage students to do original research, and this means few female Indian students using the project.

Wikibooks

In December 2011, according to Alexa, Wikibooks was ranked the 3,217th most popular site in the country.[201]

Other projects

There are no women from this country who are administrators on incubator and no active women editors from this country. The project has few participants overall, with only 44 users identified as female and 516 identified as male.

The Foundation

Wikimedia has made India a priority. Despite this, during the 2011 Summer of Research, none of the eight research fellows hired by the Foundation came from India. Instead they came from the United States, Canada, Switzerland and Japan. During the December 2011 WMF fund raising appeal, an Indian woman and man were featured as part of the appeal.

Flag of Indonesia.svg Indonesia[edit]

Wikimedia Indonesia encourages public to join the association as a member

As the second largest multilingual population in the world, Indonesia has approximately 735 languages spoken across the country and Bahasa Indonesia as the official language.[1]

The Chapter and its projects

Wikimedia Indonesia established and recognize legally in Indonesia on 2008 and approved as chapter on 2009. Founded by 19 volunteers, two of the founders are women. In 2009 Wikimedia Indonesia deployed it first ambitious project Free Your Knowledge 2010 organized mainly by women committee and took seven months in design, preparation, and internal training, it runs on 15 thousand dollar (US) budget. The competition system tried in academic (universities) setting have a repeating result of having women winners either on the first position or women majority winners within top five position (tried four times in different locations and different languages wikipedia). The system replicate its success in increasing very active users and for the first time in 2011 the system undergo a "non-competition" mode in Wikimedia-Lontar project for English and Indonesian Wikipedia. The replication projects and capacity building in 2011 funded by Wikimedia Foundation grant costing around 40 thousand dollars. Other standard practices for projects accountability also established. Wikimedia Indonesia is using wiki as a reporting platform for project finances cash flow and the finance report is praised as "revolutionary", landing the chapter to co-manage a $1 million dollar media grant with the other two media organization from The Ford Foundation. Wikimedia Indonesia also shares their experience as a chapter in Chapter and Wikimedia Project Primary Challenges post. The project manager visualize how to integrate a sustainable new editors into community in the diagram Global Volunteer Leaders On Wiki that suggested effort should be aim for people not content, while the content is a by product.

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According to number of articles, Indonesian Wikipedia ranked 21th out of 284 all Wikipedias in the world, with 40 very active Wikipedians and 357 active contributors in January 2011.[202][203] In December 2011, there were 7,940 women of all ages from Indonesia who were interested in Wikipedia on Facebook.[204] In December 2011, according to Alexa, Wikipedia was ranked the 12th most popular site in the country.[205] Netball is one of the most popular women's participation sports in former and current Commonwealth countries. There is 1 article about netball in this country on English Wikipedia. There are 16 articles about models from this country on English Wikipedia.

Wikinews, Wikisource, Wikiversity, Wikibooks, and Other Projects

In December 2011, according to Alexa, Wikinews was ranked the 46,231th most popular site in the country.[206] A December 2011 search on English Wikinews for Indonesia Women found 20 articles that mentioned both words.[207] A December 2011 search on Spanish Wikinews for Indonesia mujeres found 2 articles that mentioned both words.[208] A December 2011 search on Portuguese Wikinews for mulheres Indonésia found 5 articles that mentioned both words.[209]

In December 2011, Wikiversity was ranked the 70,815th most popular site in the country.[210] There are no women from this country involved in leadership roles on English or German Wikiversity. Their participation is minimal to non-existent.

In December 2011, according to Alexa, Wikibooks was ranked the 2,182th most popular site in the country.[211]

[212] There is 1 man and 0 women on the language incubator who use Javanese as their native language.[213] There are 18 men and 0 women on the language incubator who use Indonesian as their native language.[214]

The Foundation

During the December 2011 fundraising appeal, no Indonesians, men or women, were featured as part of the appeal. During the 2011 Summer of Research, the WMF hired eight research fellows. Of these, only one was female, and she was from the United States. There were four males from American universities, The other researchers included men from a Japanese university, a Swiss university and a Canadian university. There were no research fellows, male or female, from this country.

Book Version[edit]

Indonesia is a country in South East Asia which comprising of 17,508 island and 238 million citizens. The official language of this country is Bahasa Indonesia and it has approximately 735 languages spoken across the country.

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Flag of Iran.svg Iran[edit]

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Wikipedia's 10 Birthday in Tabriz

No women attended the 10 Year Wikipedia Birthday party held in Tehran[215] or Mashhad. [216] They did attend the event in Tabriz.[217]

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Differences in accounts on Persian wiki projects where users explicitly state their gender.
In December 2011, according to Alexa, Wikipedia was ranked the 8th most popular site in the country.[218] In the period between November 2010 and October 2011, 31.4% of the traffic to Mazandarani Wikipedia was from this country.[219] Iranians provide 74.5% of the traffic to Persian Wikipedia, 10.7% of the traffic to Sorani Wikipedia, 51.0% of the traffic to Gilaki Wikipedia, 31.4% of the traffic to Mazandarani Wikipedia and 7.9% of the traffic to Kashmiri Wikipedia.[220] On English Wikipedia, there are zero featured articles, featured lists or good articles about women's sport in this country that are part of the Women's sport Wikiproject or the Women's football taskforce. There are 0 articles about women's basketball teams in this country on English Wikipedia. There are 0 articles about women's basketball teams in this country on French Wikipedia. There are 0 articles about women's basketball teams in this country on Japanese Wikipedia. To contextualise this, there is a national women's league in Iran and the country has a women's national team that competes internationally.[221] A search on Persian Wikipedia shows 57 results for Women's basketball. [222]There are 0 articles about women's association football clubs in this country on Persian Wikipedia (fa:رده:باشگاه‌های فوتبال زنان بر پایه کشور). There are 0 articles about women's association football clubs in this country on English Wikipedia. There are 3 articles about models from this country on English Wikipedia. In December 2011, elections were held for English Wikipedia's Arbitration Committee. No women from this country ran for Arbitration Committee and there are currently no women from this country on the Arbitration Committee.
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Differences in accounts on Kurdish wiki projects where users explicitly state their gender.

Persian Wikipedia has some coverage of women's sport. There is an article about women's sport.[223] There is a list of articles about female Iranian athletes[224] which links to several blue link articles including on about Purple Rezai champion tennis player,[225] Homa Hosseini : Qayqran and national team basketball player,[226] N Abtin who was an Iranian shooting competitor at the 2008 Summer Olympics, [227], numerous Iranian chess players, association football player Niloofar Ardalan, [228] and martial artist Sarah Khvshjmal mind.[229] Persian Wikipedia also covers female politicians. A search for the term female politician brings up 45 results.[230] Most of the biography articles in the result about about non-Iranian women from countries lik the United States, the Netherlands, India, Costa Rica and Thailand. For both sport and politics, biographies are not sorted by gender: Men and women are both in one general broad category.

In December 2011, according to Alexa, Wikinews was ranked the 10,231th most popular site in the country.[231] A December 2011 search on Spanish Wikinews for Irán mujeres found 17 articles that mentioned both words.[232] A December 2011 search on English Wikinews for Iran Women found 47 articles that mentioned both words.[233] A December 2011 search on Portuguese Wikinews for mulheres Irã found 30 articles that mentioned both words.[234] There are no female administrators on English wikinews from this country, nor are there any women from this country who are English wikinews accredited reporters. On Portuguese Wikinews, there are no women active from this country. This may be a result of several factors, including the language and because Portuguese Wikinews only has an active editing community of five people, one of whom is a woman. On Persian Wikinews, 283 users made at least 1 edit and 92 users made at least 5 edits. 80 users explicitly set their gender: 73 or 91.25% are male and 7 or 8.75% are female.[235]

Iranians are involved with some other projects, though not necessarily in leadership positions outside their native language. On their home language, their participation rates are higher in a few cases than the global 9% number that has been cited. On Persian Wikiquote, 782 users made at least 1 edit and 270 users made at least 5 edits. 107 users explicitly set their gender: 80 or 84.11% are male and 17 or 15.89% are female.[236] In December 2011, Wikiversity was ranked the 40,841th most popular site in the country.[237] There are no women from this country involved in leadership roles on English or German Wikiversity. Their participation is minimal to non-existent. In December 2011, according to Alexa, Wikibooks was ranked the 3,317th most popular site in the country.[238] On Persian Wikibooks, 926 users made at least 1 edit and 424 users made at least 5 edits. 183 users explicitly set their gender, with 140 or 76.5% as male and 43 or 23.5% as female.[239] On Persian Wikisource, 460 users made at least 1 edit and 148 users made at least 5 edits 44 users explicitly set their gender: 130 or 90.28% are male, and 14 or 9.72% are female.[240] On Persian Wiktionary, 909 users made at least 1 edit and 224 users made at least 5 edits. 87 users explicitly set their gender: 171 or 91.44% are male and 16 or 8.56% are female.[241] There are no bureaucrats, male or female, from this country on MediaWiki.Org.[242] There is 3 men and 0 women on the language incubator who use Persian as their native language.[243]

Iranians do not appear to be a priority area for the Foundation. During the December 2011 fundraising appeal, no Iranians, men or women, were featured are part of the appeal. During the 2011 Summer of Research, the WMF hired eight research fellows. Of these, only one was female, and she was from the United States. There were four males from American universities, The other researchers included men from a Japanese university, a Swiss university and a Canadian university. There were no research fellows, male or female, from this country.

Flag of Iraq.svg Iraq[edit]

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Differences in accounts on Kurdish wiki projects where users explicitly state their gender.

The official language of Iraq are Arabic and Kurdish. This country also has some major regional language, such as Syriac-Aramaic and South Azeri (Turkmen), and also English as the major foreign language spoken by the population. The internet penetration in this country is 5.6% or 1,661,610 people having internet connection in 2010.[244]

Wikipedia

According to Alexa, in December 2011, Wikipedia ranked 12th of the most popular sites in Iraq.[245] Between October 2010 until November 2011, 1.5% of traffic to Arabic Wikipedia was came from this country.[246] In December 2011, elections were held for English Wikipedia's Arbitration Committee. No women from this country ran for Arbitration Committee and there are currently no women from this country on the Arbitration Committee. On English Wikipedia, there are zero featured articles, featured lists or good articles about women's sport in this country that are part of the Women's sport Wikiproject or the Women's football taskforce.

Wikisource, Wikinews, Wikiversity, and Other projects

On English Wikisource, there are no female bureaucrats from this country.[247]

There are no female administrators on English wikinews from this country, nor are there any women from this country who are English wikinews accredited reporters. On Portuguese Wikinews, there are no women active from this country. This may be a result of several factors, including the language and because Portuguese Wikinews only has an active editing community of five people, one of whom is a woman.

Iraqi women perspective to free knowledge
Women in Iraq

Iraqi women's life is greatly influenced by Islamic law, government constitution, and traditional customs. They should wear veils, undergo gender segregation at school, and only get less opportunities in workplace. Wars and internal conflict in this country resulted hundreds of thousands women are widowed. In 2003, the Organization of Women Freedom in Iraq (OWFI) was established in this country to defense of women's right in Iraq. They struggle to provide greater chance of education for women, minimize domestic violence, rapes, abduction, and gender equity in workplace.

The Foundation

During the December 2011 fundraising appeal, no Iraqis, men or women, were featured as part of the appeal. During the 2011 Summer of Research, the WMF hired eight research fellows. Of these, only one was female, and she was from the United States. There were four males from American universities, The other researchers included men from a Japanese university, a Swiss university and a Canadian university. There were no research fellows, male or female, from this country.

Flag of Ireland.svg Ireland[edit]

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The official language of Ireland is English which is spoken by 94% or population and Irish, the originated main language from this island. The internet penetration in this country is 69.85% or 3,229,108 having internet connection in 2010.[248]

Wikipedia

During November 2010-October 2011, about 0.7% of the traffic to English Wikipedia and 25.7% of traffic to Irish Wikipedia were came from Ireland.[249] The Irish Wikipedia ranked 98th out of 284 wikipedias in the world, with 4 very active users and 23 active contributors in December 2011.[250][251] According to Alexa, Wikipedia ranked the 5th most popular sites in Ireland in the end of 2011.[252] There are only 5.71% or six female users out of 105 users explicitly set their gender in Irish Wikipedia.[253]

In December 2011, there were 5,760 people and 3,700 women of all ages from Ireland who were interested in Wikipedia on Facebook.[254] On English Wikipedia, there is 1 article about a roller derby league from this country. There are 2 articles about women's association football clubs in this country on English Wikipedia. There are 26 articles about models from this country on English Wikipedia. On Aragonese Wikipedia, there is 1 article about female actors from this country.[255]

Wikiversity, Wikinews, Other Projects

There are no women from this country involved in leadership roles on English or German Wikiversity. Their participation is minimal to non-existent.

There are no women from this country who are administrators on incubator and no active women editors from this country. The project has few participants overall, with only 44 users identified as female and 516 identified as male.

Irish women perspective to free knowledge
Women in Ireland
The Foundation

During the December 2011 fundraising appeal, no Irish, men or women, were featured as part of the appeal. During the 2011 Summer of Research, the WMF hired eight research fellows. Of these, only one was female, and she was from the United States. There were four males from American universities, The other researchers included men from a Japanese university, a Swiss university and a Canadian university. There were no research fellows, male or female, from this country.

