Thanks for the reminding email.
Perhaps it would be helpful if you could add some explanation why you are
collecting this information, what you want to make clear. Because as I
explained before to you privately (and I see nothing has changed) at least
for the Netherlands the stats that have been put up are almost hilarious.
Lots of percentages, but every Dutch person will be able to tell you that
many of them are of no meaning (Ripuarian is not a language spoken at any
significant level in the Netherlands, Zealandic is considered mainly a
dialect and has 1 admin, of course there are no Dutch women in the enwiki
arbcom, because to my best knowledge there are no Dutch people in there at
all at this moment, and I would wonder why there are no Dutch female admins
on the Portuguese Wikinews...) I am not sure if it is just me, but reading
this page (
I would almost think that this is a parody of something - I can't tell if
it is the same in other countries.
I am sure your intentions are good though, so perhaps it would be helpful
to state somewhere what kind of information you're looking for that is
*really* informative, and get rid of the non-relevant parts? I would say
that the semi-automated adding of information isn't exactly helpful in at
least the Dutch case - again, I can't vouch for other countries. Some
information *is* interesting (interest ratios on Facebook or other external
websites) and it would be a waste if that gets discarded because of the
irrelevance of the rest of the page.
No dia 1 de Fevereiro de 2012 01:44, Laura Hale <laura(a)fanhistory.com>escreveu:
> We're again asking people to help contribute to improving the national
> perspective on the involvement of women in their country. :)
> http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:WikiWomenCamp_-_women_perspective_b… a list of all the countries we have started pages about. These
> articles are far from complete and need extensive work to give a more
> accurate picture. :) At WikiWomenCamp, we plan to have all these
> perspectives published in a book, with a copy being given to a chapter or
> national representative from any country that substantially contributes to
> documenting the work in their country. If you don't send a representative,
> we'll see about sending your chapter a copy or a national representative in
> the post.
> For the sake of some level of consistency, it would be great to have the
> following ten questions answered for each country:
> 1. Is there a national chapter? If yes, what is the current and
> historical representation of women on the country's board?
> 2. Has the chapter given out grants to its members or been the recipient
> of grants from the Wikimedia Foundaton? If yes, how many women were
> involved in these grants, in what roles and did the grants support women in
> terms of leadership, participation or content creation?
> 3. Are there meetups and conferences in the country? Are women involved
> in organizing them and do they attend these gatherings?
> 4. Are there pictures of women from the country involved with WMF
> projects and at WMF related events? Can you upload them and include them
> on the perspective page?
> 5. What is the state women's related content from your country on
> Wikipedia? What are female participation levels in your country as
> contributors and in leadership roles on Wikipedia?
> 6. What is the state women's related content from your country on Commons
> ? What are female participation levels in your country as contributors and
> in leadership roles on Commons?
> 7. What is the state women's related content from your country on
> Wikinews ? What are female participation levels in your country as
> contributors and in leadership roles on Wikinews?
> 8. What is the state women's related content from your country on
> Wikibooks ? What are female participation levels in your country as
> contributors and in leadership roles on Wikibooks?
> 9. What is the state women's related content from your country on
> Wikiversity ? What are female participation levels in your country as
> contributors and in leadership roles on Wikiversity?
> 10. What is the state women's related content from your country on other
> WMF projeects ? What are female participation levels in your country as
> contributors and in leadership roles on other WMF projeects ?
> These questions are in no particular order. :) Please help. :)
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Please see below - a really great opportunity for Wikimedians to
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beyond on Wikimedia projects! The project team (fellow Wikimedians) are
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On 2/23/12 8:45 AM, wheredevelsdare(a)hotmail.com
> This is to inform you that Bishakha (WMF Trustee, in cc) and I had
> a meeting with the team at the Akshara Centre
> (http://www.aksharacentre.org/), a Mumbai based NGO that works on
> womans rights and runs a library in Mumbai earlier today. The
> meeting was organised by Bishakha, who knows some of the people
> running the organisation, as there was some interest from their
> end to see if they could collaborate with us in any way. I was
> asked to join in as a Wikipedian to conduct a small workshop for
> the team at Akshara so that they could understand the principles
> and basics of editing.
> The scope is unimaginably big. As we realised, rights issues in
> India are not covered much, even on English Wikipedia. We have
> proposed starting of a "Collaboration of the Month" initiative
> with them, wherein we will choose a topic where both Wikipedians
> involved and the NGO are comfortable with - using Akshara's
> library resources as references. They sounded excited about
> running such a COTM on a pilot basis and have suggested we
> organise a WikiAcademy for which they will invite interested
> persons to come and attend, thus making it easier for them to
> start off.
> From our end, we are looking for atleast a couple of Wikipedians
> who can help support such a project online on a regular basis - we
> will be sending out an email to various lists once things are
> Inputs on the above are most welcome.
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An RfC has been opened on the continued use of the photo of a nude pregnant woman as the lead image at [[Pregnancy]], remarked upon here recently.
I found the response by HiLo48 to my !vote (where I raised the to-me relevant issue that I didn't see anyone else talking about directly) very revealing for our current discussions and this list in general.
Some conversation is taking place on the talk page for WikiWomen's
History Month, you might find something of interest:
Also, the main page has some new events offline and online added!!! I
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