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Women's Day Edit-a-thon at Jnana Prabodhini, Pune on 9th March 2017

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On the occasion of World Women's Day, Women's Wikipedia edit-a-thon week is arranged across the world. The organisers collaborated with The Centre for Internet & Society-Access to Knowledge Program to conduct this workshop for women working in Culture & Indology sector.

Project Goal[edit]

The goal of this Wikipedia Workshop is to build resources in the field of Culture,Indology & women empowerment on Marathi Wikipedia and equip its participants with the process of contributing to Wikipedia, and to introduce it as a concept to them. Another focus of the workshop will be on adding references to existing articles.

Primary goals
  1. To introduce Wikipedia as an encyclopedia for research and a concept to new editors.
  2. To Promote Marathi Wikipedia Community & promote the use of regional languages in Wikipedia.
  3. To have an open interaction within the editors, existing as well as new.
  4. To spread the awareness of Wikipedia as a powerful tool.
  5. To develop articles on gender & culture related issues


Expert Trainers[edit]

  • Subodh Kulkarni, Program Associate - CIS-A2K
  • Aarya Joshi, Research scholar -Jnana Prabodhini
  • Ting-Yi Chang (Canada), Intern and research associate at CIS-A2K


Date : 9th March 2017
Time : 11am to 2PM
Place : Pune,Maharashtra,India
Venue : Jnana Prabodhini
Participants :


Following articles were created/edited -

  1. रुद्राणी (देवता)
  2. प्रियदर्शिनी कर्वे
  3. इंद्राणी (देवता)
  4. वेणाबाई
  5. कान्होपात्रा


  1. माधुरी करवडे
  2. चंदा पागे
  3. प्रीती जोशी
  4. मनिषा देशपांडे
  5. सुनीता गायकवाड
  6. मनीषा शेटे
  7. उज्ज्वला पवार