Flag of Israel.svg Israel[edit]

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Wikipedia 10 year party in Israel

Two official languages in Israel is Hebrew and Arabic, while in addition, English is extensively spoken as semi-official language. As a linguistic and multicultural country, there are 33 languages and dialects spoken in Israel. In 2010, the internet penetration in Israel is 67.2% or 4,941,878 people having internet connection in that year.[256]

The Chapter

Wikimedia Israel is the country's national chapter.[257] Women are members of and actively participate in the country's Wikimedia chapter.

Wikipedia
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Estimates the satisfaction levels of editors based on a set of responses to the Editor Survey in April 2011

According to Alexa, Wikipedia ranked 7th of the most popular website in Israel.[258] In December 2011, Hebrew Wikipedia ranked 33th out of 284 Wikipedias in the world, with 129 very active contributors and and 693 active contributors.[259][260] In December 2011, there were 4,140 women of all ages from Israel who were interested in Wikipedia on Facebook.[261] There are 3 categories and 1 article about women's basketball in this country on English Wikipedia. There are 2 articles about women's basketball teams in this country on English Wikipedia. There are 3 articles about women's basketball teams in this country on French Wikipedia. There are 0 articles about women's basketball teams in this country on Japanese Wikipedia. There are 17 articles about women's basketball teams in this country (he:קטגוריה:קבוצות כדורסל נשים) on Hebrew Wikipedia. There is 1 article about women's association football clubs in this country on English Wikipedia. There are 36 articles about models from this country on English Wikipedia. In the period between November 2010 and October 2011, 0.6% of the traffic to Russian Wikipedia, 2.6% traffic to Arabic Wikipedia, 24.6% traffic to Yiddish Wikipedia, and 94.7% of traffic to Hebrew Wikipedia was from this country.[262] On Spanish Wikipedia, there are 6 articles about models from this country. On Slovak Wikipedia, there is 1 article about female actors from this country.[263]

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Number of articles and number of visits to Wikibooks in several languages.

There is a Hebrew language Wikibooks.

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Differences in accounts on Arabic wiki projects where users explicitly state their gender.
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Differences in accounts on Arabic wiki projects where users explicitly state their gender.

A December 2011 search on English Wikinews for Israel Women found 49 articles that mentioned both words.[264] A December 2011 search on Spanish Wikinews for Israel mujeres found 19 articles that mentioned both words.[265]

There are no women from this country involved in leadership roles on English or German Wikiversity. Their participation is minimal to non-existent.

There is 1 man and 0 women on the language incubator who are use Hebew as their native language.[266]

Israeli women perspective to free knowledge
Women in Israel
The Foundation

During the December 2011 fundraising appeal, no Israelis, men or women, were featured are part of the appeal. During the 2011 Summer of Research, the WMF hired eight research fellows. Of these, only one was female, and she was from the United States. There were four males from American universities, The other researchers included men from a Japanese university, a Swiss university and a Canadian university. There were no research fellows, male or female, from this country.

Flag of Italy.svg Italy[edit]

The gentle leadership of women in Italian projects. (From the ubiconografia i.e. iconography of the ubiquitous.)

Wikimedia Italia is mainly led by women. 3 out of 18 founding members were women. Frieda Brioschi and Giulia Clonfero are the most recurring members in the board, Frieda being president since 2005, with a single break when she was elected as community trustee in the WMF board (2007), shortly resigning; they're also the only members who got appointed as non-voting members when didn't stand as candidates, so that the average number of women in the 7 boards WMI had is 1.14 out of 5, or the 29 % of members of the extended board. Marina Milella, a woman, is one out of three chapters ombudspersons and the not-yet-official "observing and summarizing member" of the board. Civvì, former (founding) member, has been the first (part-time) employee of the chapter.

This situation reproduces with what happens "under the hood" on the Italian Wikipedia and other Italian projects: Frieda has been the first sysop and bureaucrat on most of them and is jokingly referred to as "la capa" ("the [female] boss"); 4 out of 11 bureaucrats it.wiki has had are women, but only about a dozen out of 180 sysops. Women are also authors of some of the (very few) semi-official "community sayings", such as "Bots are like children, they have to be taken care of (followed up)!", by Civvì (also a bureaucrat), sometimes referred to as "mommy Civvì"; in general, women have an important and perhaps peculiar role in the community dynamics, which is not easily visible from outside. There are also several (married) couples of very active users, one of which or both are sysops, for instance Xaura (Giulia Clonfero) and Marcok (one of the first sysops), Frieda and Jollyroger, Eumolpo and Eumolpa, etc.; this happens because wives accompany, "support" (and control!) their husbands also in their wiki activities (or viceversa) or because the couple met thanks to Wikimedia.

During the December 2011 fundraising appeal, no Italians, men or women, were featured as part of the appeal.

In December 2011, there were 22,720 women of all ages from Italy who were interested in Wikipedia on Facebook.[267]

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Women in Italia


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The official language of Jamaica is English. The other spoken language in this country are Jamaican Patois, Levantine Arabic, Portuguese, Spanish, and Mandarin. The internet penetration in Jamaica is 26.1% or 743,128 people having internet connection in 2010.

Wikipedia

According to Alexa, Wikipedia ranked 9th of the most popular sites in Jamaica.[268] In December 2011, there were 1,260 women of all ages from Jamaica who were interested in Wikipedia on Facebook.[269] Netball is one of the most popular women's participation sports in former and current Commonwealth countries. There are 1 category and 3 articles about netball in this country on English Wikipedia. In December 2011, elections were held for English Wikipedia's Arbitration Committee. No women from this country ran for Arbitration Committee and there are currently no women from this country on the Arbitration Committee. There are 11 articles about models from this country on English Wikipedia.

Wikinews, Wikiversity, and Other Projects

There are no female Jamaican administrators on wikinews, nor are there any Jamaican women who are wikinews accredited reporters. A December 2011 search on English Wikinews for Jamaica Women found 6 articles that mentioned both words.[270] A December 2011 search on Spanish Wikinews for Jamaica mujeres found 2 articles that mentioned both words.[271] On Portuguese Wikinews, there are no women active from this country. This may be a result of several factors, including the language and because Portuguese Wikinews only has an active editing community of five people, one of whom is a woman.

Jamaican women perspective to free knowledge
Women in Jamaica
The Foundation

During the December 2011 fundraising appeal, no Jamaicans, men or women, were featured are part of the appeal. During the 2011 Summer of Research, the WMF hired eight research fellows. Of these, only one was female, and she was from the United States. There were four males from American universities, The other researchers included men from a Japanese university, a Swiss university and a Canadian university. There were no research fellows, male or female, from this country.

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Wikipedia Academy in Kobe 2011.

The main language of Japan is Japanese, while the minor and regional languages in this country are Ainu and Ryukyuan. The internet penetration in Japan is 80% or 102,063,316 people having internet connection in 2010.[272]

Wikipedia

The Japanese Wikipedia ranked 9th out of 284 Wikipedias in the world, with 339 very active contributors and 370 active contributors in December 2011.[273][274] In the same period of time, there were 4,160 people and 1,960 women of all ages from Japan who were interested in Wikipedia.[275] In December 2011, according to Alexa, Wikipedia was ranked the 10th most popular site in the country.[276] In the period between November 2010 and October 2011, 96.2% of the traffic to Japanese Wikipedia and 7.4% of all Wikipedia traffic was from this country. [277][278] There are 3 articles about women's basketball teams in this country on French Wikipedia. There are 12 articles about women's basketball teams in this country on Japanese Wikipedia. There are 104 articles about models from this country

Wikinews, Wikibooks, Wikiversity, Wiktionary, and Other Projects

In December 2011, according to Alexa, Wikinews was ranked the 33,507th most popular site in the country.[279] A December 2011 search on English Wikinews for Women Japan found 4 articles that mentioned both words.[280] A December 2011 search on Spanish Wikinews for Japón mujeres found 25 articles that mentioned both words.[281]

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Number of articles and number of visits to Wikibooks in several languages.

In December 2011, according to Alexa, Wikibooks was ranked the 2,938th most popular site in the country.[282] On Japanese Wikibooks, 117 users made at least 1 edit and 34 users made at least 5 edits. Of the eight users who can be identified by gender, all are male.[283]

On Japanese Wiktionary, 1,975 users made at least 1 edit and 643 users made at least 5 edits. 196 users explicitly set their gender on Japanese Wiktionary: 175 or 89.29% are male and 21 or 10.71% are female.[284]

Japanese women perspective to free knowledge
Women in Japan

Prior to 19th century, Japanese women were traditionally subjected to patrilineal system and taught to obey the male. Some of the traditions still apply recent days, for example the use of onnarashii (女らしい) as proper behavior for ladies speech. Japanese ladies should use polite and deferential forms of speech more frequently than men and also use grammatical feminine forms.

Feminism movement in Japan political area was started in 1919 through the establishment of women association which addressed the needs of women rights and protection. Literature plays important role in the beginning of Japanese women's self awareness, especially through women's struggle stories against traditional norm. The Women’s Suffrage Movement of Japan finally granted a right to vote in 1946 and also resulted gender equity law in 1986.

The Foundation

During the December 2011 fundraising appeal, no Japan, men or women, were featured are part of the appeal. During the 2011 Summer of Research, the WMF hired eight research fellows. Of these, only one was female, and she was from the United States. There were four males from American universities, The other researchers included men from a Japanese university, a Swiss university and a Canadian university. There were no female research fellows from this country.

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The official language of Malaysia is Bahasa Malaysia, a standardized form of Malay language. The other major spoken languages in this country are Malaysian English, Chinese, and Tamil. The internet penetration in this country is 55.3% or 15,635,925 people having internet connection in 2010.

Wikipedia

Based on article count, Malay Wikipedia ranked 32th out of 284 Wikipedias in the world, with 12 very active wikipedians and 90 active users in January 2012.[285][286] Between November 2010 and October 2011, 0.8% of traffic to English Wikipedia, 1.7% traffic to Chinese Wikipedia, and 84.9% traffic to Malay Wikipedia was came from this country.[287] In December 2011, there were 5,960 women of all ages from Malaysia who were interested in Wikipedia on Facebook.[288] In December 2011, according to Alexa, Wikipedia was ranked the 7th most popular site in the country.[289] Netball is one of the most popular women's participation sports in former and current Commonwealth countries. There are 3 articles about netball in this country on English Wikipedia. There are 17 articles about models from this country on English Wikipedia

Wikinews, Wikibooks, Wikiversity, and Other Projects

A December 2011 search on Spanish Wikinews for Malasia mujeres found 1 articles that mentioned both words.[290] There are no female administrators on English wikinews from this country, nor are there any women from this country who are English wikinews accredited reporters.

In December 2011, according to Alexa, Wikibooks was ranked the 3,875th most popular site in the country.[291]

There is a Malayasian woman who has contributor to the language incubator who uses Dusun. She has made 92 contributions to incubator.

Malaysian women perspective to free knowledge
Women in Malaysia

Traditionally, Malaysian women were mainly viewed as household. Since the establishment of Ministry of National Unity and Social Development in 1997, Malaysian government supports the women rights of making decision, advancing health, education, social welfare, and removing gender discrimination. However, until present, Malaysian women still live under patriarchal system, influenced by their cultural and religion values.

The Foundation

During the December 2011 fundraising appeal, no Malaysians, men or women, were featured are part of the appeal. During the 2011 Summer of Research, the WMF hired eight research fellows. Of these, only one was female, and she was from the United States. There were four males from American universities, The other researchers included men from a Japanese university, a Swiss university and a Canadian university. There were no research fellows, male or female, from this country.

Flag of Mexico.svg Mexico[edit]

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Mexico has Spanish as the official language and recognizes 68 distinct indigenous Amerindian languages as national languages. On 2011, Mexico was relying on 40.6 million Internet users, that they represent approximately 33% of the population[292].

The Chapter and its projects

Wikimedia Mexico was approved as chapter on August 2011. There are two women as active members. In the In the first election of the board, was elected a woman as executive vocal [293]. The female members have headed the initiatives of creation of Wikipedia Clubs in different faculties of the ITESM and GLAM Mexico.

Wikipedia

In December 2011, there were 370,260 people and 252,220 women of all ages from Mexico who were interested in Wikipedia.[294] In December 2011, according to Alexa, Wikipedia was ranked the 9th most popular site in the country.[295]

Participation in English Wikipedia in leadership roles is minimal. In December 2011, elections were held for English Wikipedia's Arbitration Committee. No women from this country ran for Arbitration Committee and there are currently no women from this country on the Arbitration Committee.

Content featuring Mexican women exists on English Wikipedia. There are 43 articles about models from this country on English Wikipedia.

In the period between November 2010 and October 2011, 25.8% of the traffic to Spanish Wikipedia was from this country.[296] There is one article on Spanish Wikipedia about femicide in Mexico. On Spanish Wikipedia, there are 1 category and 55 articles about models from this country.

CMLL World Women's Championship is an English Wikipedia Featured List about professional wresting in Mexico. This status is the highest assessment type on English Wikipedia for a list.

