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Human Rights Activists in India

At Breakthrough India, Delhi, India
On 10th December 2016 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Description

Breakthrough, Feminism in India (http://feminisminindia.com/) and Centre for Internet and society (http://www.cis-india.org/) invite you to a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on “Human Rights Activists in India”. The edit-a-thon is aimed at creating/editing wikipedia pages of Indian Human Rights Activists who lack representation on the platform currently. The theme of the event is also inspired from the fact that 10th December is Human Rights Day.

FAQ

Who can edit Wikipedia?
We are taking the liberty of quoting from this page on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:About

"Anyone with Web access can edit Wikipedia, and this openness encourages inclusion of a tremendous amount of content. About 70,000 editors—from expert scholars to casual readers—regularly edit Wikipedia, and these experienced editors often help to create a consistent style throughout the encyclopedia, following our Manual of Style.

Several mechanisms are in place to help Wikipedia members carry out the important work of crafting a high-quality resource while maintaining civility. Editors are able to watch pages and technically skilled persons can write editing programs to keep track of or rectify bad edits. Where there are disagreements on how to display facts, editors often work together to compile an article that fairly represents current expert opinion on the subject."

Why are we doing this?
Wikipedia is now the world’s biggest and most accessed encyclopaedia. It has also become the first go-to website to gain first hand information about any topic. However, according to a study (https://blog.wikimedia.org/2012/04/27/nine-out-of-ten-wikipedians-continue-to-be-men/) conducted by Wikipedia in 2011, only 9% of the editors at Wikipedia were women. India fares even worse. Only 3% of the editors in India are women.

The low representation of women among Wikipedia editors may have an impact on the coverage of women-oriented topics and perspectives, both in terms of the articles that are created and the content within articles. (Courtesy: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Systemic_bias). This event is a part of a series of edit-a-thons planned for the year 2016.

When?
10 am - 5 pm on 10th December, 2016 (Saturday)

Where?
Office of Breakthrough
E-1 A Kailash Colony
First floor
New Delhi 110048, India
Tel: 91-11-41666101

Google maps: https://www.google.co.in/maps/place/Breakthrough+Trust+-+NGO+in+Delhi/@28.552733,77.244278,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0xd2860a3125fc4a3a

Nearest metro station: Kailash Colony metro station. Our office is very close to Kailash Colony market. After getting off at Kailash Colony metro station, head towards Kailash Colony market. (Ask anyone and they'll direct you or take a cycle rickshaw.) Our office is close to Shroff eye clinic and right opposite White House bed and breakfast.

Who is this aimed for?
It's open for all. Women are particularly encouraged.

Can men attend?
Yes. Also, it would be great if you could spread the word amongst your women friends.

Is this event free?
Yes. This is a free event.

Any other prerequisite?
Yes. Please bring a laptop with you.

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