Grants:Project/Wiki In Africa/Wiki Loves Women 2018
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There are gaping holes in the knowledge and representations that exist online about women … and, separately, about and relating to the physical and emotional concepts of Africa. Together – women in Africa – there is an abyss. Millions of people across this vast continent do not see their reality reflected when they go online; women more so.
Wikipedia is no different.
Studies have shown that quality Wikipedia articles on African women or the issues that affect them either do not exist or, if they do, do not have the same depth nor are as nuanced as the same subject matter in other regions. There are a range of reasons why this continues to be the case, but ultimately we must look forward to concentrate on what can be done to reverse the tide – what can be done to provide quality content about and for Africa’s women on the world’s largest knowledge platform.
In January 2016, Wiki Loves Women launched as one solution to this problem in Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, and Nigeria through a host of local and global events. Its primary goal was to encourage participation and facilitate the contribution of quality information on and about African women to be published on, and made widely available via, Wikipedia.
In collaboration with the Goethe-Institut in 2016 and early 2017, the project encouraged the contribution of existing information from Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and gender-equality groups to Wikipedia. The content that was created specifically focused on women’s contribution to the political, economic, scientific, cultural and heritage landscape, and the current socio-political status of women, in each country. It also strongly encouraged the activation and support of new and existing editors (both female and gender-sensitised male Wikipedians).
Simultaneously, the project impacted hugely on the strength, skills and numbers of the local volunteer groups. The direct impact included:
- a better understanding of how Wikimedia projects operate
- more visibility in their country
- consolidated group structure (eg, Cameroon and Ghana)
- leadership roles and increased capacity for women within the local teams (especially, Cote d'Ivoire and Ghana)
- significant increase in numbers of women involved in the project both as partners and as editors
- more awareness and contact with the international Wikimedia community (Cameroon’s volunteers became a UserGroup; Nigeria became involved with WMF over readership access; Ghana gained several partnerships with gender based institutions including Africa Women's Development Fund, Women Who Code, Fabulous Women Network, Tech Needs Girls, etc.; the Cote d’Ivoire team attended Wikimedia Francophone Conference and later created WikiMousso to extend the work done on WLW).
These were all elements that were not apparent before the start of the project.
Finally, a massive boost to local groups came in the long-lasting relationships that were created between the local Goethe-Instituts and the Wikimedia groups in each country. These relationships have strengthened over the year with WM groups being given venue and logistical support for a number of WLW and other WM related events. One such example is []
The specific actions of the project can also be viewed via these links:
- The WLW website
- Project page on English Wikipedia
- Project page on French Wikipedia
- Côte d’Ivoire
- Work in Nigeria can be viewed by this documentary from Germany's 3Sat
On-wiki events included:
- an initial Wiki Loves Women launch contest to coincide with the #Wikipedia15 celebrations in English and French
- partnership in the Africa Destubathon (results specific to Wiki Loves Women here)
- the [m:16 African Women Translate-a-thon|#16WikiWomen translation drive]].
The success of Wiki Loves Women in West Africa has shown a need to extend this programme to other territories. It also served to show that the factors that limit Wikipedia coverage of women and Africa can be turned around. These are:
- lack of visibility and understanding of Wikipedia;
- little awareness that local people can have a global voice;
- no culture of contribution online, let alone to Wikipedia;
- no awareness of the issues and that the power is in their hands to shift this dynamic;
- low numbers of Wikimedia volunteers (intrepid as they are) who are under resourced and need a steady flow of projects to inspire and draw new members; and
- low maturity level of volunteer groups who need to be introduced to and kept up to speed about practices elsewhere.
Since March 2017 Wiki Loves Women has been driven through events and drives hosted by the local country groups (original groups in Nigeria, Ghana, Ivory Coast and Cameroon). In these smaller - but no less important - ways, the Wiki Loves Women activity did not came to a grinding halt when money ran out … An attempt at keeping track of those events can be found here.
- Examples of recent activities In Nigeria : https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10155911036788851&set=a.75068178850.76447.565398850&type=3&theater
- Nigeria has also launched the Wiki Loves Women radio on WFM91.7 every Wednesday rom 6-6.30pm is one example and here is another.
- there have been five events held in Ghana for Wiki Loves Women since March 2017
In some cases, these efforts have been supported by the WMF Rapid Grants programme:
The project has also been involved in online content drives, such as, being a partnering organisation on the Women in Red World Contest with the the sub-project ‘’’African feminists’’’ held in Fall 2017 as #17AfricanFeminists which led to:
- 72 articles created in English
- 3 articles were improved in English
- (22 articles translated to French; 1 was translated in Vietnamese and 1 in Portuguese
- AND the creation of a full list of African feminists to work on !
It participated to the creation of the guiding page to write about women in French : https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipédia:Comment_écrire_sur_des_femmes
It maintained an active media presence on Facebook and Twitter to keep the pressure on the issue of this double gap.
The particular problem
With the exception of the online contests and a few small edit-a-thons in Cape Town, Wiki Loves Women has been focused on West Africa since Jan 2016. It is important that this is a continental project and that other countries have the benefits that the project offers.
In East Africa women’s rights and equality are as strained as they are in other parts of the continent. Uganda has made some concessions towards gender equality at a governmental and economic level (women national legislators at 34.9 percent - higher than the world average of 19.47 percent), but much more needs to be done at a domestic level (maternal mortality rates are high: 16 women die giving birth EVERY day). Both Tanzania and Uganda are classed by the UNDP as having low levels of human development. These deeper issues are reflected online where women are not celebrated, and their issues not discussed. Wiki Loves Women can start to change that. It provides a platform where global issues can be discussed at a local level, and where local issues (that are often considered taboo) can be raised and considered contextually. At the same time it celebrates women who have driven history, commerce, academia, culture and industry and provides free-to-access information on these local, accessible role models.