Wikinews, Wikibooks, Wikiversity, Commons, and Other projects

In December 2011, according to Alexa, Wikinews was ranked the 27,560th most popular site in the country.[297] There are no female administrators on English wikinews from this country, nor are there any women from this country who are English wikinews accredited reporters. On Portuguese Wikinews, there are no women active from this country. This may be a result of several factors, including the language and because Portuguese Wikinews only has an active editing community of five people, one of whom is a woman. A December 2011 search on English Wikinews for Women Mexico found 34 articles that mentioned both words.Mexico A December 2011 search on Spanish Wikinews for México mujeres found 61 articles that mentioned both words.[298] A December 2011 search on Portuguese Wikinews for mulheres México found 15 articles that mentioned both words.[299]

In December 2011, according to Alexa, Wikibooks was ranked the 2,180th most popular site in the country.[300]

In December 2011, Wikiversity was ranked the 35,416th most popular site in the country.[301] There are no women from this country involved in leadership roles on English or German Wikiversity. Their participation is minimal to non-existent.

On Commons 16.46% users indicated they're female. The most popular interface language after English is Spanish with 108166 users. With a large gap, French is 2nd with 46961 users and German 3rd with 35982 users. The large population of Spanish users on Commons is probably the result of local uploads on Spanish Wikipedia being disabled.

There are no bureaucrats, male or female, from this country on MediaWiki.Org.[302] There are no women from this country who are administrators on incubator and no active women editors from this country. The project has few participants overall, with only 44 users identified as female and 516 identified as male.

Mexican Women perspective to free knowledge
Women in Mexico
The Foundation

During the 2011 Summer of Research, the WMF hired eight research fellows. Of these, only one was female, and she was from the United States. There were four males from American universities, The other researchers included men from a Japanese university, a Swiss university and a Canadian university. There were no research fellows, male or female, from this country. During the December 2011 fundraising appeal, no Mexican, men or women, were featured are part of the appeal.

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Differences in accounts on Arabic wiki projects where users explicitly state their gender.

Morocco's official languages are Arabic and the Amazigh language. The country's distinctive group of Moroccan Arabic dialects is referred to as Darija. Approximately 89.84% of the whole population speak Moroccan Arabic. Much like other Magreb countries, French is Morocco's unofficial second language and is taught universally, serving as Morocco's primary language of commerce and economics. It also is widely used in government and as a medium of education.

Wikipedia

On English Wikipedia, there are zero featured articles, featured lists or good articles about women's sport in this country that are part of the Women's sport Wikiproject or the Women's football taskforce.

Volunteer projects, popularity, readership, and contribution

In December 2011, Wikiversity was ranked the 4,803rd most popular site in the country.[303]

Moroccan women perspective to free knowledge
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Women in Morrocco
The Foundation

During the December 2011 fundraising appeal, there was no one from this country that was featured as part of the appeal. During the 2011 Summer of Research, the WMF hired eight research fellows. Of these, only one was female, and she was from the United States. There were four males from American universities, The other researchers included men from a Japanese university, a Swiss university and a Canadian university. There were no research fellows, male or female, from this country.

Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands[edit]

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Chapter gathering for Wikipedia's tenth birthday.
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Number of articles and number of visits to Wikibooks in several languages.
The Chapter

The board of Wikimedia Netherlands has two female members: in the past, they had a female chair and several toher female board memebers. The employee of the Dutch board is female and women have been active in helping GLAM projects in the Netherlands. Freelancers are hired sometimes to help organize events: a female organized the 2011 GLAM Camp in Amsterdam from this position, an international event with over twenty different countries represented. Another helped organizing Wiki Loves Monuments and a third led the fund-raising campaign in 2010. Woman volunteers and members participate in the Dutch Chapters events on a regular basis.

Wikipedia

In December 2011, there were 1,660 women of all ages from the Netherlands who were interested in Wikipedia on Facebook.[304] In December 2011, according to Alexa, Wikipedia was ranked the 8th most popular site in the country.[305] [306] In the period between November 2010 and October 2011, 1.5% of all Wikipedia traffic was from this country, with 59.2% of the traffic going to Dutch Wikipedia.[307]

On English Wikipedia, there are zero featured articles, featured lists or good articles about women's sport in this country that are part of the Women's sport Wikiproject or the Women's football taskforce. There are 51 articles about models from this country on English Wikipedia. On English Wikipedia's Women's History Wikiproject, the most popular November 2011 article about a Dutch woman was Anne Frank, ranked 20th overall with 191639 views during the month. There are 5 articles about women's association football clubs in this country on English Wikipedia.
Five (known to be) women hold active admin rights on the Dutch Wikipedia: one of them also holds steward rights.

Wikibooks

In December 2011, according to Alexa, Wikibooks was ranked the 2,365th most popular site in the country.[308]

Wikisource
Other projects

There are no women from this country who are administrators on the English incubator and no active women editors from this country. The project has few participants overall, with only 44 users identified as female and 516 identified as male. There is at least one male bureaucrat from the Netherlands on MediaWiki.Org. There does not appear to be a Dutch female who holds a similar position.[309], one Dutch female Wikipedia-nl admin is also known to be a global sysop.
There are two females with OTRS access.

The Foundation

Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand[edit]

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There is no New Zealand Wikimedia chapter. New Zealand has several female Wikimedians who do everything from new page patrol to content-building. A few of them have been involved in editing Wikimedia projects for several years.

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Women attending a 2007 Auckland meetup
Wikipedia

In December 2011, there were 5,780 women of all ages from New Zealand who were interested in Wikipedia on Facebook.[310]

New Zealand editors on the English Wikipedia often communicate through a national noticeboard, their national WikiProject and, much less frequently, at meetups. Auckland has hosted six meetups. At the first in June 2006, three of eight participants were women. At the second meetup, two of the eight participants were women; at the third in August 2007, two of twelve were women. At the fourth in October 2008, none of the five people attending were women. At the fifth in May 2010, two of the eight participants were women, as were two of the six people who attended in April 2011. (See w:Wikipedia:Meetup/Auckland.)

New Zealand editors are less visible on other projects, and in many cases the few Kiwis are male. On the Simple English Wikipedia, the only active New Zealander is a female administrator; articles related to topics of national interest are rarely kept up to date by regular editors, often relying on drive-by edits from en.wikipedia editors. On the English Wikibooks, the book on New Zealand history is a featured book. However, much of the NZ-related content is contributed by anonymous editors or editors from other projects who write a book but do not become an active part of the community. On the English Wikinews, there have been active New Zealand editors at various points in the project's history. There is also a Māori Wikipedia, which has a low level of participation but is a stable project. In the period between November 2010 and October 2011, 11.6% of the traffic to Maori Wikipedia was from this country.[311] English Wikipedia has few visible, highly active female Kiwi contributors. One of them updates articles related to women's sport, especially netball, in New Zealand. She also helps maintain Australian netball articles. Another is involved as a wiki gnome, helping to clean up articles and assisting new users with getting articles passed through articles for creation.

The only New Zealander to get a participation grant from Wikimedia Australia to attend RecentChangesCamp 2012 is female. She will be the first Kiwi to attend RecentChangesCamp in Australia, the third time it has been held in the country.

In 2011, there was a small push by Australians and one or two Kiwis to try to establish a national chapter in the country. Two of the people who were approached as potential leaders included women, one of whom was the head of Creative Commons New Zealand.

New Zealand women perspective to free knowledge
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Women in New Zealand
The Foundation

During the December 2011 fundraising appeal, no Kiwis, men or women, were featured are part of the appeal.

During the 2011 Summer of Research, the WMF hired eight research fellows. Of these, only one was female, and she was from the United States. There were four males from American universities, The other researchers included men from a Japanese university, a Swiss university and a Canadian university. There were no research fellows, male or female, from this country.

Woman? (Tick.) Wikipedian? (Sometimes, So Tick.)[edit]

Hi. I am female Wikipedian from the southern half of the North Island who has only recently returned to Wikipedia to check if things have changed much. I suspended my involvement just after (ironically) completing a survey on women's experiences of Wikipedia. Although I was aware I was a minority, I did not realise by how much. Knowing helped explain the (what seemed to me) perplexing behaviour of some of my fellow editors. I found out about this page through Maori Wikipedia, which I sometimes contributed to. I will check back in again sometime next week to see if anyone responds to this note.Te Karere (talk) 07:55, 29 April 2012 (UTC)

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The official language of Niger is French, widely used by official administration, media, and business community. It is spoken mainly by educated Nigerians as their second language, beside the other 8 national languages, consist of: Hausa, Zarma & Songhai, Tamajeq, Fulfulde, Kanuri, Colloquial Arabic, Gurma, and Toubou. Algerian has 0.83% internet penetration or 131,790 people having internet access in 2010.[312]

Wikipedia
  • It is unknown how many traffic coming to French language Wikipedia from this country.
  • In January 2012 Hausa language Wikipedia rank 244 out of 280 languages Wikipedia with 62,000 page view per month. It has 0-2 active contributors (more than five edits per month) and 0 very active contributors (more than 100 edits per month) in December 2011.
  • Other national languages Wikipedia: Zarma & Songhai, Gurma, and Toubou didn't exist.
Niger women perspective to free knowledge

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Women in Niger

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The Foundation

During the August 2010 WMF tour to Africa (South Africa). Niger is not included. December 2011 fund raising appeal, no people from Niger, men or women, were featured as part of the appeal. During the 2011 Summer of Research, the WMF hired eight research fellows. Of these, only one was female, and she was from the United States. There were four males from American universities, The other researchers included men from a Japanese university, a Swiss university and a Canadian university. There were no research fellows, male or female, from this country.

Flag of Nigeria.svg Nigeria[edit]

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The official language of Nigeria is English. This country has 521 languages with the most spoken languages are Yoruba, Hausa, Igbo, Fulfulde, Kanuri, and Ibibio. This linguistic diversity is classified into three major family languages: Afroasiatic, Nilo-Saharan, and the Niger–Congo. The country currently does not have a Wikimedia chapter, and efforts to create one is unknown.

Wikipedia
  • English language Wikipedia is one of the most popular sites in the country, rangking 9th in December 2011.[313] In December 2011, there were 1,900 people and 400 women of all ages from Nigeria who were interested in Wikipedia on Facebook.[314]
  • Yoruba language Wikipedia rank 84 out of 280 languages Wikipedia with 1,2 million page view per month. It has 5 active contributors (more than five edits per month) and 2 very active contributors (more than 100 edit per month)
  • Igbo language Wikipedia rank 162 out of 280 languages Wikipedia with 251,000 page view per month. It has 0 active contributors and 0 very active contributor in December 2011.
  • In January 2012 Hausa language Wikipedia rank 244 out of 280 languages Wikipedia with 62,000 page view per month. It has 0-2 active contributors (more than five edits per month) and 0 very active contributors (more than 100 edits per month) in December 2011.
  • Kanuri language Wikipedia rank 271 out of 280 language Wikipedia, contributor is non existent. Other languages Wikipedia is non existent.
Volunteer projects, popularity, readership, and contribution

In December 2011, according to Alexa, Wikibooks was ranked the 1,631th most popular site in the country.[315]

There are no women from this country who are administrators on incubator and no active women editors from this country. The project has few participants overall, with only 44 users identified as female and 516 identified as male. There are no bureaucrats, male or female, from this country on MediaWiki.Org.[316]

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Women in Nigeria

In Nigeria, women's role were primarily governed by regional and ethic differences. In the north area, where Islamic practices were still common, education beyond primary school was restricted to the elites women. But, the establishment of women's secondary school, teacher college, and more women holding university placed, made a few women were appearing at all levels of offices and professional occupations. However, even with educated wives, women's presence at social gatherings was nonexistent or very restricted. Women in the south, especially the Yoruba peoples, had received Western style education since 19th century, so they occupied positions in the professionals and to some extend in politics.

A national feminist movement was inaugurated in 1982, and a national conference held at Ahmadu Bello University. The papers presented there indicated a growing awareness by Nigeria's university-educated women that the place of women in society required a concerted effort and a place on the national agenda; the public perception, however, remained far behind. Although women's status would undoubtedly rise, for the foreseeable future Nigerian women lacked the opportunities of men.

The Foundation

During the December 2011 fundraising appeal, no Nigerians, men or women, were featured as part of the appeal. During the 2011 Summer of Research, the WMF hired eight research fellows. Of these, only one was female, and she was from the United States. There were four males from American universities, The other researchers included men from a Japanese university, a Swiss university and a Canadian university. There were no research fellows, male or female, from this country.

Flag of Norway.svg Norway[edit]

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Differences in accounts on Norwegian (Nynorsk) wiki projects where users explicitly state their gender

The official language of Norway is Norwegian with two separate written standards, Nynorsk ("New Norwegian") and Bokmål ("Book Language"). This language used by some of 95% of the population as the first language, besides using other languages, which are Sami, Kven, and Romani language.

Norwegian has 93.39% internet penetration or 4,367,201 people having internet access in 2010.[317]

The Chapter

Wikimedia Norway had several women on their boards the first years. 4 in 2007-2008 and Silje L. Bakke as Vice President, 2 in 2008-2009 and Nina Aldin Thune as Vice President. In 2009-2010 Nina Aldin Thune was president and there were no more woman in the board. In 2010-2011 there was 1 woman. Today there are no women in the board. We have some women editing in Norwegian bokmål and Norwegian nynorsk and maybe in Norwegian samisk, but not so many known as women.

