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Wed Mar 24 19:33:50 UTC 2010

issues in the WMF projects would be a good thing! So I welcome your
involvement; including your perspective as someone who has encouraged
and empowered women to contribute in the public domain on women's

Sydney Poore

On Tue, Apr 6, 2010 at 9:35 AM, Bishakha Datta <bishakhadatta at> wrote:
> Thanks, all. Thought I would just introduce myself a bit more.
> Building on Michael (Snow's) email, for the last 12 years I have run Point
> of View (www.pointofview,org), a Mumbai-based non-profit that puts the
> voices and points of view of women in the public domain through media, art
> and culture. We work on issues ranging from domestic violence, sex workers'
> rights, gender and HIV - to enabling women in low-income communities to
> access and use digital technologies (video, photo, net) to tell their own
> stories and talk about their own realities.
> Info-activism, specially via online platforms, is one of the issues that we
> started working on a couple of years back. Our first foray into
> info-activism was as one of the seeders of the Public Access Digital Media
> Archive (, which is built on open source software and
> principles.
> Apart from managing POV, I also make documentary videos on issues of gender
> and sexuality, and am currently writing a non-fiction book on the lives of
> sex workers in India. I also serve on the boards of many other non-profits
> that work in the Global South, including CREA ( and
> Breakthrough ( - and consult for foundations and
> non-profits in India, the US, and parts of Africa.
> Coming to Michael (Peel's) question about my prior involvement with
> Wikipedia, I'm one of its millions of daily readers/users around the world.
> I have yet to contribute enough by way of edits to call myself an editor.
> Cheers - and really do look forward to contributing in more ways than one,
> Bishakha

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