My name is Ahmen Khawaja and I work for the BBC. I would like to get in touch 
with the Wikimedia community in Delhi to see if a volunteer can take part in an 
event we are collaborating and planning with Wikipedia to run in Delhi. We 
would appreciate it if we can get a couple of volunteers on board to take part 
in our Mass Participation event on the 8th of Dec. It's a part of our annual 
BBC 100 Women Series which celebrates inspirational women across the world.
The information about it is below.
Looking fwd to hearing from you,
100 Women needs you! The internet needs you!
As part of BBC 100 Women 2016 we're asking the question is the internet sexist?
We watch 1 billion videos on YouTube every day but 4 out of every 5 voices we 
hear are male. If you're a woman, you're 27 times more likely to be abused 
online. If you're in the developing world, nearly 25% fewer women than the men 
around you have access to the Internet
So if we don't hear women, if they're harassed, if we don't see them 
represented and if they can't get online at all...is the internet sexist? And 
can you do something about it?
Only 15% of Wikipedia editors are women and less than 15% of notable profiles 
are of women. Half of the BBC's 100 women over 3 years still do not have a 
Wikipedia page.
Are you outraged? Don't worry, you can do something about it on Thursday 8th 
100 Women is joining up with Wikipedia to hold a 12 hour edit-a-thon to 
encourage more women to become editors on the site and increase the articles 
and profiles about women written by anyone. Anyone can edit a Wikipedia page. 
We will provide you with the tools and help you need

We will be combining the reach and resources of both Wikipedia and the BBC and 
this project will run for the whole day in various countries, in various 
languages simultaneously. Editors in locations from around the world will 
include BBC staff, our audience, special guests and the Wikipedia community, to 
add forgotten women to the site and edit some entries of their choosing.

We're looking for volunteers to come to one of our events - or to start their 
own. To get friends, guests or colleagues together, learn how to edit Wiki 
articles and add their nomination of a women forgotten history, a notable woman 
that has never made it on to the site, or fill in more details of an 
inspirational woman whose small profile doesn't reflect her contribution.

When? Thursday 8th December 0800-2000 GMT. Main events are 1100-1400 GMT.
Why? 100Women ends with a mass participation event - last year 150 simultaneous 
debates happened in 50 countries in 10 languages - we exist to increase female 
presence and make content that is particularly attractive to young women around 
the world. This is the finale of our season and what we are asking people to 
get involved with this year.
How? Get in touch bbc100.wo...@bbc.co.uk<mailto:bbc100.wo...@bbc.co.uk> or 
ahmen.khaw...@bbc.co.uk<mailto:ahmen.khaw...@bbc.co.uk> and will help you set 
yours up and contribute to the live page and content on the BBC outlets 
throughout the day.

What will be the content?

All edits in all languages will be recorded and live tweeted, gathering around 
shared hashtags #100womenwiki. The BBC will have a live page and the event will 
be reported on various programmes and platforms over the course of the day.

The goal is to make a visible impact on the 7th most visited site in the world. 
We're hoping for new pages, new edits, better citations, longer articles and 
more language editors.

What do I need? The best way to make a Wiki entry is via Laptops as they are 
the most friendly. You don't need to bring anything if you're coming to our 
event in London. For all other bureax and audiences at home, please try and use 
laptops to make your entries as it will be easier!

Exactly will I need to do on the day?  You have 3 options to participate -

1.    Come to an event and we will provide you with the knowledge and info to 
make small edits that you can do like adding photos, information and stubs (the 
basic new page of a wiki article)

2.    If you can't come to an event - check out 
www.bbc.co.uk/100women<http://www.bbc.co.uk/100women> and watch a how to video 
on becoming a wiki editor - make your changes on the 8th of December and tweet 
using #100womenwiki so we can pick up your edit and share it.

3.    If you know of a woman that you believe should be on Wikipedia, do some 
research, come to an event equipped with your sourced facts and we will try to 
help you add her. You can check out what makes a notable person. 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Notability_(people) You can't add 
yourself or your mate but there are thousands of women who should be on and who 
Why? This is your chance to add your voice, to recognise women's achievements 
and be part of something. You will be able to say.....today, I made the 
internet (a little) less sexist.
Ahmen Khawaja
Producer 100 Women

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