Grants:Project/Nattes à chat/Les sans pagEs

Les sans pagEs
summaryLaunch 4 new "Les sans pagEs" groups in 4 cities in Europe by organizing regular and larger events around the gender gap issues (content and female contributors), both on site and online in the francophone community while upgrading the quality of articles on the main project page les sans pagEs and establishing cross project collaboration.
targetFrench Wikipedia
amount21 450 CHF
organization• les sans pagEs
this project needs...
created on20:16, 26 September 2017 (UTC)

Project idea edit

What is the problem you're trying to solve? edit

What problem are you trying to solve by doing this project? This problem should be small enough that you expect it to be completely or mostly resolved by the end of this project. Remember to review the tutorial for tips on how to answer this question.

The francophone Wikipedia is currently producing 29 % of women bios and the project les sans pagEs has successfully been launched in June 2016, attracting new contributors and engaging senior contributors. These are good results, but not enough yet.

The main problem that we have identified is that the francophone territory doesn't train and welcome new contributors that understand gender gap issues. We have noticed from the two past projects that it is important to have regular face to face and online activities to foster interest and start making a significant impact online, and for now, this kind of engagement only exists in Geneva, with one-off editathons in other cities, but held by the same Geneva team.

What is your solution to this problem? edit

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We want to share the knowledge gained in the Geneva project to encourage the takeoff of 4 new locations:

  • Nantes (FR)
  • Paris (FR)
  • Grenoble (FR)
  • Sion (CH)

We will also work on our sustainability through participation to large-scale, international Wikipedia events: that way, les sans pagEs can learn from international experience and share its experience with other language editions of Wikipedia.

Finally, we will build a website showcasing gender gap analyses and resources to make Wikipedia a better place for everyone and help new people contribute. This website will also include our press coverage, so we can gain notoriety and so that our 5 local groups may become self-sufficient, or at least viable, by the end of 2018. We will also produce a short motivational video "Let's fill the gender gap" in partnership with female youtubers. The video will be available on our Youtube channel and on our website.

Project goals edit

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Our goals are:

  • To reduce the gender gap in Wikipedia articles by meeting, attracting and training contributors who understand gender gap issues in Wikipedia and create articles accordingly
  • To make the Wikipedia community more diverse and inclusive by meeting, attracting and training contributors from all genders, who understand gender gap issues in Wikipedia and proper care of gender minorities
  • To make the Wikimedia community more diverse and engaed by promoting cross-project cooperation on gender gap issues and encouraging participants to find resources and support in the Wikimedian movement

Project impact edit

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  1. During your project, what will you do to achieve this goal? (These are your outputs.)
  2. Once your project is over, how will it continue to positively impact the Wikimedia community or projects? (These are your outcomes.)

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  • establish regular meetings in four new local groups
    • teach 50 new female contributors how to edit Wikipedia and make them create one article each at least. make 10 of them active contributors by the end of the year
    • enable the local groups to communicate through visiting other local groups and cooperating on larger-scale activities and projects
  • take part in wikimedian events, workshops and Wikimania
    • including taking part in cross-project workshops and editathons, for instance Art+Feminism or GLAM events
    • train past participants to wikidata and commons when they have more experience
    • participate in the wikimedian movement through Wikimania, French Wikiconvention, GLAM eventsin Switzerland and France
    • improving involvement in local chapters WMCH and WMFR
  • promote online results via social media and gain media coverage on the inclusivity efforts of Wikimedia projects and Wikipedia in particular
  • create 1000 new articles on the les sans pagEs project by the end of 2018
  • achieve 5 Quality Articles (Articles de Qualité) by the end of 2018: our goal last year was entirely based on creation and we can now focus on quality as well as quantity
  • have two new local groups meeting regularly and getting ready to become self-sufficient in 2019

Do you have any goals around participation or content? edit

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  • Content
    • Achieve 1000 new articles on les sans pagEs
    • Upgrade quality of existing articles by achieving 5 Articles de Qualité
  • Participation
    • Train past participants to wikidata and commons
    • Train from 3 to 10 regular contributors in each location
    • Train 50 new contributors globally
    • Achieve a total of 250 contributors on the project, both new and experienced

Project plan edit

Activities edit

Tell us how you'll carry out your project. What will you and other organizers spend your time doing? What will you have done at the end of your project? How will you follow-up with people that are involved with your project? - manage the association les sans pages which was created in january 2016 to manage funds (there is also some independent funding for some projects) - participate in local cultural events to take photos - animate meetups and workshops - organize events during which we will upgrade existing articles - train new contributors - organize an online contest (possibly) - communicate with other online projects - organize & participate to Art+Feminism events, Wikiloves pride ect.. - organize editathons with GLAM institutions and/or participate to such events

Group of Nantes

Group of Paris

Group of Sion

Group of Geneva

  • a planned editathon with Wikiloveswomen in April on the subject of African Feminists, see working list (in process here)
  • an event at the Gostelli foundation with help from WMCH
  • Wikilundis : meetup every monday from 12 to 14 at the cafeteria of the University of Geneva
  • Wikijeudis : meetup once per month at Lestime
  • an Art+feminism event is allready planned and booked with Lestime and les Culturelles on the 3-4th of march
  • trips to Bern to participate to WMCH events at National Library
  • participants : LaMèreVeille, Roxigene =>, Nattes à chat, Aneses
  • planned activities with LGBT associations In Grenoble and Montpellier (Queercode)

