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Sexual Assault Awareness Month: Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

At Bhai Vir Singh Sahitya Sadan, Delhi, India
On 15th April 2017 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Description

Punjabi Wikimedians and Feminism in India invite you to a Wikipedia Edita-a-thon on 'Sexual Assault Awareness Month' in India. In this Edit-a-thon, articles will be created and edited on people and organisations working on sexual assault awareness and rehabilitation 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 people and organisations who lack representation on Wikipedia. At the end of the day, all of this newly made Wikipedia pages will be collated.

When? 10 AM - 3 PM IST, Saturday, April 15, 2017

Where? Bhai Vir Singh Sahitya Sadan, Bhai Vir Singh Marg, Sector 4, Gol Market, New Delhi

Who can come? We prefer women and marginalized genders, and for men to come with non-male friends.

Any other important information: Please bring your laptop along

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