Thank you, Bishakha and Anirudh. We missed the presence of a Board of Trustee member here. I shall be very happy to share my experiences with you in detail. The other participants and chapters have also extended their help in launching gender sensitive projects in India. I will be writing my experiences in detail on my personal blogs also.
We have already got an offer from a Public library in Kerala to conduct an outreach program. Will try to get more women into it! Netha On Sun, May 27, 2012 at 4:07 AM, Anirudh Bhati <anirudh...@gmail.com> wrote: > thank you for the report, netha! hopefully, we'll see more women > participation focused workshops and meetups coming up in your hometown > soon! ;-) > > best, > anirudh > > On Sun, May 27, 2012 at 4:26 AM, Netha Hussain <nethahuss...@gmail.com>wrote: > >> Hola! >> >> Greetings from Buenos Aires! >> >> I am User: Netha Hussain (1), writing from Buenos Aires, Argentina. I was >> lucky to represent India in the WikiWomenCamp (2) and WikiGenero held here >> from 23-26 May 2012. My travel and accommodation were sponsored by >> Wikimedia Germany and Wikimedia Austria. The past four days had been >> fabulous, and I enjoyed being in the company of amazing women from >> different parts of the world. >> >> The conference was held in open space format with no agenda. Open space >> technology is called the 'wiki-way' of conducting conference as ideas are >> created by the way of discussing in groups and accepting contributions from >> all participants. I loved this, and I think we must try and use this >> methodology in Indian conferences too. We discussed about many issues which >> are primarily of concern to women, including mapping gender issues, >> edit-wars, GLAM, attracting women to Wikiprojects etc (3). We learned about >> the many projects launched in different countries for the increasing the >> participation of women in administration. >> >> I could present the Indian perspective of issues at the conference. Most >> participants were amazed to know about the diversity of Indian languages. I >> also spoke about the WikiConf-Mumbai 2011 and the results of the gendergap >> session organized in the conference. The working of the chapter was also >> explained, but it was disappointing to reveal that we did not have had any >> women member in the chapter ever since. >> >> We created a private mailing list for women to get support when dealing >> with harassment, took steps to create WikiChix, decided to print books on >> perspectives of women in various countries and discussed about conducting a >> WikiWomencamp with more participants the coming year. >> >> At WikiGenero which happened on 26th May, Sue Gardner delivered a keynote >> address which was very inspiring. The news about the camp was published in >> local newspapers. The notes are available on meta and photos on commons(4). >> At the conference, I could build contacts with many women from different >> parts of the world. I could learn many new things could also share my >> knowledge. It was a highly rewarding experience. >> >> (1) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Netha_Hussain >> (2) http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WikiWomenCamp >> (3) http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WikiWomenCamp/Agenda >> (4) http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:WikiWomenCamp_2012 >> >> Gracias! >> >> >> Sincerely >> >> Netha Hussain >> >> >> >> -- >> Netha Hussain >> Student of Medicine and Surgery >> Govt. Medical College, Kozhikode >> Blogs : *nethahussain.blogspot.com >> swethaambari.wordpress.com* >> >> >> >> _______________________________________________ >> Wikimediaindia-l mailing list >> Wikimediaindiaemail@example.com >> To unsubscribe from the list / change mailing preferences visit >> https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaindia-l >> >> > > _______________________________________________ > Wikimediaindia-l mailing list > Wikimediaindiafirstname.lastname@example.org > To unsubscribe from the list / change mailing preferences visit > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaindia-l > > -- Netha Hussain Student of Medicine and Surgery Govt. Medical College, Kozhikode Blogs : *nethahussain.blogspot.com swethaambari.wordpress.com*
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