Wikipedia

According to Alexa, Wikipedia is one of the most popular sites in Norway, rangking 7th in December 2011. In December 2011, there were 2,720 women of all ages from Norway who were interested in Wikipedia on Facebook.[318] The Norwegian Wikipedias, ranking 15th (Bokmål) and 45th (Nynorsk) out of 280 Wikipedia languages in January 2012.[319] It has 80 very active wikipedians and 196 active contributors,[320] number of female contributors unknown.

Volunteer projects, popularity, readership, and contribution There are no women from this country involved in leadership roles on English or German Wikiversity. Their participation is minimal to non-existent.

There are no women from this country who are administrators on incubator and no active women editors from this country. The project has few participants overall, with only 44 users identified as female and 516 identified as male.

Norwegian women perspective to free knowledge

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Women in Norway

In 1850, Norwegian women status were considered as incapable, it was impossible to control their own money or entitle for any government job. They were lived under the authority of guardians, whether the father or husband. In 1845, a first step towards women's emancipation was taken with the "Law on the vast majority for single women," for which the age majority was granted at age 25, without a requirement for submitting to a guardian after that age. The fist wave of feminism in Norway was created by Camilla Collett, the first writer who broke down the obstacles of women's literature at that time and composed about education of bourgeois women in 1800s. As the results, in 1884-1885, some formal women's right organizations were established in Norway.Two significant laws were passed in 1888, the first law about married women gained majority status and the second law ended the authority of husband over the wives.

The second waves of feminism during 1960-1990, fought to obtain the same right as men. The 1960s were marked by many protests, the appearance of new ideas, and the first feminist writers of the second wave, though it was no longer enough to claim a female otherness. In the 1990s, feminism experienced some stagnation in Norway after more than twenty years of reform. Today, feminism is taking new forms. The associations and movements that grew out of the first and second wave of Norwegian feminism are adapting to these new structures, which are sometimes informal.

The Foundation

During the December 2011 fundraising appeal, no Norwegians, men or women, were featured are part of the appeal. During the 2011 Summer of Research, the WMF hired eight research fellows. Of these, only one was female, and she was from the United States. There were four males from American universities, The other researchers included men from a Japanese university, a Swiss university and a Canadian university. There were no research fellows, male or female, from this country.

Flag of Pakistan.svg Pakistan[edit]

Pakistan has two official languages, Urdu (also the national language) and English. Although only about 8% of Pakistanis speak Urdu as their first language, it is spoken as a second and often third language by nearly all Pakistanis. The percentage of internet penetration in Pakistan is 16.78% or about 30,943,124 people having internet access in 2010.[[321]]

Wikipedia

According to Alexa, Wikipedia is one of the most popular sites in Pakistan, ranking 8th in December 2011. The Urdu language Wikipedia is ranked 89 out of 280 Wikipedias in the world, with 14 active contributors.[322][323] December 2011, there were 5,240 women of all ages from Pakistan who were interested in Wikipedia on Facebook.[324] In December 2011, according to Alexa, Wikipedia was ranked the 8th most popular site in the country.[325] Netball is one of the most popular women's participation sports in former and current Commonwealth countries. There are 37 articles about models from this country on English Wikipedia. On English Wikipedia's Women's History Wikiproject, the most popular November 2011 article about a Pakistani woman was Benazir Bhutto, ranked 130th overall with 67995 views during the month. In December 2011, elections were held for English Wikipedia's Arbitration Committee.

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In December 2011, according to Alexa, Wikinews was ranked the 23,063th most popular site in the country.[326] A December 2011 search on English Wikinews for Pakistan Women found 53 articles that mentioned both words.[327] A December 2011 search on Spanish Wikinews for Pakistán mujeres found 16 articles that mentioned both words.[328] There are no female administrators on English wikinews from this country, nor are there any women from this country who are English wikinews accredited reporters. On Portuguese Wikinews, there are no women active from this country. This may be a result of several factors, including the language and because Portuguese Wikinews only has an active editing community of five people, one of whom is a woman.

In December 2011, according to Alexa, Wikibooks was ranked the 4,298th most popular site in the country.[329]

In December 2011, Wikiversity was ranked the 42,148th most popular site in the country.[330] There are no women from this country involved in leadership roles on English or German Wikiversity. Their participation is minimal to non-existent.

There are no bureaucrats, male or female, from this country on MediaWiki.Org.[331] There is one woman active on the language incubator who uses Khowar language, which is spoken in Pakistan, China and Afghanistan. She has made 21 edits.

Pakistanis women perspective to free knowledge

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Women in Pakistan

In 19th century, feminist-sympathetic movements within the South Asian Muslim community tried to fight the forcibly isolation of women from social contact, particularly with men. Some Muslim reformers began limit polygamy and empower women through education. After the independence of Pakistan, women's group and feminist organizations started to eliminate socio-economic injustices against women in the country. Pakistanis women's access to fight property, educati, employment, etc, remains considerably lower compared to men's. People in Pakistan society still embrace patriarchal in social and cultural life.

When compared with most Muslim and Middle Eastern women, the Pakistani women of today enjoy a better status due to lots of awareness among people to increased educational opportunities for Pakistani women. In the political context, Pakistani women granted the suffrage in 1947 and got the women reserved seats in the Parliament. This country was led by two-times Prime Minister Mohtarma Benazir Bhuto, the first women elected in Muslim state.

The Foundation

During the December 2011 fundraising appeal, no Pakistanis, men or women, were featured are part of the appeal. During the 2011 Summer of Research, the WMF hired eight research fellows. Of these, only one was female, and she was from the United States. There were four males from American universities, The other researchers included men from a Japanese university, a Swiss university and a Canadian university. There were no research fellows, male or female, from this country.

Flag of Peru.svg Peru[edit]

The official language of Peru is Spanish, which has been spoken by 83.92% Peruvians. The internet penetration in this country is 34.30% or 9,929,155 people having internet connection in 2010.[[332]]

Wikipedia

In December 2011, there were 34,780 people and 22,780 women of all ages from Peru who were interested in Wikipedia.[333] In December 2011, according to Alexa, Wikipedia was ranked the 9th most popular site in the country.[334] There are 26 articles about models from this country on English Wikipedia. In the period between November 2010 and October 2011, 5.3% of the traffic to Spanish Wikipedia was from this country.[335]

Wikinews, Wikiversity, Wikibooks, and Other projects

There are no female administrators on English wikinews from this country, nor are there any women from this country who are English wikinews accredited reporters. On Portuguese Wikinews, there are no women active from this country. This may be a result of several factors, including the language and because Portuguese Wikinews only has an active editing community of five people, one of whom is a woman. A December 2011 search on English Wikinews for Women Peru found 4 articles that mentioned both words.[336] A December 2011 search on Spanish Wikinews for Peru mujeres found 26 articles that mentioned both words.[337] A December 2011 search on Portuguese Wikinews for mulheres Peru found 8 articles that mentioned both words.[338]

In December 2011, according to Alexa, Wikibooks was ranked the 1,761th most popular site in the country.[339]

On Commons 16.46% users indicated they're female. The most popular interface language after English is Spanish with 108166 users. The large population of Spanish users on Commons is probably the result of local uploads on Spanish Wikipedia being disabled.

There are no bureaucrats, male or female, from this country on MediaWiki.Org.[340] There are no women from this country who are administrators on incubator and no active women editors from this country. The project has few participants overall, with only 44 users identified as female and 516 identified as male.

Peruvian women perspective to free knowledge

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Women in Peru

Historically, Peruvian women somewhat equal to men, but after the Spanish conquest the culture in Peru became increasingly patriarchal and they represent minority in numbers and legal rights. Although have not yet borne fruit, the Peruvian government has begun efforts to reduce the high maternal mortality rate, lack of female political opportunities and employment, as well as violence against women. In 2000, the government forbade the discrimination based on gender, but the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development notes that women discrimination is still practiced, some of which reflected in levels of unemployment women and violence against women, mostly psychologically. Politically, women in Peru have been subordinate and had little power, though the recent laws provided a third of representative seats in congress for women.

The Foundation

During the December 2011 fundraising appeal, no Peruvians, men or women, were featured are part of the appeal. During the 2011 Summer of Research, the WMF hired eight research fellows. Of these, only one was female, and she was from the United States. There were four males from American universities, The other researchers included men from a Japanese university, a Swiss university and a Canadian university. There were no research fellows, male or female, from this country.

Flag of the Philippines.svg Philippines[edit]

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Wikipedia Takes Manila in 2011
The Chapter

Wikimedia Philippines has at least five female members in its general membership, although no women currently sit on the Board of Trustees. The position of Auditor however has been solely occupied by women since the chapter's establishment: the first auditor was Jocelyn Alegre, while the current auditor is Meredith Talusan.

Wikipedia

In December 2011, there were 16,020 women of all ages from Philippines who were interested in Wikipedia on Facebook.[341] In December 2011, according to Alexa, Wikipedia was ranked the 7th most popular site in the country.[342] On English Wikipedia's Women's History Wikiproject, the most popular November 2011 article about a Filipino woman was Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, ranked 141st overall with 64829 views during the month. In the period between November 2010 and October 2011, 20.7% of the traffic to Pangasinan Wikipedia was from this country.[343] In December 2011, elections were held for English Wikipedia's Arbitration Committee. No women from this country ran for Arbitration Committee and there are currently no women from this country on the Arbitration Committee. There are 89 articles about models from this country on English Wikipedia. On English Wikipedia, there are zero featured articles, featured lists or good articles about women's sport in this country that are part of the Women's sport Wikiproject or the Women's football taskforce.

Wikinews, Wikibooks, Wikiversity, and Other projects

In December 2011, according to Alexa, Wikinews was ranked the 26,865th most popular site in the country.[344] A December 2011 search on English Wikinews for Philippines Women found 8 articles that mentioned both words.[345] A December 2011 search on Spanish Wikinews for Filipinas mujeres found 1 articles that mentioned both words.[346] There are no female administrators on English wikinews from this country, nor are there any women from this country who are English wikinews accredited reporters. On Portuguese Wikinews, there are no women active from this country. This may be a result of several factors, including the language and because Portuguese Wikinews only has an active editing community of five people, one of whom is a woman.

In December 2011, according to Alexa, Wikibooks was ranked the 2,879th most popular site in the country.[347]

There are no women from this country involved in leadership roles on English or German Wikiversity. Their participation is minimal to non-existent.

There are no women from this country who are administrators on incubator and no active women editors from this country. The project has few participants overall, with only 44 users identified as female and 516 identified as male. There are no bureaucrats, male or female, from this country on MediaWiki.Org.[348]

Philippines women perspective in free knowledge
Women in Philippines
The Foundation

During the December 2011 fundraising appeal, no Filipinos, men or women, were featured are part of the appeal. During the 2011 Summer of Research, the WMF hired eight research fellows. Of these, only one was female, and she was from the United States. There were four males from American universities, The other researchers included men from a Japanese university, a Swiss university and a Canadian university. There were no research fellows, male or female, from this country.

Flag of Poland.svg Poland[edit]

Wikipedia is Also a Woman - collage by Lantuszka (woman of course)
The Chapter

The Board of Wikimedia Polska currently comprises one woman, Agnieszka Kwiecień, as its Secretary (since 2007), Małgorzata Wilk is a member of the Audit Committee, Magalia and Ala_Z are members of the Grant Committee. There are currently no women in the Internal Court.

Jadwiga Andrychowska-Biegacz was a member of the Board in the years 2005-2007 and a member of the Grant Committee in the years 2006-2007. Ludmiła Pilecka was a member of the Grant Committee in the years 2007-2008, Małgorzata Wilk in 2009-2010, and Ala_Z in 2011. Aleksandra Zieleźny-Skolik and Małgorzata Miłaszewska - Duda were members of the Internal Court in the years 2007-2010.

Wikimedia Polska was founded by 26 people, 4 of them were women (15,4%) and 3 of them are still in the Association. Out of 107 current members (2012-01-26) there are 10 women (9.4%), but all of them are really active in various organisational works.

Wikimedia Polska has 2 regular employes - secretary and accountant - both of them are women.

Ala_Z was the main organizer of 2 subsequent Wikimedia Polska conferences (2009, 2010) and also 4 local Wikipedian's meetings in Warsaw. Magalia was one of the main organisers of 10-th anniversary of Polish Wikipedia and also co-organised several local Wikipedians' meetings in Poznan. Lantuszka organised a women-oriented wikiworkshop during the Wikimedia Polska Conference 2009. Jadwiga Andrychowska-Biegacz was the main organiser of the Wikimedia Polska Conference 2008.

On 8 subsequent Wikigrants edditions 12 of 92 (13%) grants were given to the woman: Loraine (4 grants), Ludmiła Pilecka (4 grants), Psychology, Dobromila, Magalia, Pleple2000, and LillyM (1 grant).

