In recent years, several national teams have indicated that they
encountered problems that prevented them from being able to participate in
Wiki Loves Monuments. These issues included, but were not limited to, the
definition of a 'built monument', and the possible bias with authorities
that appoints monuments in their country. Issues such as colonial heritage
and indigenous heritage were also often a topic that teams ran into.
The International WLM team therefore sought and received WMF funds to
conduct a research on the diversity, equity and inclusion of the Wiki Loves
Monuments photo competition.
For this, I’d like to introduce to you Mesha, who is the researcher and
consultant that will be advising us on how to make our photo contest more
accessible to everyone.
Mesha will be reaching out to (previous) national organisers, (previous)
international organisers, and others involved with WLM in the upcoming
months. If you want to proactively reach out to Mesha and make sure your
experiences are being heard, she can be reached at
WLM International Team 2021