About the project
Let’s make women*, trans and non-binary people more visible on Wikipedia! Only about 17% of all biographies on the English language Wikipedia are about women* – and an estimated 90% of all contributors to Wikipedia are men*, even though it is a volunteering project that is open to everybody. We want to change that! In this Wikipedia for Peace project, we will learn how to write Wikipedia articles and will get to know the inspiring biographies of amazing activists fighting for peace, environmental justice, LGBT+ rights, civil rights and other burning issues to make our planet a better place.
We will be a group of 20 young people living in Armenia, Austria, Germany and Spain. From 2nd to 10th August 2019, we will live together in a simple hostel in Kötschach-Mauthen, a small mountain village in the Austrian Alps. Our common language will be English. Apart from editing Wikipedia and discussing gender equality, we will cook together, go hiking and get to know each other. The camp is organised by Wikimedia Austria, the Austrian chapter of the worldwide non-profit foundation behind Wikipedia.
The project is funded by the Wikimedia Foundation with a Rapid Grant and the the European Commission through Erasmus+. That means, you don’t need to pay anything for accommodation and food and we will reimburse your travel and visa costs.
The European Commission support for the production of this publication does not constitute an endorsement of the contents which reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
Who can apply?
You can join this camp, if you fulfill these conditions:
- between 18 and 30 years old
- Living in Armenia, Austria, Germany or Spain
- Being interested in feminism, gender equality and social justice & enjoying writing
You don’t need to be experienced in Wikipedia, have any specific technical skills or speak perfect English – if you do, that’s great. We explicitly encourage people of all gender identities, sexual orientations, nationalities and ethnic backgrounds to apply.
How to apply
If you have any questions concerning the project, please contact the organizer User:Shikeishu at firstname.lastname@example.org.