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Estimates the satisfaction levels of editors based on a set of responses to the Editor Survey in April 2011

In December 2011, there were 5,740 women of all ages from Poland who were interested in Wikipedia on Facebook.[349] In the period between November 2010 and October 2011, 2.4% of all Wikipedia traffic was from this country.[350] In December 2011, according to Alexa, Wikipedia was ranked the 9th most popular site in the country.[351] There are 11 articles about women's basketball teams in this country on English Wikipedia. There are 10 articles about women's basketball teams in this country on French Wikipedia. There are 14 articles about women's association football clubs in this country on English Wikipedia. In December 2011, elections were held for English Wikipedia's Arbitration Committee. No women from this country ran for Arbitration Committee (English Wikipedia) and there are currently no women from this country on the Arbitration Committee (English Wikipedia). In pl wiki 5 former members of ArbCom are women. On Polish Wikipedia, 340 women transclude the Woman Wikipedia user template on their user page.[352] On Slovak Wikipedia, there are 2 articles about female actors from this country.[353]

Wikinews

In December 2011, according to Alexa, Wikinews was ranked the 22,265th most popular site in the country.[354] A December 2011 search on English Wikinews for Women Poland found 15 articles that mentioned both words.[355] A December 2011 search on Spanish Wikinews for Polonia mujeres found 2 articles that mentioned both words.[356] There are no female administrators on English wikinews from this country nor are there any women from this country who are English wikinews accredited reporters. (1 in pl wikinews - 5% - most active user), (5 in pl wiktionary - 19,2%), (14 in pl wikipedia - 8,9%), (9 in pl wikiquote - 37,5%), (1 in pl wikibooks - 7,7%), (1 or 1/2 (M+F) in pl wikisource - 10% - first admin) - all from Poland.[2]

Wikibooks

In December 2011, according to Alexa, Wikibooks was ranked the 872th most popular site in the country.[357] In 2008, none of the top 60 Polish Wikibooks books were specifically about women.[358]

Wikiversity

In December 2011, Wikiversity was ranked the 51,722th most popular site in the country.[359] There are no women from this country involved in leadership roles on English or German Wikiversity. Their participation is minimal to non-existent.

Other projects

There is 10 men and 0 women on the language incubator who use template pl-N (Polish as their native language).[360]

The Foundation

During the December 2011 fundraising appeal, no Poles, men or women, were featured are part of the appeal. During the 2011 Summer of Research, the WMF hired eight research fellows. Of these, only one was female, and she was from the United States. There were four males from American universities, The other researchers included men from a Japanese university, a Swiss university and a Canadian university. There were no research fellows, male or female, from this country.

Wikipedians in Poland - women
  1. Jakarta Post. Indonesia: A battlefield of linguistic survival. 01/29/2011. By Mochamad Subhan Zein., access date 02/18/2012.
  2. If you are not sure, who is a women in these projects, just look on talk pages edits by them and check used verbs.

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Portuguese is the official language of Portugal. In the present day, Portuguese is spoken as a native language on 4 different continents, with Brazil accounting for the largest number of native Portuguese speakers in any country.

Wikipedia

In December 2011, there were 6,820 people and 3,620 women of all ages from Portugal who were interested in Wikipedia on Facebook.[361] In the period between November 2010 and October 2011, 10.7% of the traffic to Portuguese Wikipedia was from this country.[362] In December 2011, elections were held for English Wikipedia's Arbitration Committee. No women from this country ran for Arbitration Committee and there are currently no women from this country on the Arbitration Committee. On Portuguese Wikipedia, 29 women transclude the Woman Wikipedia user template on their user page.[363] On Aragonese Wikipedia, there is 1 article about female actors from this country.[364]

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Number of articles and number of visits to Wikibooks in several languages.

In December 2011, according to Alexa, Wikibooks was ranked the 3,034th most popular site in the country.[365] There are no female administrators on English wikinews from this country, nor are there any women from this country who are English wikinews accredited reporters. On Portuguese Wikinews, there is one woman active on the project of the five total active participants. She represents two countries: Brazil and Portugal.

Portuguese women perspective to free knowledge
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Women in Portugal
The Foundation

During the December 2011 fundraising appeal, no Portuguese, men or women, were featured as part of the appeal. During the 2011 Summer of Research, the WMF hired eight research fellows. Of these, only one was female, and she was from the United States. There were four males from American universities, The other researchers included men from a Japanese university, a Swiss university and a Canadian university. There were no research fellows, male or female, from this country.

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Wikipedia Meetup in Bucharest, 2007.

The official language of Romania is Romanian which is spoken as a first language by 91% of the population. Hungarian and Vlax Romani are the most important minority languages, spoken by 6.7% and 1.1% of the population, respectively.

Wikipedia

On English Wikipedia, there are zero featured articles, featured lists or good articles about women's sport in this country that are part of the Women's sport Wikiproject or the Women's football taskforce. In December 2011, there are 51 very active users (more than 100 edits per month) and 314 active users (five edits per month) in Romanian Wikipedia.[366]

Volunteer projects, popularity, readership, and contribution

In December 2011, Wikiversity was ranked the 13,593th most popular site in the country.[367] The project has few participants overall, with only 44 users identified as female and 516 identified as male. There are no bureaucrats, male or female, from this country on MediaWiki.Org.[368]

Romanian women perspective to free knowledge
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Women in Romania
The Foundation

During the December 2011 fundraising appeal, there was no one from this country that was featured as part of the appeal. During the 2011 Summer of Research, the WMF hired eight research fellows. Of these, only one was female, and she was from the United States. There were four males from American universities, The other researchers included men from a Japanese university, a Swiss university and a Canadian university. There were no research fellows, male or female, from this country.

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Russia official language is Russian with 27 others co-official languages in various regions. Russia's 160 ethnic groups speak some 100 languages. Despite its wide dispersal, the Russian language is homogeneous throughout Russia.

Wikipedia
  • In January 2012 Russian language Wikipedia is rank 5th out of 280 languages Wikipedia. There are 650 very active users(more than 100 edits per month) and 411 active users (five edits per month) in Russian Wikipedia in December 2011.[369]. It is unknown how many female identified as contributors.

In December 2011, there were 1,240 women of all ages from Russia who were interested in Wikipedia.[370] In December 2011, according to Alexa, Wikipedia was ranked the 9th most popular site in the country.[371] In the period between November 2010 and October 2011, 30.2% of the traffic to Udmurt Wikipedia was from this country.[372] In the period between November 2010 and October 2011, 22.6% of the traffic to Komi Wikipedia was from this country.[373] In the period between November 2010 and October 2011, 68.7% of the traffic to Russian Wikipedia was from this country.[374] In the period between November 2010 and October 2011, 3.5% of all Wikipedia traffic was from this country. 88% of it went to Russian Wikipedia, 8.6% to English Wikipedia.[375]

Female contribution in the wikimedia project

There is at least one male bureaucrat from Russia on MediaWiki.Org. There does not appear to be a Russian female who holds a similar position.[376] There is high profile Russian woman on incubator, Tamara Ustinova. There is another Russian woman on incubator who has made 105 edits, a third who has made 8 edits and fourth who has made 3 edits. There is one woman active on the language incubator who uses Komi-Permyak language, which is spoken in Perm Krai , Russia. She has made 1 edit. In comparison, there are 41 men who use Russian as their native language on incubator. Women attended Wikipedia 10th Birthday celebrations in the country.

Russian women perspective to free knowledge
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Women in Russia
  • In the post-Soviet era, the position of women in Russian society remains at least as problematic as it was in previous decades. In both cases, a number of nominal legal protections for women either have failed to address the existing conditions or have failed to supply adequate support. In the 1990s, increasing economic pressures and shrinking government programs left women with little choice but to seek employment, although most available positions were as substandard as in the Soviet period, and generally jobs of any sort were more difficult to obtain. Such conditions contribute heavily to Russia's declining birthrate and the general deterioration of the family. At the same time, feminist groups and social organizations have begun advancing the cause of women's rights in what remains a strongly traditional society.
The Foundation

During the December 2011 fundraising appeal, no Russians, men or women, were featured are part of the appeal. During the 2011 Summer of Research, the WMF hired eight research fellows. Of these, only one was female, and she was from the United States. There were four males from American universities, The other researchers included men from a Japanese university, a Swiss university and a Canadian university. There were no research fellows, male or female, from this country.

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The official language of Saudi Arabia is Arabic, this includes both the literary language (Modern Standard Arabic or Literary Arabic, used in most written documents as well as in formal spoken occasions, such as lectures and radio broadcasts). The written language is distinct from and more conservative than all of the spoken varieties, and the two exist in a state known as diglossia, used side-by-side for different societal functions.

Wikipedia

The Arabic language Wikipedia rank 15 out of 280 languages Wikipedia with 67,6 million page view per month page. There are 70 very active users (more than 100 edits per month) and 576 active users (five edits per month) in Arabic Wikipedia in December 2011.[377] In December 2011, there were 8,020 people and 3,840 women of all ages from Saudi Arabia who were interested in Wikipedia on Facebook.[378].

Saudi Arabian women perspective to free knowledge
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Women in Saudi Arabia
  • As an Islamic state, women's rights in Saudi Arabia are defined by Islam and tribal customs. The Arabian peninsula is the ancestral home of patriarchal, nomadic tribes, in which purdah (separation of women and men) and namus (honor) are considered central. All women, regardless of age, are required to have a male guardian. Women cannot vote or be elected to high political positions. However, King Abdullah has declared that women will be able to vote and run in the 2015 local elections, and be appointed to the Consultative Assembly. Saudi Arabia is the only country in the world that prohibits women from driving. The World Economic Forum 2009 Global Gender Gap Report ranked Saudi Arabia 130th out of 134 countries for gender parity. It was the only country to score a zero in the category of political empowerment. 21% of Saudi women are in the workforce. There is evidence that many women in Saudi Arabia do not want radical change. Even many advocates of reform reject Western critics, for "failing to understand the uniqueness of Saudi society. In Saudia Arabia, only 31% of social media users are women.[379]


The Foundation

In late 2011 Project MENA is initiated by the Foundation. It includes location such as Qatar Computing Research Institute pilot, Qatar Creative Commons, Morocco, Tunisia, Libya, Algeria, Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, Doha. WMF hired one staff to handle this as part of Global Development Team. Financial report shows that the Global Development Team spent $ 2,154,912 including for their project in Saudi Arabia. During the December 2011 fundraising appeal, no Saudi Arabian, men or women, were featured as part of the appeal. For 2011 Summer of Research, the WMF hired eight research fellows. Of these, only one was female, and she was from the United States. There were four males from American universities, The other researchers included men from a Japanese university, a Swiss university and a Canadian university. There were no research fellows, male or female, from this country.

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Serbia official language is Serbian. The Latin alphabet was designed by Croatian linguist Ljudevit Gaj in 1830 and is used by the other standard forms of Serbo-Croatian. The dialect serving as the basis for the main literary and standard language is Shtokavian, which is also the basis of standard Croatian, Bosnian, and Montenegrin. The other principal dialect, Torlakian, is spoken in southeast Serbia, though it is disputed whether it is Serbo-Croatian or transitional to Macedonian and Bulgarian.

Wikimedia Serbia is the country's national chapter.[380] There is one woman serving on the board of the chapter.

Wikipedia

Serbian language Wikipedia rank 35 out of 280 languages Wikipedia, with 12.9 million page view per month. In December 2011, there are 47 very active users (more than 100 edits per month) and 257 active users (five edits per month).[381] In December 2011, there were 9,540 people and 5,380 women of all ages from Serbia who were interested in Wikipedia.[382]

Volunteer projects, popularity, readership, and contribution

In December 2011, according to Alexa, Wikinews was ranked the 3,170th most popular site in the country.[383]

Serbian women perspective to free knowledge
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Women in Serbia
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The Foundation

In 2011 The Foundation granted Wikimedia Serbia USD 8,800 for two projects: capacity building and GLAM. During the 2011 Summer of Research, the WMF hired eight research fellows. Of these, only one was female, and she was from the United States. There were four males from American universities, The other researchers included men from a Japanese university, a Swiss university and a Canadian university. There were no research fellows, male or female, from this country. During the December 2011 fundraising appeal, no Serbians, men or women, were featured are part of the appeal.

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The official language in Slovenia is Slovene, which is a member of the South Slavic language group. In 2002, Slovene was the native language of around 88% of Slovenia's population according to the census, with more than 92% of the Slovenian population speaking it in their home environment. This places Slovenia among the most homogeneous countries in the EU in terms of the share of speakers of predominant mother tongue.

Wikipedia

In January 2012 Slovene language Wikipedia rank 34 out of 280 languages Wikipedia, with 13,3 million page view per month. As of December 2011, there are 21 very active users (more than 100 edits per month) and 173 active users (five edits per month) in the Slovene Wikipedia.[384] According to Alexa, Wikipedia is the 6th most popular site in Slovenia.

Slovenian women perspective to free knowledge
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Women in Slovenia
  • Compared to other member states in the European Union, the position of women in Slovenia is slightly better with female employment rate of 61.8%, while in the EU it is 57.2%. Moreover, Slovenia has the second smallest gender pay gap among EU members which is 8.5% in 2008. The EU average for gender gap in the same year is estimated at 17.5 %.[385] [386]
The Foundation

During the December 2011 fundraising appeal, no Slovenian, men or women, were featured as part of the appeal. During the 2011 Summer of Research, the WMF hired eight research fellows. Of these, only one was female, and she was from the United States. There were four males from American universities, The other researchers included men from a Japanese university, a Swiss university and a Canadian university. There were no research fellows, male or female, from this country.

