On 06.06.2015 20:30, Risker wrote:
I find it interesting that nobody seems all that worried about the FDC election (where 5 of 11 candidates got seats) or the FDC Ombud election (where both candidates came forward in the last 24 hours before nominations closed). These two elections suggest some pretty big underlying problems as well. Nobody seems all that upset that fewer than 10% of all the candidates for the 2015 elections were women - one of the lowest percentages ever - and that not a single woman was elected to any role for the first time in any election where more than one candidate was being elected. On the whole, despite having a fair number of candidates outside of the US and areas represented by large national chapters, not a single non-white, non-male candidate, not a single Asian, African or Latin American candidate was elected. We're pretty good at talking about diversity, but very poor at implementing it. Risker/Anne
The election's discrepancies of FDC and Ombud can be justified. The two committees are much technical and require some specific experience.
But it's important to stress that, excluding the two women looking for a re-election, there were 0 new women within the candidatures.
Even there were new candidates for different areas, probably with a low wikimedian experience, but what is really important is that no women submitted a new candidature even white, global north living, English speaker.
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