CIS-A2K/Events/Commons workshop in Dalit Mahila Vikas Mandal, Satara

A workshop on Commons was conducted at Dalit Mahila Vikas Mandal to document the flood in August 2019 and disaster management activities. The workshop was conducted on 23 November 2019, in which 5 activists participated.


Dalit Mahila Vikas Mandal is an active organisation working on Women's issues in Maharashtra. The activities cover wide range of issues viz. stopping child marriages, counselling workshops for adolescents, pre-marriage counselling, child labour issues, legal aid to women facing violence, sting operations for exposing cases of female foeticide, hostel for girls etc. The organisation is working in flood affected areas from August 2019. It was active in flood relief works also. During the work, the activists have documented the flood in Sangli, Satara & Kolhapur districts.


  1. To understand the copyright issues
  2. To develop category tree on theme
  3. To upload the media in Commons
  4. To document the flood & disaster management activities


  • Convener, Adv. Varsha Deshpande
  • Subodh Kulkarni, CIS-A2K

Event detailsEdit

  • Date : 23 November 2019
  • Time : 11am to 4pm
  • Place : Satara, Maharashtra, India
  • Venue : Dalit Mahila Vikas Mandal office
  • Participants : 5

Participants (Usernames)Edit

  1. वर्षा देशपांडे
  2. Dipenti Chikane
  3. Shailaja jadhavpatil


The participants were introduced to Wikimedia Commons project initially. The copyright issues and different licenses were discussed. The category tree for floods in the 3 districts were created. Then the images of flood were sorted into different categories. One of the participants has started uploading the images into these categories. The follow-up sessions will be conducted to upload more media. The concept will be expanded to other organisations working on flood relief, photographers and journalists.
The category created on Commons - Floods in Sangli