Excellent work Netha.
Keep inspiring us with your awesome work!

On Sun, May 27, 2012 at 5:34 PM, Netha Hussain <nethahuss...@gmail.com>wrote:

>
> 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*
>>>
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> Blogs : *nethahussain.blogspot.com
> swethaambari.wordpress.com*
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