Good initiative, wishing all success to your event. Hoping it spreads it
wings to other cities.


On Wed, Dec 4, 2013 at 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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