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Women Human Rights Defenders: Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

At FII Office
On 16th December 2017 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Description

Feminism in India invites you to a Wikipedia Edita-a-thon on 'Women Human Rights Defenders' on the occasion of Human Rights Day on December 10. In this Edit-a-thon, articles will be created and edited on women human rights defenders who either have no representation on Wikipedia or very less information is available on them. The articles will be created/edited in English and any other language the participant is comfortable in.

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 Wikipedia 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 women human rights defenders 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, December 16, 2017

Where? FII Office
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?
Anyone who is willing to help and create Wikipedia pages. No prior knowledge of creating/editing Wikipedia pages is needed. We especially encourage women and trans people to join us

Any other important information:
Please bring your laptop along

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