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South Africa has eleven official languages, they are Afrikaans, English, Ndebele, Northern Sotho, Sotho, Swazi, Tswana, Tsonga, Venda, Xhosa and Zulu. While all the languages are formally equal, some languages are spoken more than others. According to the 2001 National Census, the three most spoken first home languages are Zulu (23.8%), Xhosa (17.6%), and Afrikaans (13.3%). Despite the fact that English is recognised as the language of commerce and science, it was spoken by only 8.2% of South Africans at home in 2001, an even lower percentage than in 1996 (8.6%).

Wikimedia South Africa is the country's national chapter.[387]. Several women are on the chapter's board. Currently the chapter is planning a regional conference in the near future.

Wikipedia
  • In January 2012 Afrikaans language Wikipedia rank 57 out of 280 languages Wikipedia, with 3,2 million page view per month. It has 20 active wikipedians (five edits per month) while there are 7 very active wikipedians (more than 100 edits per month) in December 2011.[388]

In December 2011, there were 2,180 women of all ages from South Africa who were interested in Wikipedia.[389] In December 2011, according to Alexa, Wikipedia was ranked the 9th most popular site in the country.[390]

South African women perspective to free knowledge
  • The number of women in the Science, Engineering and Technology sector remains significantly low though there is a steady increase in the number of graduating female students and more women than men graduate.
Women in South Africa
  • The legacy of the matriarchy in South Africa is a formidable, dynamic act of strength and courage in pioneering, transforming and affirming women’s rights and freedoms. One of the defining moments in the history of this legacy is the 1956, 20 000 strong Women’s March to the Union Buildings, rejecting Pass-Laws, delivering a memorandum to then Prime Minister, Mr. J.G Strydom. The women sang the freedom song, ‘Wathint’ abafazi Strijdom, wathint’ imbokodo, uza kufa”, translated, “you strike the women Strijdom you strike a rock, you will be crushed, you will die”

South Africa as a signatory to several International Conventions pertinent to the Protection of Women and Gender Equity has developed and enacted several pieces of legislation to motivate for a further commitment to address the past and present challenges of patriarchal attitudes and the traditional practices therein, that threaten the well being and development of women and the girl child. It is said, “That the longevity of any society is in direct relation to the level of how women are enabled to contribute to the growth and sustainability of that society”. A Ministry of Women, Children and Persons with Disabilities was created to reframe Gender Policy and establish a National agenda to substantially improve the quality of living for women and the girl child. Bridging the Gender Gap requires far more support than Acts of Parliament to enable women to fully participate in the mainstream economy. Achieving this is challenged by; 1. Entrenched patriarchal attitudes; 2. Inadequate awareness and religious/cultural perceptions of the rights of women, children and persons with disabilities, including the rights and respect for Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals and Transexuals with the increase of incidences of "Corrective Rape" as a direct result. 3. High dropout rate of girl children, predominantly due to pregnancy and literacy among women. Inadequate skills development and transference programs that addresses the skills shortages Generally, all racial and ethnic groups in South Africa have long-standing beliefs concerning gender roles, and most are based on the premise that women are less important, or less deserving of power, than men. Most African traditional social organizations are male centered and male dominated. Even in the 1990s, in some rural areas of South Africa, for example, wives walk a few paces behind their husbands in keeping with traditional practices. Afrikaner religious beliefs, too, include a strong emphasis on the theoretically biblically based notion that women's contributions to society should normally be approved by, or be on behalf of, men. Anglo-Africans tend to be the most liberal group, including on issues pertaining to gender roles. 20th century economic and political developments presented South African women with both new obstacles and new opportunities to wield influence. For example, labor force requirements in cities and mining areas have often drawn men away from their homes for months at a time, and, as a result, women have borne many traditionally male responsibilities in the village and home. Women have had to guarantee the day-to-day survival of their families and to carry out financial and legal transactions that otherwise would have been reserved for men.

The Foundation

In August 2010, The Foundation initiate Wikimedia South Africa, kickoff Workshop. In 2007, iCommons and the Wikimedia Foundation organised a Wikipedia Academy in Johannesburg, while a group of Wikimedians started to put together a bid for Wikimania. Achal, with the help of Kerryn McKay and Daniela Faris of the African Commons Project [1], advertised the idea of a workshop to kick off a South African chapter, and invited various wikipedians and otherwise interested people (FOSS activists, users of Wikipedia, non-profit experienced people) to participate in a workshop destined to kick off a South African chapter. This initiative was combined with an Innovation Series function where Jimmy Wales was invited to speak to corporates and SMEs at a function.

During the December 2011 fundraising appeal, no South Africans, men or women,were featured are part of the appeal. During the 2011 Summer of Research, the WMF hired eight research fellows. Of these, only one was female, and she was from the United States. There were four males from American universities, The other researchers included men from a Japanese university, a Swiss university and a Canadian university. There were no research fellows, male or female, from this country.

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한국어 위키프로젝트 상에서 사용자들이 표기한 성별의 차이 그래프

Korean is the official language of both North and South Korea, and (along with Mandarin) of Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture in Manchuria area of China. Worldwide, there are up to 80 million speakers of the Korean language. South Korea has around 50 million speakers while North Korea around 23 million. Currently the country doesn't have a wikimedia chapter and the effort to established one is unknown.

한국어는 대한민국과 조선민주주의인민공화국의 공식 언어이며, 중국 대륙에서 만주 지역의 (표준 중국어와 함께) 연변 조선족 자치주의 언어입니다. 전세계적으로, 한국어의 8천만 이상의 화자있습니다. 대한민국에는 5천만 정도의 화자가 있으며, 반대로 조선민주주의인민공화국에는 2천 3백만 정도의 화자가 있습니다. 현재 해당 국가에는 위키미디아 지부가 없으며, 창립을 위한 활동은 미정입니다.

Wikipedia | 위키백과

In January 2012 Korean language Wikipedia rank 18 out of 280 Wikipedia languages with 56,7 million page view. It has 750 active contributors (more than five edits per months) and 110 very active contributors (more than 100 edits per months) for December 2011. In December 2011, there were 1,680 women of all ages from South Korea who were interested in Wikipedia.[391] In December 2011, according to Alexa, Wikipedia was ranked the 13th most popular site in the country.[392].

Volunteer projects, popularity, readership, and contribution

In May 2011, Wikipedia takes Jeongdong was held. Over 120 pictures were uploaded to Commons as part of the picture taking Wikipedia takes Jeongdong. In December 2011, according to Alexa, Wikibooks was ranked the 4,980th most popular site in the country.[393]

South Korean women perspective to free knowledge / 대한민국 여성 관점에서의 자유로운 지식
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Women in South Korea / 대한민국에서의 여성
  • Women in South Korea have experienced great social change in recent years following the miracle on the Han River, the country's rapid economic growth under the capitalist dictator Pak Chung-hee, and resultant increases in women's education and rights. Despite recent moves in favor of equality, Korea remains a highly patriarchal society. By 1987 there were ten institutions of higher education for women including universities, colleges, and junior colleges; women accounted for approximately 28 percent of total enrollment in higher education. There were approximately 262,500 women students in colleges and universities in 1987. However, only about 16 percent of college and university teachers were women in 1987. The growing number of women receiving a college education has meant that their sex role differs from that of their mothers and grandmothers. Many college-educated women plan independent careers and challenge the right of parents to choose a marriage partner.
The Foundation | 재단

Korea is one of the country that being visited part of WMF East Asia tour beside Japan and Philippines. During the December 2011 fundraising appeal, no Koreans, men or women, were featured are part of the appeal. During the 2011 Summer of Research, the WMF hired eight research fellows. Of these, only one was female, and she was from the United States. There were four males from American universities, The other researchers included men from a Japanese university, a Swiss university and a Canadian university. There were no research fellows, male or female, from this country.

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Charla sobre edición en Wikipedia, impartida por Elisardojm no edificio de servizos múltiples de Aceda da Ma, concello de Culleredo, A Coruña.

Spain official language is Spanish, while there are several co-official regional languages such as Basque, Catalan/Valencian, Galician and Occitan. Wikimedia España is the country's national chapter.[394]. Currently, there is one woman on the board of Wikimedia España.

Wikipedia
Other projects
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Differences in accounts on Catalan wiki projects where users explicitly state their gender.
In December 2011, according to Alexa, Wikinews was ranked the 36,670th most popular site in the country.[398] A December 2011 search on Spanish Wikinews for España mujeres found 87 articles that mentioned both words.[399] A December 2011 search on Portuguese Wikinews for mulheres Espanha found 22 articles that mentioned both words.[400] . On Commons 16.46% users indicated they're female. The most popular interface language after English is Spanish with 108166 users. With a large gap, French is 2nd with 46961 users and German 3rd with 35982 users. The large population of Spanish users on Commons is probably the result of local uploads on Spanish Wikipedia being disabled.
Spanish women perspective to free knowledge
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Women in Spain
  • Data unavailable
The Foundation

During the December 2011 fundraising appeal, no Spaniards, men or women, were featured as part of the appeal. During the 2011 Summer of Research, the WMF hired eight research fellows, none of whom were from Spain. In 2011 Amical Viquipedia association receive 3150 Euros for building digital community grant from WMF.

Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden[edit]

The Chapter and Offline Participation

In 2011 there where two females (and seven males) in the Wikimedia Sverige board. The chapter itself has already done a lot of outreach projects.

Distribution of articles by decade of birth.
Wikipedia

The Swedish language version of Wikipedia rank 13 out of 280 wikipedia languages with 101 million views per month. It has 830 active users (more than 5 edits per month) and 112 very active users (more than 100 edit per month) in December 2011.

Wikipedia is heavily used in Sweden, with 9 million inhabitants generating 4.4 million page views per day, or 131 million page views per month during 2011.[1] Of these page views, 40% go to the English Wikipedia, while 55% go to the Swedish language Wikipedia.[2] In December 2011, according to Alexa, Wikipedia was ranked the 6th most popular site in the country.[3] In December 2011, there were 4,180 women of all ages from Sweden who were interested in Wikipedia.[401]

In the Swedish language version of Wikipedia, separate categories for biographic articles by gender were introduced in 2008, which is how we know that there are four times as many articles about men (101,772) than articles about women (23,593). As shown by the graph, the ratio is 1:3 for living people (A), while it is 1:10 for the early 19th century (B). There is a project to write about notable women: sv:Wikipedia:Projekt kvinnor.

On English Wikipedia, there are 2 articles about roller derby leagues from this country. There are 3 articles about women's basketball teams in this country on French Wikipedia. There are 21 articles about women's association football clubs in this country on English Wikipedia. There are 66 articles about models from this country on English Wikipedia. Annika Sörenstam is an article about a Swedish golfer. It is an A-Class Article, one of the highest assessment types for articles on English Wikipedia.

Sweden women perspective to free knowledge
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Women in Sweden
  • 4 725 326 (50,2%)[4]
The Foundation

In 2007 The Foundation hired Lennart Guldbrandsson, at the time chair of Wikimedia Sverige board, as the fourth fellow. Wikimedia Sverige also has been receiving grant from the Foundation amounting USD 2000 in 2010 and 1,981,682 SEK in 2011. During the December 2011 fund raising appeal, no Swedes, men or women, were featured as part of the appeal.

References
  1. Wikistats: Wikimedia Traffic Analysis Report - Wikipedia Page Views Per Country - Overview.
  2. Wikistats: Wikimedia Traffic Analysis Report - Wikipedia Page Views Per Country - Breakdown
  3. Wikipedia.org, statistics from Alexa.
  4. SCB, 31 december 2010

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Switzerland official languages are German (63.7 %), French (20.4 %), Italian (6.5 %), Romansh[1] (0.5 %). Wikimedia CH is the country's national chapter.[402].

Wikipedia

It is unknown how many Switzerland contributor to German, French, Italian, and Romansh Wikipedia. While German (3rd), French (6th), and Italian (7th) are in the top ten wikipedias, the Romansh Wikipedia rank 183 out of 280 languages Wikipedia with 5 active users (more than five edits per month) and 0 very active users (more than 100 edits per months). In December 2011, there were 6,180 people and 2,480 women of all ages from Switzerland who were interested in Wikipedia on Facebook.[403] There are 3 articles about women's association football clubs in this country on English Wikipedia.

Switzerland women perspective to free knowledge
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Women in Switzerland
  • Data unavailable
The Foundation

The Foundation and Wikimedia CH in 2011 sign a fund raising agreement, channeling some of the funding received from Switzerland based donation back to the chapter. During the December 2011 fundraising appeal, no Swiss, men or women, were featured as part of the appeal. During the 2011 Summer of Research, the WMF hired eight research fellows. Of these, only one was female, and she was from the United States. There were four males from American universities, The other researchers included men from a Japanese university, a Swiss university and a Canadian university. There were no female research fellows from this country.

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Arabic is the official language and Syrian Arabic is most widely spoken. Kurdish (in its Kurmanji form) is widely spoken in the Kurdish regions of Syria. Many educated Syrians also speak English and French. Armenian and Turkish (South Azeri dialect) are spoken among the Armenian and Turkmen minorities. Before the advent of Arabic, Aramaic was the lingua franca of the region and is still spoken among Arameans and Assyrians. Syriac is used as the liturgical language of various Syriac denominations. Most remarkably, Western Neo-Aramaic is still spoken in the village of Ma`loula, and two neighbouring villages, 35 miles (56 km) northeast of Damascus.