Group of Grenoble

  • organize 3 editathons (Women & Science, Female Creators in Pop Culture, and Women in Sports) in order to get in touch with a variety of local communities and to get women interested in contribution through different subjects.
  • organize a 2 days workshop for (mostly female) youtubers in order to sensitize them about the Wikipedian gender gap (which echoes the Youtube gender gap), have them contribute, and make them create a video tutorial "Wikipedia : Let's fill the gender gap" that can become a useful tool for the Wikipedian Movement to explain the issue and its solutions.
  • NB : senior contributors from Grenoble have already expressed their will to participate (and help new contributors participate) in these events : Opsylac (coordinator for Les sans pagEs launching in Grenoble), GAllegre, EricLewin, AudeMugnier.

Budget edit

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Project budget table
Category Item description Unit # of units Unit price in CHF Currency Budget 2018 Comment
Local group funding Nantes months 1 3750 CHF 3,750.00 funding of catering, library, room rental based on 5-10 participants, 2 monthly meetings (20 workshops par year) and one larger local event, flyers
Local group funding Grenoble months 1 3600 CHF 3,600.00 funding of local gatherings, catering, library, room rental based on 5-10 participants, 2 monthly meetings (20 workshops par year) and one larger local event, flyers
Local group funding Paris months 1 3300 CHF 3,300.00 funding of local gatherings, catering, library, room rental, flyers, + creation of a website for fundraising and promotional purposes(250 CHF)
Local group funding Sion months 1 3600 CHF 3,600.00 funding of local gatherings, catering, library, room rental, flyers
Local group funding Geneva months 12 100 CHF 1,200.00 funding of catering for regular meetings once per month
Travel Travel cost annual 1 4000 CHF 4,000.00 funding of transport to groups event, wikimedia events and group gathering (Wikiconvention, GLAM events, editathons and OPL opérations libre) for wikimedian interested in the gender gap issues
Project manager months 12 166,66 CHF 2,000 compensation for reporting, accounting, updating information on project page and training other groups
total CHF 21450

Community engagement edit

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We will continue engaging the community through the main project


fr:Projet:Les sans pagEs

les AFF (Nantes) has its own project page: Atelier Femmes et Féminisme The group of Sion has a previous workshop page to be upgraded into a project page

We are present on social media (Facebook and Twitter). We will also build a les sans pagEs website for increase notoriety and to achieve self-sufficiency.

Get involved edit

Participants edit

Please use this section to tell us more about who is working on this project. For each member of the team, please describe any project-related skills, experience, or other background you have that might help contribute to making this idea a success.

  • Exilexi, coordinating the Parisian chapter of Les sans pagEs. Created around 100 French biographies for the project. I work in digital marketing and can specialize in communication. I have also organized many events, mostly in video gaming: I know how to get people together and how to work together towards a common goal, with shared values. Finally, I'm a rather prominent blogger on the French-speaking Internet, and would like to showcase the Les sans pagEs project on my blog to attract new participants.
  • Kvardek du, participating in the Parisian group, and organizing Art+Feminism events. I'm an experienced Wikimedian. Kvardek du (talk) 09:03, 28 September 2017 (UTC)
  • Yann, founding member of the association, attending local events whenever possible. Yann (talk) 09:45, 28 September 2017 (UTC)
  • DeuxPlusQuatre, I organize the workshops Ateliers Femmes et Féminisme in Nantes. The most important thing is to have given confidence to female contributors who were thinking they would not be able to write an article in Wikipedia, or that they would not dare to photograph in the public space. My greatest success is to have created a friendly climate, a climate without judgment, which allows novices to gain self-confidence, learn to write in Wikipedia.
  • magatim I am the person responsable for the group of Sion. I have participated to work shop in Lausanne in spring 2016 and in Sion in 2017.After this work shop we have created the group in order to participate to fill the gender gap.
  • Opsylac coordinator or Les sans pagEs chapter in Grenoble. I am already coordinator of the Wikimedia France local group in Grenoble (this year I organized 2 editathons + 2 workshops + conferences). Occupying this function, I realized that the gender gap topic really cought people's attention (both participants in editathons and institutional partners) : I think a real dynamic can start here. I have an intimate knowledge of local actors (institutions, associations, etc) and very good writing and communication skills (I am trained as publisher and work as scriptwriter and translator).

Community notification edit

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We have several project pages and a main central les sans pages. We disseminate information on ,mailing lists (Nantes), twitter accounts, face book pages and participate in our local chapters (mainly WMCH & WMFR). We also post information on other project pages on the French, English mostly (Women in red, Wikilovespride) and post information & events on the Art+Feminism platform

Endorsements edit

Do you think this project should be selected for a Project Grant? Please add your name and rationale for endorsing this project below! (Other constructive feedback is welcome on the discussion page).

