Grants:Programs/Wikimedia Community Fund/Rapid Fund/SheSaid events in Nigeria (ID: 21939582)

SheSaid events in Nigeria
proposed start date2022-10-12
proposed end date2022-12-31
grant start date2022-10-12T00:00:00Z
grant end date2022-12-31T00:00:00Z
budget (local currency)1040324 NGN
budget (USD)2467.21 USD
amount recommended (USD)2467.21
grant typeIndividual
funding regionSSA
decision fiscal year2022-23
applicant• Prithee P
organization (if applicable)• N/A

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Applicant Details

Please provide your main Wikimedia Username.

Prithee P

Please provide the Usernames of people related to this proposal.

Our international team includes User:Anthere and User:Islahaddow, and key communication support is User:Afek.

Local team User:B.korlah, User:DammyKaka, User:Fine acer, User:Hopilo12, User:Elnino898



Are you a member of any Wikimedia affiliate or group, including informal groups like Wiki Fan Clubs, emerging language communities, not recognized Wikimedia groups etc.? Please list them all.

Wikimedia User Group Nigeria Ilorin Wikimedia Hub Wikimedia Fan Club, University of Ilorin Wikimedians for Sustainable Development User Group Nigerian Wikimedians for Sustainable Development

Grant Proposal

M. Please state the title of your proposal. This will also be the Meta-Wiki page title.

SheSaid events in Nigeria

Q. Indicate if it is a local, international, or regional proposal and if it involves several countries? (optional)


Q2. If you have answered regional or international, please write the country names and any other information that is useful for understanding your proposal.

R. If you would like, please share any websites or social media accounts that your group or organization has.

1. What is the change that you are trying to bring about and why is this important.

Suggested information to gather and explain:

  • statistics relating to media coverage of women in your country
  • stats etc showing coverage of notable women in your country on Wikipedia, or other Wikimedia projects
  • status of women in your country within the business sector, etc.
2. Describe your main approaches or strategies to achieve these changes and why you think they will be effective.

Suggested additional text: This initiative is related to the Wiki Loves Women project. Wiki Loves Women contributes toward the UN’s SDG 5 Gender Equity: achieving gender equality and empowering all women and girls. Within the 2030 Wikimedia Strategy, the Wiki Loves Women project works towards resolving several recommendations, in particular Invest in Skills and Leadership Development. One of the recurring initiatives of Wiki Loves Women is the #SheSaid drive.

The #SheSaid drive is aimed at improving the visibility of women in creating new or improving already existing Wikiquote entries related to them. It aims at getting women’s voices heard.

First launched in October 2020, the #SheSaid campaign on Wikiquote has been an amazing success! Across 7 languages, by the 5th January 2021, it resulted overall in 867 new or improved articles (the majority new). In 2021, the drive lead to 1823 entries on Wikiquote from 9 linguistic communities (Italian, Tagalog, Ukrainian, English, Central Bikol, French, Igbo, Catalan and Spanish) and 638 articles on Wikipedia. The drive is also the opportunity to add more structure to Wikiquote (template, categories etc.) to make it a more effective project.

Given the first two editions' success and noting that there is still a lot to do, the #SheSaid drive will run again at the end of 2022.

This grant request is meant to support participation in the #SheSaid drive in my local community.

3. What are the activities you will be developing and delivering as part of these approaches or strategies?

We aim at organizing:

1. 4 x training/presentation sessions
2. 1 edit-a-thons
3. 1 online follow-up sessions with participants
4. Are your activities part of a Wikimedia movement campaign or event? If so, please select the relevant campaign below. If so, please select all the relevant campaigns from the list below. If "other", please state which.

Wiki Loves Women

5. Do you have the team that is needed to implement this proposal?

Our local activity will be organized within a global framework, with several experienced editors who can support our work. The drive will be globally organized by the Wiki Loves Women team. The global team does provide communication material (e.g. social media cards and posts), and communication channels and is organizing online training and support for participating groups (office hours, one-on-one, telegram group, etc.) Key people for mentorship are User:Anthere and User:Islahaddow, and key communication support is User:Afek. Several formally participating people, including administrators on Wikiquote, already indicated they will join again and can further help, more in-depth.

Our local team includes User:Peprita, User:Hopilo12, User:DammyKaka, User:Elnino898, and User:Fine acer.

User:Peprita will assist virtually such as welcoming participants, Q&A, and engagement. While User:Hopilo12 and User:Elnino898 will assist with training new participants at the physical event in Kwara while User:Fine acer and User:DammyKaka will help with the event at Lagos.

6. Please state if your proposal aims to work to bridge any of the identified CONTENT knowledge gaps (Knowledge Inequity)? Select up to THREE that most apply to your work.