Wikipedia

It is unknown how many Syrian contributed to both Arabic language or Kurdish language. However Arabic Wikipedia rank 15 out of 280 languages Wikipedia and it has 576 active users (more than 5 edits per month) and 70 very active users (more than 100 edits per month). Kurdish Wikipedia rank 83 out of 280 languages Wikipedia. It has 5 very active users and 14 active users.

Syrian women perspective to free knowledge
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Women in Syria
  • Gender equality is guaranteed under Syria's constitution however critics say that personal statutes laws and the penal code discriminate against women and girls. According to human rights organizations such as Human Rights Watch, Syria's human rights situation is among the worst in the world while Freedom House ranked Syria "Not Free" in its annual Freedom in the World survey.
The Foundation

During the December 2011 fundraising appeal, no Syrians, men or women, were featured as part of the appeal. During the 2011 Summer of Research, the WMF hired eight research fellows. Of these, only one was female, and she was from the United States. There were four males from American universities, The other researchers included men from a Japanese university, a Swiss university and a Canadian university. There were no research fellows, male or female, from this country.

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The official language of Thailand is Thai, it is the principal language of education and government and spoken throughout the country. It is written in the Thai alphabet, an abugida script that evolved from the Khmer script. English is a mandatory school subject, but the number of fluent speakers remains very low, especially outside the cities. Currently there are no Thailand Chapter of Wikimedia and a Thailand user in Australia expressing interest to established one during RecentChangesCamp, Canberra in 2012.

Wikipedia

In January 2012 Thai Wikipedia rank 21 out of 280 languages Wikipedia. In December 2011, the number of very active users (more than 100 edits per month) in Thai Wikipedia consist of 35 users while there are 262 active users (five edits per month).[404] In December 2011, there were 4,180 people and ,800 women of all ages from Thailand who were interested in Wikipedia.[405] In December 2011, according to Alexa, Wikipedia was ranked the 11th most popular site in the country.[406]

Volunteer projects, popularity, readership, and contribution

In December 2011, according to Alexa, Wikinews was ranked the 30,289th most popular site in the country.[407]

Thai women perspective to free knowledge
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Women in Thailand
  • Women in Thailand were among the first women in Asia who were granted the right to vote in 1932. However, they are still underrepresented in Thai politics. Factors that affect women's participation in the socio-economic field include "inadequate gender awareness in the policy and planning process" and social stereotyping. Despite of the absence of legal limitations to women participating in the politic arena of Thailand, the factors that impeded the rise of women in political activities include structural barriers, cultural impediments, lower educational attainments, lower socio-economic status, and power-sharing issues with the opposite sex. In the realm of entrepreneurship, Thailand’s female population comprised 47% of the country’s workforce, which makes up the highest percentage of working women in the region of the Asia-Pacific. However, these women are also confronted by hiring discrimination and gender inequality in relation to wages because of being "concentrated in lower-paying jobs".
The Foundation

During the December 2011 fundraising appeal, no Thai, men or women, were featured are part of the appeal.

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The official language of Tunisia is Arabic. There is also a small minority of speakers of Shelha, a Berber language. Due to the former French occupation, French also plays a major role in the country, despite having no official status, it is widely used in education (e.g., as the language of instruction in the sciences in secondary school), the press, and in business. Most Tunisians are able to speak it. Due to Tunisia's proximity to Italy and the large number of Italian Tunisians, Italian is understood and spoken by a small part of the Tunisian population.

Wikipedia

Tunisia accounts for 3.1% of all traffic to Arabic Wikipedia.[408] Tunisia accounts for 1.1% of all traffic to French Wikipedia.[409]

Tunisian women perspective to free knowledge
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Women in Tunisia
  • Back when Tunisia was still a colony of France, the majority of Tunisian women were veiled, uneducated and performed the domestic duties required by husbands and fathers. However, with the onset of the country’s independence movement, a voice for equality between men and women emerged. By the early twentieth century, many urban families were educating their daughters. When Tunisia gained its independence in 1956, the country’s founder—Habib Bourguiba—discussed repeatedly the need to include all persons in Tunisian society. In 1956, he instituted secular freedoms such as access to higher education, the right to file for divorce, and certain job opportunities while still declaring that Tunisia was an Islamic State. Now, women in Tunisia have enjoyed these freedoms and rights, rights that are often denied to women in neighboring countries. However, women in Tunisia live within an oscillating society that at times encourages strict abidance to Islamic law.
The Foundation

During the December 2011 fundraising appeal, there was no one from this country that was featured as part of the appeal. During the 2011 Summer of Research, the WMF hired eight research fellows. Of these, only one was female, and she was from the United States. There were four males from American universities, The other researchers included men from a Japanese university, a Swiss university and a Canadian university. There were no research fellows, male or female, from this country.

Flag of Turkey.svg Turkey[edit]

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Turkey official language is Turkish though Ethnologue lists many minority languages some of which are spoken by large numbers of people. According to the CIA World Factbook, the Turkish language is spoken by about 70–75% of Turkey's population, while Kurdish is spoken by approximately 18%. This country has no Wikimedia chapter and effort to established one is unknown.

Wikipedia

In January 2012 Turkish Wikipedia rank 12 out of 280 language Wikipedia with 110 million views per month. As for active users (five edits per month) there are 462 users in December 2011 and 67 very active users per month (more than 100 edit per month). Kurdish Wikipedia rank 83 out of 280 languages Wikipedia. It has 5 very active users and 14 active users. It is unknown how many active/ very active users in this wikipedia reside in Turkey. In December 2011, there were 7,360 women of all ages from Turkey who were interested in Wikipedia.[410] According to Alexa, Wikipedia was ranked the 13th most popular site in the country in December 2011.[411]

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Turkish women perspective to free knowledge
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Women in Turkey
  • Turkish women continue to struggle with gender gap, especially in the more conservative regions where traditional Islamic values are seen by some as impeding their social advancement. Female illiteracy is a major issue in Turkey, with 1 out of 5 women being unable to read or write. Illiteracy is particularly prevalent among rural women, who are often not sent to school as girls. The government and various other foundations are engaged in education campaigns in Southeastern Anatolia to improve the rate of literacy and education levels of women. A 2008 poll by the Women Entrepreneurs Association of Turkey showed that almost half of urban Turkish women believe economic independence for women is unnecessary reflecting, in the view of psychologist Leyla Navaro, a heritage of patriarchy. In 1980s, when women's movement gained impetus all over the world, there observed an increase in the number of voluntary women institutions established in Turkey. Through the mobilization of the general public, these women's institutions have played a significant part in leading the amendment and abolition of certain items discriminating women in both Civil Law and Penal Code and also have taken an active part in their consciousness-raising endeavors on women' problems. In recent years, alongside with the increase in the number of the centers for helping women who were victims of violence or abused, it is noticeable that the associations with special tasks of supporting and reinforcing the women's participation in politics have also come into being.
The Foundation

During the December 2011 fundraising appeal, no Turks, men or women, were featured are part of the appeal. During the 2011 Summer of Research, the WMF hired eight research fellows. Of these, only one was female, and she was from the United States. There were four males from American universities, The other researchers included men from a Japanese university, a Swiss university and a Canadian university. There were no research fellows, male or female, from this country.

Flag of Ukraine.svg Ukraine[edit]

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Wikimedia Ukraine Annual General Meeting 2011

According to the Constitution, the state language of Ukraine is Ukrainian. Russian, which was the de facto official language of the Soviet Union, is widely spoken, especially in eastern and southern Ukraine. According to the 2001 census, 67.5 percent of the population declared Ukrainian as their native language and 29.6 percent declared Russian. Most native Ukrainian speakers know Russian as a second language. Ukrainian is mainly spoken in western and central Ukraine. In western Ukraine, Ukrainian is also the dominant language in cities (such as Lviv). In central Ukraine, Ukrainian and Russian are both equally used in cities, with Russian being more common in Kiev, while Ukrainian is the dominant language in rural communities. In eastern and southern Ukraine, Russian is primarily used in cities, and Ukrainian is used in rural areas.

Wikipedia

In December 2011, according to Alexa, Wikipedia was ranked the 9th most popular site in the country.[412] The number of very active users (more than 100 edits per month) in Ukranian Wikipedia is 127 users in December 2011 while there are 707 active users (five edits per month).[413] In December 2011, there were 360 women of all ages from Ukraine who were interested in Wikipedia on Facebook.[414]

Volunteer projects, popularity, readership, and contribution

In December 2011, according to Alexa, Wikinews was ranked the 20,487th most popular site in the country.[415]

In December 2011, Wikiversity was ranked the 20,570th most popular site in the country.[416]

In December 2011, according to Alexa, Wikibooks was ranked the 2,270th most popular site in the country.[417]

Ukranian women perspective to free knowledge
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Women in Ukraine
  • Women in Ukraine have equal constitutional rights as men in the economic, political, cultural and social fields, as well as in the family. Women make up 54% of the population of Ukraine and 45% of its labor force. Over 60% of all Ukrainian women have higher education (college level and above). However, the unemployment rate of women is very high compared to men with the same educational background (80% of all unemployed in Ukraine are women), not to mention the extensive hidden unemployment among women. Labor laws establish the legal equality of men and women, including equal pay for equal work, a principle that generally was observed. However, industries dominated by female workers had the lowest relative wages and were the ones most likely to be affected by wage arrears.
The Foundation

During the December 2011 fundraising appeal, no Ukranians, men or women, were featured are part of the appeal. During the 2011 Summer of Research, the WMF hired eight research fellows. Of these, only one was female, and she was from the United States. There were four males from American universities, The other researchers included men from a Japanese university, a Swiss university and a Canadian university. There were no research fellows, male or female, from this country.

Flag of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom[edit]

The Chapter

At the present, there are no women on the board of Wikimedia UK. Panyd is a chapter volunteer who has specifically been working on women's outreach in the United Kingdom. Some of this outreach has been done at Geek Girl Dinners. Panyd has been attempting to connect with other women around the world to try to help them do similar out reach to women at Geek Girl events. Wikimedia UK has members putting together a bid to host Wikimania. This bid group has at least one female volunteer.

Wikipedia

In December 2011, there were 135,340 women of all ages from United Kingdom who were interested in Wikipedia on Facebook.[418] In December 2011, according to Alexa, Wikipedia was ranked the 9th most popular site in the country.[419] In the period between November 2010 and October 2011, 5.6% of all Wikipedia traffic was from this country.[420] Panyd is also involved in administering Did you knows, and is an administrator on English Wikipedia.

Articles on English Wikipedia

In the period between December 25, 2010 and December 25, 2011, the top 150 pages on English were recorded. Of these, 23 were biographies about women. Fourteen of these were about Americans, six were about Brits, one was about a Russian, one about someone from Barbados, and one about someone from Trinidad and Tobago.

Article Visits/Hour Class From Total edits from top contributor Location of top contributor Gender of top contributor
Amy_Winehouse 1664 B United Kingdom 570 United States Unknown
Lady_Gaga 1236 GA United States 653 India Male
Adele_(singer) 1025 C United Kingdom 263 United States Unknown
Selena_Gomez 959 C United States 316 Unknown Unknown
Kim_Kardashian 836 B United States 136 Canada Female
Elizabeth_II 809 GA United Kingdom 565 Unknown Unknown
Nicki_Minaj 807 C Trindad and Tobago 116 Unknown Unknown
Rihanna 779 B Barbados 643 Unknown Unknown
Elizabeth_Taylor 764 B United Kingdom 126 United States Unknown
Mila_Kunis 670 B Russia 116 United States Male
Kate_Middleton 664 B United Kingdom 123 Unknown Unknown
Katy_Perry 616 GA United States 243 Philippines Unknown
Natalie_Portman 589 GA United States 136 Unknown Unknown
Jennifer_Lopez 580 B United States 472 Unknown Unknown
Rebecca_Black 574 B United States 66 Unknown Unknown
Britney_Spears 512 GA United States 648 Unknown Unknown
Miley_Cyrus 505 B United States 466 Unknown Unknown
Angelina_Jolie 492 FA United States 260 Germany Unknown
Beyoncé_Knowles 485 GA United States 671 Unknown Unknown
Death_of_Caylee_Anthony 469 B United States 337 United States Female
Diana,_Princess_of_Wales 462 B United Kingdom 168 United Kingdom Unknown
Taylor_Swift 429 C United States 129 United States Male
Jennifer_Aniston 428 B United States 202 United States Male

On English Wikipedia, there are 18 articles about UK roller derby leagues. Netball is one of the most popular women's participation sports in former and current Commonwealth countries. There are two categories and three articles about netball in England. There is one article about netball in Northern Ireland. There is one category and three articles about netball in Scotland. There is one category and three articles about netball in Wales. There are three articles about women's basketball teams in the UK.

Top visited UK female-related content is not being primarily supported by British women.

On English Wikipedia, there are articles about United Kingdom women that have been assessed as Good Articles, including the article about English footballer Katie Chapman, English tennis player Laura Robson, English cricket Izzy Westbury and Welsh cricketer Steph Davies.

