And... magically... just today, I got the query data thanks to Amanda, EricB and Roan ! Thanks a lot !

I copied it here :

So in the end, we had 160 unique participants alltogether !


Le 17/03/2017 à 14:11, Florence Devouard a écrit :
Hello everyone

Time for some feedback about the #16WikiWomen translation drive !

The #16WikiWomen translate-a-thon was largely successful ! It not only
contributed more content for Wikipedia, but also visibility about the
African women gap !

Some figures

* Overall, 116 articles have been created based on translation from the
English version.
* Out of those, 64 are basically a near equivalent of the master article
in terms of quality
* Additionally, 39 previously existing article versions have been improved
* The overall number of languages concerned is 44 (+ English)
* Several communities created local pages on their own wiki to
coordinate the effort (nice !)
* The most active linguistic communities to participate to produce high
quality content were French, Spanish, Catalan, Hebrew. We also had good
participation rates from Dutch, Portuguese, Punjabi, Swahili and very
cool content from Igbo, Yoruba, Creole Haitien etc. (please do not be
offended if I do not cite all languages ;))
* Half a dozen other articles were also suggested and though they raised
less interest from translators, they are now noticed...
* Whilst we have not been able to figure out exactly how many people
participated, 54 people self reported participating to the
translate-a-thon ! Awesome !

I hope everybody enjoyed it.

If I may share some "organizational feedback with you"

1) It is quite challenging to actually communicate with many linguistic
communities. As much as I was motivated, trying to actually post
information on a wiki where I do not recognise anything (like Hebrew or
Arabic ...)... very tough

2) I have not been able to identify someone who could help me do the
query that would allow to know how many people participated. I really
tried... but failed. I must say I found that very frustrating to know
that the info is out there but I do not have the skills to do the query
myself and not able to find someone to help within two months. Missing
something here

3) Much to my dismay, many people obviously did not use the translation
feature. I had put a very visible link though. Weird

Thank you to all those who participated or relayed the information about
the drive around.

Next steps: we plan to do... booksmarks... with the ladies biographies ;)


Le 20/02/2017 à 11:10, Florence Devouard a écrit :
In the run up to International Women’s Day on the 8th March, Wiki Loves
Women is launching the on-Wikipedia translation drive #16WikiWomen.

The idea is for Wikipedians to take 16 days to make translate the
Wikipedia biographies on 16 notable African women, into at least 16
languages (African or international languages).

The articles to be translated will be the biographies of African women.
The list of language can be, but is not limited to:
* International languages: Arabic, English, French, Spanish, Portuguese,
Mandarin, German
* African languages: Akan, Afrikaans, Igbo, Hausa, Wolof, Tswana, Zulu,
Xhosa, Shona, Swahili, Yoruba, Sudanese, Amharic, Tsonga, Ewe, Sesotho,

The list of the 16 women biographies that will be translated are:
* Malouma, a Mauritanian singer, songwriter and politician
* Nozizwe Madlala-Routledge, a South African politician. The best
initial version was in French
* Cri-Zelda Brits, a South African cricketer
* Anna Tibaijuka, a Tanzanian politician and former
under-secretary-general of the United Nations
* Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti, a Nigerian women’s rights activist
* Flora Nwapa, a Nigerian author who writes predominantly in Igbo
* Samia Yusuf Omar, Sprinter from Somalia
* Maggie Laubser, a South African painter
* Fatima Massaquoi, a pioneering educator from Liberia
* Frances Ames, a South African neurologist, psychiatrist, and human
rights activist
* Asmaa Mahfouz, a Egyptian activist. The best version is currently in
* Yaa Asantewaa, the legendary former Queen Mother of Ghana
* Fatou Bensouda, a Gambian lawyer
* Martha Karua, a Kenyan politician
* Chinwendu Ihezuo, a Nigerian professional footballer
* Nassima Saifi, a Paralympian athlete from Algeria

Please jump in ! And help relay this message accross communities !

If you wish to participate, please feel free to add your name and any
comments here :

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