As we have stated in our annual plan , “currently, community members
must search many pages and places to stay informed about Foundation
activities and resources.” We have worked in the past two quarters to
create a single point of entry. We call it the Wikimedia Resource Center,
and its alpha version is now live on Meta Wikimedia:
As the movement expands to include more affiliates and more programmatic
activities every year, newer Wikimedians are faced with lack of experience
in the movement and its various channels for requesting support. In order
to expand Wikimedia communities’ efforts, we want to provide easy access to
resources that support their very important work. The [[m:Wikimedia
Resource Center]] is a hub designed in response to this issue: it is
intended to evolve into a single point of entry for Wikimedians all over
the world to the variety of resources and types of staff support they may
need to develop new initiatives or also expand existing ones.
This version of the Resource Center is only the beginning. For phase two of
the project, we will enable volunteer Wikimedians to add resources
developed by other individuals or organizations to the Wikimedia Resource
Center, and in phase three, the Wikimedia Resource Center will include
features to better connect Wikimedians to other Wikimedians that can
We want to hear what you think about this prototype and our plans for it!
If you have comments about the Wikimedia Resource Center, you can submit
your feedback publicly, on the Talk Page, or privately, via a survey hosted
by a third party, that shouldn’t take you more than 4 minutes to complete.
A feedback button is on the top right corner on every page of the hub.
Looking forward to more collaborations!
Communications and Outreach Project Manager, Community Engagement
Wow! When I think of the 2 plus hrs a week x 385 odd weeks of hours I
spent dealing with guys who just didn't like the idea that a "female"
dared to edit - or worse, change their edit - I still tear my hair out.
I just hope it helps!!
I'd like to go back in a few years when hopefully have accomplished
other goals. Or ENCOURAGE women to edit, as opposed to now having to
warn them all the time about what they have to do to edit safely!
I am concerned that amongst the many videos of talks and speeches
where people refer to their notes, it is these recent Women's march
videos that have been targeted to set an unusual precedent and are
being vigorously argued for deletion, along with some parallel
drama-mongering on Jimmy Wales' talk page. Perhaps it would be
healthier to put up an equal number of comparative videos of men
talking at WMF events, using the same arguments about prepared notes
needing to be published before the video can be considered correctly
released; or would that be too pointy?
The U.S. government website for the International Women of Courage Award is
down. There are probably quite a few articles that link to this page, as it
helps establish notability for many women in the Global South.
The award was started by Condoleezza Rice in 2007 when she served as U.S.
Secretary of State under Republican president George W. Bush.
Over the next few weeks I'll be writing a piece for a new MuseumsEtc.
publication, *Feminism and Museums: Intervention, Disruption and Change.* The
title of my chapter will be 'Closing the Gender Gap on Wikimedia' and the
focus will be on the work of the global Wikimedia movement to develop
responses to the exclusion or misrepresentation of women and their creative
works, in relation to museums. I hope to be able to draw on case studies of
good practice across the movement, showcasing partnership projects with
museums or the wider cultural sector including galleries, archives and
libraries, including those where the gender gap is compounded by
geographic, linguistic and racial bias.
I'd love to hear about any projects you've been involved with, however big
or small, that might fit within the broad remit of feminism, culture and
open knowledge. I have reached out to a number of different groups and
individuals and have got a great response so far, but thought this would be
a good place to post this request!
With thanks and best wishes
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We're sorry to inform you that user:DanVag chose to end her life last week.
User:Danveg was an active editor in HEWK and contributed mostly in the
subject of gender and transgender issues. She was also an active volunteer
in TLV Wikiwomen group. She guided newbies at Wikiwomen meetups with a lot
of patience and kindness.
As she was part of the transgender community, we urge you to consider
editing articles about transgender issues in her memory. Please add the
articles you edited to this page
Tsipi Erann, Wikiwomen group
Michal Lester, WMIL
*Executive DirectorWikimedia Israel*
*http://www.wikimedia.org.il <http://www.wikimedia.org.il/> *
*972-50-8996046 ; 972-77-751-6032 *
We are once again in the process of co-organizing the international
Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thons and we are writing to solicit your
participation. This could take the form of forwarding this call onto folks
you think would want to organize an event; sharing info about the project
on your social media channels; organizing your own edit-a-thon; or any
other way you can think to spread the word. Any and all participation is
*Call for Participation: 4th Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon, March,
DON’T AGONIZE, ORGANIZE! The award winning, record breaking Art+Feminism
Wikipedia Edit-a-thon is happening this March. Join us again or organize
for the first time to improve Wikipedia and affirm the importance of the
arts and intersectional feminisms. It matters more than ever as we face a
post-fact world, and what may follow. Email us at info(a)artandfeminism.org to
learn more about organizing an event.
Wikimedia Foundation found that less than 10% of its contributors identify
as female. While the reasons for the gender gap are up for debate, the
practical effect of the disparity is not: content is skewed by the lack of
female participation. Established in 2014, Art+Feminism Wikipedia
Edit-a-thon is a response to the gender gap in content and participation on
As the lead co-organizers of Art+Feminism, we’ve been deeply disturbed by
the sheer amount of fake news on social media, and its influence on the
recent US election. We believe this makes our work even more pressing. Now
more than ever we must gather together to improve Wikipedia and affirm work
of women, people of color, immigrants, the LGBTQIA+ community and other
Hold an Edit-a-thon at your local university, artist run center, museum,
community center, etc! Art+Feminism Edit-a-thons address content and
participation gaps by inviting people of all gender identities and
expressions to gather for communal updating of Wikipedia entries related to
art and feminism. The leadership collective supports Edit-a-thon organizers
by: providing an organizer’s kit
<http://www.artandfeminism.org/organizing-kit/> with suggested workflow,
promotional and training materials, and more; funding to defray the costs
of refreshments and childcare; and training and support.
The 2017 Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon at The Museum of Modern Art,
New York will take place on Saturday, March 11, 2017. Node events are
welcome to hold their event on this day or any other date in March, 2017
that makes sense for your community. To learn more and get involved,
contact the lead co-organizers via email: info(a)artandfeminism.org.
Siân Evans + Jacqueline Mabey + Michael Mandiberg
Siân Evans + Jacqueline Mabey + Michael Mandiberg