Wikinews

In December 2011, according to Alexa, Wikinews was ranked the 34,819th most popular site in the country.[421] On Portuguese Wikinews, there are no women active from this country. This may be a result of several factors, including the language and because Portuguese Wikinews only has an active editing community of five people, one of whom is a woman. There are no female British administrators on wikinews, nor are there any British women who are wikinews accredited reporters. A December 2011 search on Spanish Wikinews for Reino Unido mujeres found 33 articles that mentioned both words.[422] A December 2011 search on Portuguese Wikinews for mulheres Reino Unido found 21 articles that mentioned both words.[423]

Wikibooks

In December 2011, according to Alexa, Wikibooks was ranked the 3,365th most popular site in the country.[424]

Wiktionary

On English Wiktionary, there are two male bureaucrats from the United Kingdom but no female bureaucrats from the country.[425]

Wikiversity

There has been one woman from the United Kingdom has been active and visible on English Wikiversity.

Commons

There are 3 categories and 8 pictures of women's association football and 4 pictures of the women's national cricket team.

Other projects

There is at least one male bureaucrat from the United Kingdom on MediaWiki.Org. There does not appear to be a British female who holds a similar position.[426]

The Foundation

During the 2011 Summer of Research, the WMF hired eight research fellows. Of these, only one was female, and she was from the United States. There were four males from American universities, The other researchers included men from a Japanese university, a Swiss university and a Canadian university. There were no research fellows, male or female, from this country.

Flag of the United States.svg United States[edit]

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West Coast WikiConference in San Francisco, CA to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Wikipedia. Holding up ten fingers.

English Wikipedia is the fifth most popular website in the United States.[427]

Chapters

The United States has two active Wikimedia chapters: Wikimedia NYC and Wikimedia DC. Wikimedia NYC is active in regional outreach, and has successfully brought new female editors to Wikipedia through these programs. Wikimedia DC has also found success with outreach events and activities, and has the distinction of having three female Wikimedians on the Board of Directors. [428]

Wikimedia Foundation

The Wikimedia Foundation president is Sue Gardner (who is actually Canadian!). The Foundation employees 34 female staff and contractors (2 not listed currently), making them a unique leader in the open source technical community. Many are active Wikimedians as well, and/or have long standing histories within education, science and open source technology. [429]

The US serves as the home-base for the Wikimedia Foundation, in San Francisco, California. Phoebe Ayers and Kat Walsh are members of the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees. Ayers lives and works in California, while Walsh, in the Washington, D.C. metro area. Both also have long histories of contributing to Wikipedia and related projects.

The 2011 Wikimedia Fundraiser is known for its unique tool of using written appeals to attract donors. While a number of women were featured, four women who live in the United States were featured on the front pages of Wikimedia projects around the world.[430]

The Wikimedia Foundation developed the 2011 Summer of Research, and had one female participant, researcher Melanie Kill, in the program. The leading team for the project had three staff members, including Maryana.

Wikimedia contributors

Wikimedia has a number of active female contributors, some which hold administrator, arbitration, and related titles. Highly active female contributors include, but are not limited too (please add yourself or someone you know!):

  • FloNight; an administrator who has also served on Arbcom. She's been mentioned on the The Colbert Report due to her contributions!
  • LoriLee; the second Wikipedian in Residence and the longest serving resident, she was recently appointed as the first US Cultural Partnerships Coordinator.
  • Jgmikulay; is a college professor from Wisconsin who was one of the first professors to embrace the ambassador program in the US. She was a co-founder of WikiProject Public art and has worked with students at her women's college to develop WikiProject Lights Camera Wiki, which has had numerous videos created by female contributors uploaded to Wikimedia Commons.
  • Dvortygirl is an admin and a bureaucrat on Wikitionary.
  • Awadeit has contributed to a whopping 35 featured articles on English Wikipedia, and numerous good articles, mainly related to women's literature. She was also a guest on English Wikipedia's podcast, Wikipedia Weekly.
  • Cindamuse is a part of Global Education's Ambassador Steering Committee, and is also an online ambassador for the program. She also has often overlooked Wikipedia powers such as rollback, reviewer, and file mover rights.
  • Fluffernutter is a highly active administrator on English Wikipedia and is also an online ambassador. She's active offline as well and is a member of WM NY and attends events when time permits. She also has been a guest on Wikipedia Weekly.
  • Aude is the president of Wikimedia DC. She's an admin on English Wikipedia, and is highly active in GLAM Outreach, helping to develop relationships between Wikimedia and the Smithsonian Institution. When not editing, she's serving as sponsorship director for Wikimania 2012 and an active leader in the OpenStreetMap project.
  • Carolmooredc has been editing English Wikipedia since 2006, she's a 60+ year old editor active in politically charged subjects; both as a Wikipedia writer and an offline activist.
  • Moonriddengirl has been an English Wikipedian since 2008 and in 2011 she became the community liaison for the Wikimedia Foundation (a temporary position). She has created over 373 Wikipedia articles.
  • Sarah Stierch has served as the Wikipedian-in-Residence at the Archives of American Art, and is currently a Community Fellow at the Wikimedia Foundation focusing on the gendergap on Wikimedia projects. She's also an active content contributor on the English Wikipedia as well as the Wikimedia Commons.

In the United States, two women served as Wikipedians in Residence at cultural organizations as part of the GLAMWIKI outreach movement. The Wikimedia Campus Ambassador program also has 29 female participants from the US[431], and has worked wonders to bring female contributors to Wikipedia; however has struggled to retain those contributors.

United States related on Wikipedia

In December 2011, according to Alexa, Wikipedia was ranked the 7th most popular site in the country.[432] In December 2011, there were 176,800 women of all ages from United States who were interested in Wikipedia on Facebook.[433] The first featured article about a woman on English Wikipedia was about the American Nella Larsen.[434] The second featured article about a woman on English Wikipedia was also about an American woman, Martha Stewart.[435]On English Wikipedia, there are articles about roller derby leagues from 42 different states, with New York and Texas having 8 roller derby league articles each. Netball is one of the most popular women's participation sports in former and current Commonwealth countries. There are 2 articles about netball in this country on English Wikipedia.

In the period between December 25, 2010 and December 25, 2011, the top 150 pages on English were recorded. Of these, 23 were biographies about women. 14 of these were about Americans, 6 were about Brits, 1 was about a Russian, 1 about someone from Barbados and 1 about someone from Trinidad and Tobago.

Article Visits/Hour Class From Total edits from top contributor Location of top contributor Gender of top contributor
Amy_Winehouse 1664 B United Kingdom 570 United States Unknown
Lady_Gaga 1236 GA United States 653 India Male
Adele_(singer) 1025 C United Kingdom 263 United States Unknown
Selena_Gomez 959 C United States 316 Unknown Unknown
Kim_Kardashian 836 B United States 136 Canada Female
Elizabeth_II 809 GA United Kingdom 565 Unknown Unknown
Nicki_Minaj 807 C Trindad and Tobago 116 Unknown Unknown
Rihanna 779 B Barbados 643 Unknown Unknown
Elizabeth_Taylor 764 B United Kingdom 126 United States Unknown
Mila_Kunis 670 B Russia 116 United States Male
Kate_Middleton 664 B United Kingdom 123 Unknown Unknown
Katy_Perry 616 GA United States 243 Philippines Unknown
Natalie_Portman 589 GA United States 136 Unknown Unknown
Jennifer_Lopez 580 B United States 472 Unknown Unknown
Rebecca_Black 574 B United States 66 Unknown Unknown
Britney_Spears 512 GA United States 648 Unknown Unknown
Miley_Cyrus 505 B United States 466 Unknown Unknown
Angelina_Jolie 492 FA United States 260 Germany Unknown
Beyoncé_Knowles 485 GA United States 671 Unknown Unknown
Death_of_Caylee_Anthony 469 B United States 337 United States Female
Diana,_Princess_of_Wales 462 B United Kingdom 168 United Kingdom Unknown
Taylor_Swift 429 C United States 129 United States Male
Jennifer_Aniston 428 B United States 202 United States Male
United States on Wikinews

In December 2011, there were 220 women of all ages from United States who were interested in Wikinews on Facebook.[436] In December 2011, according to Alexa, Wikinews was ranked the 34,262th most popular site in the country.[437] On Portuguese Wikinews, there are no women active from this country. This may be a result of several factors, including the language and because Portuguese Wikinews only has an active editing community of five people, one of whom is a woman. A December 2011 search on Spanish Wikinews for Estados Unidos mujeres found 157 articles that mentioned both words.[438] A December 2011 search on Portuguese Wikinews for mulheres Estados Unidos found 101 articles that mentioned both words.[439]

United States on Wikibooks

In December 2011, according to Alexa, Wikibooks was ranked the 5,055th most popular site in the country.[440]

United States on Wiktionary

In December 2011, there were 80 women of all ages from United States who were interested in Wiktionary on Facebook.[441] A December 2011 search on Spanish Wikinews for Estados Unidos mujeres found 157 articles that mentioned both words.[442] A December 2011 search on Portuguese Wikinews for mulheres Estados Unidos found 101 articles that mentioned both words.[443]

Flag of Venezuela.svg Venezuela[edit]

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The Board of Wikimedia Venezuela registering its Bylways at the local Registrar in Caracas.

Venezuela official language is Spanish and languages spoken by Indigenous people from Venezuela. There are at least 40 languages around Venezuela. Other languages spoken by foreigners and their descendants are found in Venezuela, among the most important are Chinese, Italian, Catalan, Basque, Galician, Portuguese, Arabic, English and French. Some people who live next to the border of Brazil speak Portuguese.

Wikimedia Venezuela has at least one female on the board, Laura Fiorucci.

Wikipedia

In December 2011, there were 53,700 women of all ages from Venezuela who were interested in Wikipedia on Facebook.[444] In December 2011, according to Alexa, Wikipedia was ranked the 12th most popular site in the country.[445] In the period between November 2010 and October 2011, 5.5% of the traffic to Spanish Wikipedia was from this country.[446]

Other project

In December 2011, according to Alexa, Wikinews was ranked the 5,003th most popular site in the country.[447] A December 2011 search on English Wikinews for Women Venezuela found 4 articles that mentioned both words.[448]

In December 2011, according to Alexa, Wikibooks was ranked the 2,555th most popular site in the country.[449]

In December 2011, Wikiversity was ranked the 4,921th most popular site in the country.[450] There are no women from this country involved in leadership roles on English or German Wikiversity. Their participation is minimal to non-existent.

On Commons 16.46% users indicated they're female. The most popular interface language after English is Spanish with 108166 users. With a large gap, French is 2nd with 46961 users and German 3rd with 35982 users. The large population of Spanish users on Commons is probably the result of local uploads on Spanish Wikipedia being disabled.

Venezuela women perspective to free knowledge
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Women in Venezuela
  • The fight for gender equality in Venezuela amongst other depicted in the creation of The National Institute for Women (INAMUJER) in 2000, and also several campaigns for greater representation of women in elected positions. In 2007 Venezuela passed a "Law on the Right of Women to a Life Free of Violence", and instituted a number of other measures against domestic violence. In 2008 Amnesty International called the law "an example for the rest of the region," but noted that effective implementation would require political will and adequate resources.
The Foundation

During the December 2011 fundraising appeal, no Venezuelans, men or women, were featured are part of the appeal. During the 2011 Summer of Research, the WMF hired eight research fellows. Of these, only one was female, and she was from the United States. There were four males from American universities, The other researchers included men from a Japanese university, a Swiss university and a Canadian university. There were no research fellows, male or female, from this country.

Flag of Vietnam.svg Vietnam[edit]

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Vietnam Wikipedia Meetup in 2007
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Differences in accounts on Vietnamese wiki projects where users explicitly state their gender.

The official national language of Vietnam is Vietnamese, a tonal monosyllabic Mon–Khmer language which is spoken by the majority of the population. The Vietnamese developed their own set of characters, referred to as Chữ nôm. Other languages spoken in Vietnam is French and Russian. However, both languages are losing their popularity since in recent years English has become more popular as a second language.

Wikipedia

In January 2012 Vietnamese Wikipedia rank 27 out of 280 Wikipedia languages. The number of very active users (more than 100 edits per month) in Vietnamese Wikipedia consist of only 41 users compared to 291 active users (five edits per month) in December 2011.[451] The country currently does not have a Wikimedia chapter, and efforts to create one is unknown. In December 2011, there were 880 women of all ages from Vietnam who were interested in Wikipedia on Facebook.[452] According to Alexa, Wikipedia is the 23th most popular sites in Vietnam. [453] Vietnamese Wikipedia is visited by 61.9% of readers, while 32.4% visited English Wikipedia.[454]

Vietnamese women perspective to free knowledge
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Women in Vietnam
  • Vietnamese women had played a significant role in Vietnam's history during the Vietnam War from 1945 to 1975. They defend their country by taking roles such as village patrol guards, intelligence agents, propagandists, and military recruiters. By becoming "active participants" in the struggle to liberate their country from foreign occupation, Vietnamese women were able to free themselves from "centuries of Confucian influence that had made them second-class citizens". Historically, this character and spirit of Vietnamese women were first exemplified by the conduct of the Trung sisters, the “first historical figures” in the history of Vietnam who revolted against Chinese control. This trait is also epitomized in the old Vietnamese adage: "When war comes, even women have to fight", and its variation: "When the enemy is at the gate, the woman goes out fighting".
The Foundation

During the December 2011 fundraising appeal, no Vietnamese, men or women, were featured are part of the appeal. During the 2011 Summer of Research, the WMF hired eight research fellows. Of these, only one was female, and she was from the United States. There were four males from American universities, The other researchers included men from a Japanese university, a Swiss university and a Canadian university. There were no research fellows, male or female, from this country.