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Online Social Movements: Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

At 69/6A, Third Floor, Above Wasan Polymers, Opposite to KLJ House, Rama Road, Near Kirti Nagar metro station, New Delhi- 110015
On 18th February 2017 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Description

Feminism in India and Punjabi Wikimedians invite you to a Wikipedia Edita-a-thon on 'Online Social Movements' in India. In this Edit-a-thon, articles will be created and edited on online social groups who either have no representation on Wikipedia or very less information is available on them. The articles will be created/edited in English and Punjabi

Why are we doing this?
We are all aware of the large reach and popularity of Wikipedia. However, what most people don’t know is that, according to a study conducted in 2011, only 9% of the editors at Wikipedia were women. And the percentage for India is even lower, just 3%.

Wikipedia recognises the systemic gender bias that is created because of factors such as these and thus enables its diverse range of users to edit and create Wiki pages, with reliable and authentic sources.

What will we do?
During the event, the first hour will bededicated to introduction and briefing on how to create and edit articles on Wikipedia. Then participants will work in groups or individually on a pre-made list of online social movements who lack representation on Wikipedia. At the end of the day, all of this newly made Wikipedia pages will be collated.

When?
10 AM - 5 PM IST, Saturday, February 18, 2017

Where?
FII office: 69/6A, Third Floor, Above Wasan Polymers, Opposite to KLJ House, Rama Road, Near Kirti Nagar metro station, New Delhi- 110015

Google Location: https://www.google.com/maps/place/28%C2%B039'28.0%22N+77%C2%B008'58.7%22E/@28.657778,77.1474511,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x0!8m2!3d28.657778!4d77.1496398?hl=en

Who can come?
Women and Trans* people are welcome. Men can also come with a woman friend.

Any other important information:
Please bring your laptop along

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