Wikimedia CEE Meeting 2018/Programme/Submission/What can we learn from the feminist movement?

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Title of your proposal[edit]

What can we learn from the Feminist movement for knowledge equity?

Name(s) and/or username(s)[edit]

Asaf Bartov, Asaf (WMF)
Senior program officer, Wikimedia Foundation


  1. Strategic discussions:
    • Attracting new editors and creating comfortable conditions for them.
    • Implementation of Wikimedia 2030 strategy in the region.
    • Gender gap.

Type of submission (Please choose one)[edit]

  • Presentation with discussion (one-to-many + Q&A)


This talk will present some key lessons from the way the Feminist movement dealt with equity challenges over the years. I will draw explicit parallels to challenges we face, in knowledge representation, source selection, and countering bias. I will suggest things we could change or adapt in Wikimedia projects based on the accumulated wisdom and successes of the Feminist movement.

Expected outcomes[edit]

I hope attendees would adopt some feminist techniques to improve knowledge equity on Wikimedia projects (not just around gender).

Duration (without Q&A)[edit]

30 minutes

Specific requirements[edit]

Slides or further information[edit]

new Etherpad

video recording

Interested attendees (Please add yourself, and you may indicate your questions to the presenter).[edit]