Dear Gender Gap:
I am writing to share that Art+Feminism has released a new report (of
which I am a co-lead) that may be of interest to the group - Unreliable
Guidelines - I'll paste the announcement and link below. Apologies for
cross-posting. In any case, I do invite you to read and share.
Our findings, particularly around issues of consensus -- "silence is
consensus" -- and lack of rigor in the guidelines in these three languages
are painful to name and relevant for issues this group has grappled with
over the years. The report also identifies the important work of trainers
and proposes several recommendations.
Early on in the project I had the benefit of an email conversation with
User:SarahSV, who was supportive of the research, and it's with sadness
that I share the final report only after learning of her passing.
Condolences to all who knew her. I hope that this report can be seen as
engaging with the spirit of the initiatives of which she was involved, and
also Adrianne Wadewitz (whom I had the benefit of learning Wikipedia with
at an edit-a-thon in 2011), and others in the movement who have passed on.
We will hopefully have opportunities to present the report at future
convening, but until then, are available by email. What would you like to
see us do next?
Warm regards, Monika (on behalf of Monika Sengul-Jones, Amber Berson and
New report released: Unreliable Guidelines and marginalized communities in
Art+Feminism is pleased to announce the release of *Unreliable Guidelines:
Reliable Sources and Marginalized Communities in French, English and
Spanish Wikipedia*, the report for our inaugural research project Reading
Together: Reliability and Multilingual Global Communities. The project used
an intersectional feminist methodology to address how Wikipedia trainers
involved in the Art+Feminism movement approach the reliable source
guidelines in French, English and Spanish Wikipedias. Rigorous analysis
ends with recommendations for more inclusive and diverse Wikipedias.
This research was led by Amber Berson, Monika Sengul-Jones and Melissa
Tamani and was partially funded by Wikicred. The report is initially
available in English. You can read the final report here:
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To better understand the perspectives of individuals in the Wikimedia
community who have experienced harassment, Wikimedia Foundation researched
our community members’ knowledge of, and comfort with, existing enforcement
and reporting processes.
An executive summary of the research report is now available on Meta. <
Currently, the executive summary is available in English, Spanish, and
Please share the results of the research with your community by forwarding
this email, posting a link to the report, or translating the report into
You can discuss the results or raise questions on Meta or by contacting
Sydney Poore (she/her)
Trust and Safety team
Congratulations to all winners and the organisers for successfully organising the event.
Stay safe and healthy.
(Sent from my iPhone pardon the brevity).
> On 04-Jun-2021, at 8:23 PM, Eric Luth <eric.luth(a)wikimedia.se> wrote:
After calculating and validating the results, the organizers of WikiGap
Challenge 2021 have now published the results and winners! You can read
In short, the user Tuga1143 received the most points in the challenge,
after having created or improved 429 articles in Portuguese! Kushared and
Armineaghayan shared the first place for the newly launched "Best Article"
challenge, focusing on qualitative improvements; Kushared for their article
on Frida Kahlo in Kurdish Sorani, and Armineaghayan for their article on
Vera Kholodnaya in Armenian. You can see these and more results here:
In total, almost 100 participants registered, and created or improved 2,940
articles! We got help from the UN Human Rights office to propose a list of
29 women human rights defenders
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WikiGap_Challenge/List> that yielded bonus
points. The WikiGap Challenge resulted in 337 articles about these women,
in 30 different languages!
Thanks to all the participants, for making a substantial impact on
Wikipedia, and congratulations to the winners!
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