Wikimedia CEE Meeting 2018/Programme/Submission/What can we learn from the feminist movement?
Title of your proposal
What can we learn from the Feminist movement for knowledge equity?
Name(s) and/or username(s)
- Asaf Bartov, Asaf (WMF)
- Senior program officer, Wikimedia Foundation
- 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)
- 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.
I hope attendees would adopt some feminist techniques to improve knowledge equity on Wikimedia projects (not just around gender).
Duration (without Q&A)