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Indian Women In Science: Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

At Embassy Of Sweden, Delhi, India
On 4th March 2017 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Description

Feminism in India, Embassy of Sweden, New Delhi Sweden in India and Punjabi Wikimedians invite you to a Wikipedia Edita-a-thon on 'Indian Women In Science'. In this Edit-a-thon, articles will be created and edited on Indian women scientists 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 be dedicated 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 Indian women scientists who lack representation on Wikipedia. At the end of the day, all of this newly made Wikipedia pages will be collated.

Lunch and refreshment will be provided by the Embassy of Sweden, New Delhi.

A parallel Edit-a-thon will take place at the Svenska institutet in Stockholm with Wikimedia Sweden and Geek Girl Meetup

When? 10 AM - 5 PM IST, Saturday, March 04, 2017

Where? Embassy of Sweden, New Delhi: 4, Nyaya Marg, New Delhi, Delhi 110021

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

Any other important information: Please bring your ID and laptop along

Things to keep in mind: • Mandatory registration closes after 25 entries. After the online registration, if the participant is unable to attend the walk kindly inform through an email us at info@feminisminindia.com or message in the event page itself, prior to the event.

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