  1.   Support DeuxPlusQuatre
  2.   Support Proven and motivated organizers doing important work to focus on gender gap through community building actions with events (edit-a-thons, conferences, ...) and online networking . This is a great initiative and is clearly beneficial to all! LaMèreVeille
  3. Strong   Support from a participant of les sans pagEs ! Kvardek du (talk) 09:29, 28 September 2017 (UTC)
  4.   Support Otarie69
  5.   Support Yann (talk) 09:48, 28 September 2017 (UTC)
  6.   Support from a contributor of Atelier Femmes et Féminisme FrimousseRoche
  7.   Support from a participant of les Sans PagEs and member of Via Mulieris committee Lezecoto
  8.   Support from a participant of Les sans pagEs and hopefully an organizer! Exilexi
  9. I warmly   Support this grant for les sans pagEs. As a experienced user (sysop on fr.wp), I have found there a place to contribute with a really great support of the new users, a good cohesion and many valuable persons. I think les sans pagEs may offer another kind of experiences of IRL meetings and organized "workshops" for the greater good of WP, with people from other horizons. Therefore I am and I will stay in that project, and try to help the Parisian group sometimes. Thank you again for having offered a place for me and for many people who wouldn't have been participated otherwise imo on Wikipedia. GrandCelinien (talk) 14:04, 28 September 2017 (UTC)
  10.   Support Les sans pagEs is a precious project on fr.wp. Un historien (talk) 17:22, 28 September 2017 (UTC)
  11. strong   Support I was on the project-grant committee that first supported this initiative a year ago, and just recently I have become active with this project, contributing dozens of biographies and other entries. Let me say this is working very well. There is a real focused and engaged community around this project. People are collaborating with each other and accomplishments are amazing; I have made good friends through this initiative. The project is going on in a crescendo. This should be supported for sure, especially in the context in which the francophone community is so urgently needing initiatives to be proud of. Good job to all, especially Nattes à chat! --Joalpe (talk) 03:35, 29 September 2017 (UTC) Thank you Joalpe, I am so glad to see that some people are enjoying the project and making friends, especially aroun gender gap issues. It is motivating.
  12.   Support Aneses
  13. I give all my   Support to this grant for les sans pagEs. This project is empowering, fascinating and interesting ! It helps women to be more present in the french encyclopedia but also allows women to start with Wikipedia and have more self confidence, thanks a lot for this beautiful project. Fhala.K (talk) 12:40, 29 September 2017 (UTC)
  14.   Support I've been happily participating to the project for one year, I have actually started contributing to Wikipedia with that great project and warmly recommand it. Mapomge
  15.   Support Pierre Antoine LE PAGE
  16.   Support Magatim I joigned this project in 2016 with enthousiasm.
  17.   Support Anthere (talk) 20:05, 2 October 2017 (UTC)
  18.   Support Iportiu I joigned this project with enthousiam. The fields of equality and LGBTQI culture are very important on Wikipedia.
  19.   Support Roxigene I am part of this project since 2017. I come every monday to our weekly meeting where I can spend a good moment and share the updates of the project. I also take the time to contribute to Les sans pagEs during those meetings. I feel I am part of a big family and I hope this project will grow every year a bit more.
  20.   Support Suzy1919 Full endorsement to the project. I joined in 2016 and still create and/or translate to French pages with same enthusiasm. Everyone at his/her own pace, and every time renewing my technicals skills with the support of participants. The project needs to spread over new groups and thanks to Nattes à chat who is always a great and helpful leader !
  21.   Support Pluralism of voices is what makes the Wikimedia movement so outstanding. I can't imagine a Wikipedia article written without multiple perspectives. Projects like this are essential to strengthen content quality. Hjfocs (talk) 11:01, 11 October 2017 (UTC)
  22.   Support I think these users are already doing a great job on trying to reduce the gender gap on and will do even more with some support. --Awkiku (talk) 14:50, 11 October 2017 (UTC)
  23.   Support I support this project. Coukaratcha
  24. strong   Support I have helped out a few times on this project, whenever my work schedule permits. The articles being written are of high quality, and there are constantly new active contributors being welcomed by the Sans PagEs team. This is very beneficial for the entire Wikimedia community. GastelEtzwane (talk) 08:54, 17 October 2017 (UTC)
  25.   Support - These are accomplished organizers and their work is important in reducing content and editor gender gaps. --Rosiestep (talk) 15:31, 21 October 2017 (UTC)
  26.   Support - Manu1400
  27. strong   Support. Les sans pagEs, WikiDonne's sister project in french is doing a great job regarding the gender gap (both in content and participation). A value for all comunities, not only for the french one and not only for women. Talk about women is talk about all kind of diversity. Camelia (talk) 12:58, 30 October 2017 (UTC)
  28.   Support Thekidpossum (talk) 21:45, 7 November 2017 (UTC)
  29.   Support Stefanos Stefanos (talk) 22:47, 12 November 2017 (UTC)
  30.   Support Per Awkiku. Very useful project, well managed; I'm not involved in the project, but as an active Wikipedian and Sysop, I can see all the articles created :). Jules78120 (talk) 13:35, 4 December 2017 (UTC)