In March, the Communications team at the Wikimedia Foundation is launching
a global social media campaign for Women’s History Month. The main goal of
this new campaign, starting March 5, is to share the Wikimedia movement’s
progress toward achieving greater gender equity, describe the challenges
that remain, and to invite others to participate in working toward greater
gender equity and representation in the movement.
As part of the campaign, we plan to highlight the amazing people and
initiatives that contribute to greater gender equity across the movement
via social media and the Wikimedia Foundation Medium account
We are also creating a webpage on the Foundation's website that will
include community-created editing resources for new volunteers interested
in gender equity, as well as a list of events happening around the world
for Women’s History Month.
We would love to hear if you or your communities are running events or
projec*ts **related to gender equity this March* that we could highlight on
our website and social media accounts as part of the campaign.
If you have specific events that you are planning for Women’s History
Month, please email me off list with any relevant links to the event and we
can make sure that we include it on our webpage.
If you are interested in having your gender equity work highlighted on
social media by @Wikimedia channels, please fill out this short form
detailing your efforts and any associated accounts we should tag on social
media to help promote:
We will be sharing more information on how to get involved in the campaign
(including a social media toolkit with draft messages, graphics, and
hashtags) soon. We will also be creating a page on Meta-Wiki with more
information about the campaign.
We look forward to hearing from you, thank you!
Wikimedia Foundation <https://wikimediafoundation.org/>
I am Cristian and I am new to this list. I am not new to the movement, I
have been part of Wikimedia Italy for the last 12 years, 7 of which I
have spent serving in the board.
I wanted to share this project that I have just proposed for a project
We are team of 3 researchers from Eurecat, a research center in
Barcelona. We have quite an extensive experience doing research on
Wikipedia both on content and user interactions.
Our aim is to study editor's lifecycle to identify factors associated
with editors leaving the project and make what we discover available
through dashboards that can be used by the communities to plan further
In particular, the proposal includes a focus on gender and other factors
characterizing underrepresented groups, for example native language, or
country of origin. We plan to identify which user have disclosed
information about gender through userboxes (an approach already used in
the literature) and focus our analyses using that information.
We understand that this kind of analysis raises possible concerns
regarding privacy. For this reason, we plan to present results
aggregated and at page-level, not at editor level. We would love to hear
your feedback on these points.
We would like to involve the community as much as possible when choosing
on which metrics we should focus on, and we would like to hear your