Thanks for sharing this Mia! Îm really glad to read that it can be an ongoing project and not just an equality token on March, 8.
I have a question: do you have a budget for transportation for people who want to attend and babysitting facilities? Could it be possible for organizers to get a volunteering certificate from the sweedish embassy as a kind of aknowledgement of the work done? Thank you for your commitment on these issues! Kind regards, Natacha / Nattes à chat > Le 21 févr. 2019 à 16:19, Mia Jacobsson <mia.jacobs...@wikimedia.se> a écrit : > > WikiGap 8 March 2019 > > > WikiGap is an initiative taken to close the gender gap and other gaps > relevant for diversity of Wikipedia. The initiative is made possible by a > cooperation between Wikimedia Sverige, the Swedish Ministry for Foreign > Affairs, Swedish embassies and Wikimedia affiliates, volunteers and local > organizations around the world. WikiGap was first organized in March 2018 > and now we would like to do it again. We are planning to organize several > Wikipedia edit-a-thons during 8 March 2019. The purpose of the edit-a-thons > is to create more articles about women to achieve a more gender-equal > Internet – and a more gender-equal world and by doing so reduce the gender > gap a bit. > > The 8 March is just the starting point of the campaign. If the embassy, > your local partner and you finds a better date to cooperate and implement a > WikiGap event during 2019 then that also works. > > Main page on Meta: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WikiGap > > The background to WikiGap 2019 > > The initiative started in March 2017 with a sister edit-a-thon in four > languages between the Swedish embassy in New Delhi and Stockholm > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/India-Sweden_edit-a-thon. > > During 2017 the Swedish embassies in Pretoria and Washington DC also > successfully hosted Wikipedia edit-a-thons with Wikimedia chapters. In 2018 > The Ministry of Foreign Affairs wanted to increase outreach and the number > of partnering Wikimedia affiliates and we decided to implement WikiGap 2018 > together. > > Together with the Ministry we have developed a toolkit for how embassies > should organise Wikipedia edit-a-thons, and they are committed to surfacing > the achievements of women in the world’s largest encyclopedia, in > partnership with Wikimedia affiliates and other local organisations. > > Changes from previous year > > This year we’re also going to have an online-competition which is called > the WikiGap Challenge during the first month of WikiGap. > > The WikiGap Challenge is an attempt to connect the individual events with > each other. It is also a possibility for the organizing Wikimedia > organizations and volunteers to highlight important women from their > context that they believe deserve articles on multiple languages. > > More information about the contest will be shared with local organizers > shortly > > and on the WikiGap Campaign portal on Meta. > > > How you can join? > > The WikiGap invites broad and diverse participation, just like last year, > and allows for local adaptations to the theme. If you think that you have > an interest in taking part of WikiGap but have any questions about the > implementation you can either contact the Swedish embassy in your country, > they have all the material that you need to make this event a success, or > you can send me a question – I’m more than happy to help you sort out some > question marks.I will be out of office February 25 to March 4 so please > send a copy of your request to i...@wikimedia.se and someone at the office > will get back to you as soon as possible. > > If you don’t think that you will be the main organizer of WikiGap in your > country or if you are a part of a larger team, I, as part of coordinating > the WikiGap, would like you to please help share this information with the > right individuals. > > Are you interested in taking part of WikiGap 2019? > > Please send me an email to confirm your interest. At the WikiGap portal > <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WikiGap> on Meta you can find a list of > WikiGap events <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WikiGap/Events>. Use this > space to find events and share details of your own WikiGap event, such as > user name of the organizer(s), your local theme and if you’re merging the > event with other wiki initiatives. > > Here you will find some more information about WikiGap: > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WikiGap/Events > > Join WikiGap on Programs & Events Dashboard to show impact > > We also have a WikiGap campaign 2019 > <https://outreachdashboard.wmflabs.org/campaigns/campaign_wikigap_2019/overview> > up on Programs & Events dashboard > <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Programs_%26_Events_Dashboard> to > facilitate running and keeping track of all events on various language > version. Please go in there and register your event as soon as possible. > > Please help us spread the word about WikiGap. > > Best Regards, > > Mia Jacobsson > > Wikimedia Sverige > > Coordinator for WikiGap 2019 > > > -- > *Mia Jacobsson* > Projektledare utbildning och lärande > Wikimedia Sverige > > Phone: +46(0)73-383 26 70 > Email: mia.jacobs...@wikimedia.se > Visiting address: Goto10, Hammarby Kaj 10D, 120 32 Stockholm > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l > New messages to: Wikimediaemail@example.com > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l New messages to: Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>