An Article on Wikipedia Gender-gap in 'The Independent'
http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/features/what-has-wikipedias-army-of-volunteer-editors-got-against-kate-middletons-wedding-gown-8050397.html



On Fri, Aug 10, 2012 at 3:01 PM, Bishakha Datta <bishakhada...@gmail.com>wrote:

> As discussed on the phone, I'm up for organizing something in Mumbai this
> Oct.
>
> More later,
> Bishakha
>
>
> On Fri, Aug 10, 2012 at 12:00 AM, Pradeep Mohandas <pr...@outlook.com>wrote:
>
>> Hi,
>>
>> It would be great to know if the women wikipedians in India have gotten
>> together and are doing something on this issue. I had expressed last year
>> an intention of doing a Wikipedia Women's Workshop in Mumbai, but this
>> became part of the WikiConference India program. Has there been any
>> specific actions taken beyond that?
>>
>> warm regards,
>> Pradeep Mohandas
>>
>> ------------------------------
>> Date: Thu, 9 Aug 2012 21:23:28 +0530
>> From: nethahuss...@gmail.com
>> To: wikimediaindia-l@lists.wikimedia.org
>> Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Wikipedia's gender gap
>>
>>
>> Interesting.
>>
>> *Only 9% of Wikipedia editors are females* - The number could be a bit
>> more or a bit less, as this conclusion is based on the gender preferences
>> given by the user in their account. [1] I am pretty sure that the figures
>> in most Indian language Wikipedias would be even lesser, considering that
>> women in our country have lesser access to the internet than those of the
>> West.
>>
>> We are yet to tap the potential of the millions of e-literate women of
>> our country who are have the basic skills to contribute to Wikipedia.
>> Considering that women can create more impact on other women, we need to
>> have more women from the community be active in outreach activities. I am
>> still hopeful that a day will come when the gender ratio in all Indic
>> Wikipedias would be close to 1:1!
>>
>> I'd request all Indian women Wikimedians on this list to add their names
>> to 
>> this<http://wiki.wikimedia.in/Geographical_distribution_of_Indian_Wikipedians>[2]
>>  page so that we could plan for online and offline activities for
>> increasing the participation of women in Wikiprojects.
>>
>>
>> [1] http://grouplens.org/system/files/wp-gender-wikisym2011.pdf
>> [2]
>> http://wiki.wikimedia.in/Geographical_distribution_of_Indian_Wikipedians
>>
>>
>> Thanks!
>>
>> Cheers
>>
>> Netha Hussain
>> [[User: Netha Hussain]]
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> On Thu, Aug 9, 2012 at 7:07 PM, Frederick FN Noronha फ्रेड्रिक नोरोन्या
>> *فريدريك نورونيا <fredericknoro...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> http://visual.ly/wikipedias-gender-gap
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