How cool, Rohini! Good luck...
Bishakha
On Dec 5, 2013 3:07 PM, "sibi kanagaraj" <civil.si...@gmail.com> wrote:

> any possibility to contribute to it remotely ? i.e , say i am in Chennai
> and i want to contribute , what can i do ?
> On Dec 4, 2013 2:00 PM, "Rohini Lakshané" <roh...@wikimedia.in> wrote:
>
>> Breakthrough, a global human rights organisation that runs campaigns
>> such as Bell Bajao, and Wikimedia Chapter (India) are conducting a
>> Wikipedia edit-a-thon in Delhi on December 7 and 8 for editing articles
>> pertaining to violence against women. Facebook page of the event:
>> http://www.facebook.com/events/181325168737101
>>
>> *Basic idea behind this session*:  A crucial problem with several
>> Wikipedia articles on sexual violence, especially in the Indian context, is
>> that often there are no articles or that articles have been deleted). It
>> would be a knowledge advocacy session to increase gender sensitive editing
>> in Wikipedia.
>>
>> The session will involve editing of articles pertaining to various
>> aspects of violence against women in India. A list of about 10 Wikipedia
>> articles has been drawn up for editing.  The session will be live-blogged.
>> Remote participation will be enabled through IRC channels.
>>
>> The edit-a-thon is a part of the "16 days of activism against gender
>> based violence" starting 25th November (International Day for the
>> Elimination of Violence against Women) to 10 December (International Human
>> Rights Day). This is a global campaign that aims at raising awareness about
>> gender-based violence as a human rights issue. This hackathon will be
>> mainly focussed towards data visualisation and several organisations are
>> providing us with statistical datasets and other kinds of data including
>> audio and video.
>> --
>> Chairperson (Special Interest Group), Gender gap,
>> Wikimedia Chapter (India)
>>
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