Content Gender gap

6.1 In a few sentences, explain how your work is specifically addressing this content gap (or Knowledge inequity) to ensure a greater representation of knowledge.

7. Please state if your proposal includes any of these areas or THEMATIC focus. Select up to THREE that most apply to your work and explain the rationale for identifying these themes.


8. Will your work focus on involving participants from any underrepresented communities?

Ethnic/racial/religious or cultural background

9. Who are the target participants and from which community? How will you engage participants before and during the activities? How will you follow up with participants after the activities?

Participants from the Nigeria UG and Nigerian Wikimedians for Sustainable Development who are already aware of Wikimedia movements and are interested in bridging the gender gap on Wikiquote. Participants will be added to online groups which will be used for communications relating to Wikiquote

10. In what ways are you actively seeking to contribute towards creating a safer, supportive, more equitable environment for participants?

Firstly, I plan to create a safe environment and put the participants' security first. I will also place priority and adhere to health guidelines.

11. Please tell us about how you have let your Wikimedia communities know about the planned activities and this proposal. Use this space to describe the processes you carried out to make the community more involved in planning this proposal. Please link the on-wiki community discussion(s) around the proposals.

Additionally, all local languages have developed a project page on Wikiquote for local online coordination.

Discussions take place in several telegram channels (some public, some access restricted). Public channels include: Wiki GenderGap, Wikiwomen, African wikimedians

12. Are you aware of other Rapid Fund proposals in your local group, community, or region that are being submitted and that align with your proposed project?


If yes:

12.1 Did you explore the possibility of doing a joint proposal with other leaders in your group?
12.2 How will this joint proposal allow you to have better results?
Collaborating with the Wiki Loves Women focus group will help in getting better results
1. For this campaign, the group will work alongside volunteers and several experienced admins who will assist us with the local campaign such as correcting newbies, sharing intellectual insights and judging the contest.
2. The group will help with publicity such as social media campaigns, e.t.c.
3. They will also help with communications, and local facilitators will be able to learn from a more diverse and experienced team.
13. Will you be working with other external, non-Wikimedia partners to implement this proposal? Required.


13.1 Please describe these partnerships and what motivates the potential partner to be part of the proposal and how they add value to your work.

14. In what ways do you think your proposal most contributes to the Movement Strategy 2030 recommendations. Select a maximum of THREE options that most apply.

Invest in Skills and Leadership Development

Learning, Sharing, and Evaluation

15. What do you hope to learn from your work in this fund proposal?

I expect to have learned many skills as a leader of a gender gap initiative in the Wikimedia network. I expect to have extended my network. I expect to have achieved recruitment, training and team building of new editors in my local area and intend to follow up. I expect new content to be created about women from my country.

16. Based on these learning questions, what is the information or data you need to collect to answer these questions? Please register this information (as metric description) in the following spaces provided.
Main Open Metrics Data
Main Open Metrics Description Target
Number of participants Number of participants per event (20)x 2 = 40 40
Number of trainings N/A 4
Number of articles Number of articles created 80
Number of repeat participants As one training session is usually not to train new participants, I will be having 2 physical trainings sessions per a set of participants (20) 20
17. Core quantitative metrics.
Core Metrics Summary
Core metrics Description Target
Number of participants I plan on having 4 pieces of training in total as one training is usually not enough to teach a participant. 2 training in Lagos and another 2 in Kwara. 40
Number of editors My target audience is editors in the Nigerian community. I also plan to engage Wikiquote editors from my past event last year.

New editors will be first trained and old editors will brush up their skills. The edit-a-thon will be for roughly 2 months and emphasis will be placed on the trainings to prevent vandalism.

Number of organizers There are 6 local organisers in total. 6
Number of new content contributions per Wikimedia project
Wikimedia Project Description Target
Wikiquote Create 80 new articles on the English Wikiquote 80
Wikipedia The main focus will be creating new entries on the English Wikiquote. However, we will also attempt to bridge the gap on Wikipedia. 20
17.1 If for some reason your proposal will not measure these core metrics please provide an explanation.

18. What tools would you use to measure each metric selected? Please refer to the guide for a list of tools. You can also write that you are not sure and need support.

1) dashboard to evaluate participation during edit-a-thons 2) list trained members with regards to training sessions 3) entries are listed on the project page. Entries are also identified with the #shesaid hashtag. Data is collected during the hashtag tool (if it works) or queries.

Financial Proposal

19. & 19.1 What is the amount you are requesting from Wikimedia Foundation? Please provide this amount in your local currency.

1040324 NGN

19.2 What is this amount in US Currency (to the best of your knowledge)?

2467.21 USD

20. Please upload your budget for this proposal or indicate the link to it.

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