A much needed edit-a-thon, Rohini. Will spread the word to individuals and
groups who could participate.
On Wednesday, 4 December 2013, Rohini Lakshané <rohini(a)wikimedia.in> wrote:
Breakthrough, a global human rights organisation that
runs campaigns such
as Bell Bajao, and Wikimedia Chapter (India) are conducting a
edit-a-thon in Delhi on December 7 and 8 for editing articles pertaining to
violence against women. Facebook page of the event:
Basic idea behind this session: A crucial problem
with several Wikipedia
articles on sexual violence, especially in the Indian
context, is that
often there are no articles or that articles have been deleted). It would
be a knowledge advocacy session to increase gender sensitive editing in
The session will involve editing of articles
pertaining to various
aspects of violence against women in India. A list of about 10
articles has been drawn up for editing. The session will be live-blogged.
Remote participation will be enabled through IRC channels.
The edit-a-thon is a part of the "16 days of
activism against gender
based violence" starting 25th November (International
Day for the
Elimination of Violence against Women) to 10 December (International Human
Rights Day). This is a global campaign that aims at raising awareness about
gender-based violence as a human rights issue. This hackathon will be
mainly focussed towards data visualisation and several organisations are
providing us with statistical datasets and other kinds of data including
audio and video.
Chairperson (Special Interest Group), Gender gap,
Wikimedia Chapter (India)