Welcome to the Wikimedia community, Japleen. And thank you for your valuable contribution
to the movement. There are a few other English, Hindi and Punjabi Wikimedians that live in
Delhi. You might want to subscribe to the Delhi list here
). There is also a gender
gap list which is quite relevant to the work you do
On Oct 3, 2018, at 3:58 PM, Japleen Pasricha
I have been a member of this mailing list for some time now and I think it's time I
properly introduce myself :)
Hi, my name is Japleen and I'm a feminist activist and entrepreneur based in New
Delhi, India. I run an online feminist media platform called Feminism In India. Apart from
publishing an online feminist magazine, running campaigns etc, we also organise monthly
One of our vision and mission is to increase the representation of Indian women on the
internet and we achieve that by writing on our website but also editing Wikipedia.
I started editing Wikipedia in 2014, but was not regular. In 2016, I attended some
editathons and initiated the FII Wiki Project. Now, since October 2016 we organise one
Wikipedia editathon every month to write about women, trans and non-binary people.
FII Wiki Project has partnered with CIS A2K and Punjabi Wikimedians in the past. We
choose a topic every month and try to partner with a group/org who has subject expertise
in it. For example, in September we partnered with Asia Safe Abortion Partnership and
organised an editathon to edit abortion related pages of India and Asia Pacific.
I'm still new to the whole Wikimedia ecosystem and learning each day. Currently, I
personally contribute to the English Wikipedia, Commons and Wikiquote.
Although each of our editathon is documented on the FII website, I have recently also
started documenting on Meta and the P&E dashboard. This is the meta page of FII Wiki
Project. It is still incomplete so all suggestions are welcome!
I'm specifically writing to connect with women Wikimedians in India and Wikimedians
who are based in Delhi-NCR. At FII, we are still trying to form a community and even after
organising editathons for 2 years, we don't see a lot of repeat attendees. So, it will
be nice to meet some Wikimedians in Delhi-NCR.
I'd also love to co-organise editathons with other language groups as long as we can
focus on gender. Please feel free to get in touch with me personally at
I'd happy to answer questions anyone may have about what we do.
Founder & Editor-in-chief of Feminism in India
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