At the same time, East Africa is a particularly under developed Wikimedia space. The Orange Foundation has offered free access to Wikipedia Zero in Uganda and Tanzania yet visibility remains low. Since 2013, several events and projects have been conducted in Uganda and Tanzania (mostly under WikiAfrica movement guidance such as Kumusha Takes Wiki and c:Wiki Loves Africa) however, although very enthusiastic, neither groups have yet formalised as an acknowledged usergroup and, while active locally, are not yet active participants in global Wikipedia events.
What is your solution to this problem?Edit
For the problem you identified in the previous section, briefly describe your how you would like to address this problem.
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The goals of this grant request are to:
- Create visibility for women’s equality in Tanzania and Uganda using Wikipedia as a platform for content creation
- Support the development of the Wikimedia groups in the two countries through a series of structured and varied activities
- Encourage women to be involved as leaders, partners and editors, whilst supporting all gender-sensitised editors to partipate.
How will you know if you have met your goals?Edit
For each of your goals, we’d like you to answer the following questions:
- During your project, what will you do to achieve this goal? (These are your outputs.)
- 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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Success is achieved if local teams have:
- held monthly themed events per team, with each event activity tracked using the outreach dashboard;
- obtained and demonstrated media visibility of the project at the local and also at the national level;
- built a comprehensive database of aligned CSO, NGO, gender-equality, media, academic and other organisations and groups;
- involved new content-, network- and media partners;
- shown an increase in female participation in events and an increasing role of women in leadership positions;
- through the regular edit-a-thons organized by the team, encourage the contribution of new core gender subject articles, images and data and generally content related notable women on Wikimedia, Wikimedia Commons and Wikidata;
- increased the active membership of their UserGroup, in particular the representation of women, including involvement and responsibilities with regards to the WLW project;
- built a following on Facebook and other social media (Twitter, etc.);
- finalized Wikimedia UserGroup status (where relevant);
- successfully and consistently reported to the project team and the wikimedia community about their activities and results; and
- has a plan to continue the work in whatever way they can manage.
The project team will be successful if it has:
- provided support and mentored the WIRs for WLW activities in Uganda and Tanzania;
- created two online events during the year (possibly in partnership with Women in Red, Les Sans PagEs, etc.). The first one is envisioned as relating to African Women Activists on Africa Day (25th of May);
- conducted global social media campaigns around the issues raised in the two countries;
- aggregated a community of interested parties in an online Facebook group, curated recent information related to the gender gap and Wikipedia, and facilitating the sharing of information regarding to African Women visibility and issues on it in relation to Wikimedia Projects;
- created a list of countries to extend the project, and whenever possible identified the Wikipedians in Residence(*) (in the form of Usergroups, volunteer groups or individuals) who could work from within that country (all contractual hurdles and other elements cleared and ready to proceed)
Do you have any goals around participation or content?Edit
Are any of your goals related to increasing participation within the Wikimedia movement, or increasing/improving the content on Wikimedia projects? If so, we ask that you look through these three metrics, and include any that are relevant to your project. Please set a numeric target against the metrics, if applicable.
For this phase, as per the output of the project phases, we expect a minimum of the following:
- 20 events held (10 per country);
- 20 new active participants in Wikipedia per country;
- 5 new active members in each group (with at least equal representation);
- 50 subject specific / themed articles created per country;
- comprehensive local country lists of strategic contacts in CSOs, GLAMs, Media, Academic and other key institutions;
- Attendance and presentation of the Wiki Loves Women project to at least 3 global wikimedia event during 2018/9 (might typically be Wikimania, WikiIndaba and Wikimedia Con); and
- set up of 2 global online events.
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?
The project will be conducted over 8 months. The activities will be split between on-the-ground country-based individuals or teams and the continental project team. The actions are apportioned between these two facets of the project below.
Country teams are tasked with the ...Edit
- identification of partners interested in providing freely-licence content about African women in each country;
- identification of networking partners interested or involved on gender issues;
- reporting of those contacts in a structured manner for import in a global qualified database;
- identification of key issues for themed content creation events;
- collection, and then integration, of donated content on Wikimedia Projects;
- set-up and facilitation of edit-a-thons using outreach dashboard (10 per country);
- creation and management of all edit-a-thons wiki pages;
- training sessions for gender interested partners and public institutions when relevant;
- at least two awareness events per country (eg, a press conference, an exhibition etc.);
- participation in on-wiki events (Africa Day, 1Lib1Ref, etc.);
- regular activity on social media to communicate about the project (the edit-a-thons etc.);
- production of at least 5 blog posts during the year; and
- attendance of at least one team member at an international event in 2018/9 (Wikimania, WikiIndaba etc.) to communicate about the project.
Roles within the Country TeamsEdit
Training events manager to:
- Organise monthly themed events per team, with each event activity tracked using the outreach dashboard - minimum of 10 events (can be one organiser or several);
- Ensure an increase in female participation in events;
- Include more women in leadership roles during the events and project rollout; and
- Update event activity on meta + en.wp WLW project page;
- Report on each event on WLW blog page.
Database manager to:
- Build a comprehensive database of aligned CSO, NGO, gender-equality, media, academic and other organisations and groups;
- Set up a mailchimp account and import database.
Content manager to:
- Build a list of articles to create or improve (in English or local languages) and work through the list by any means that shall prove productive;
- Through the regular edit-a-thons organized by the team, encourage the contribution of new core gender subject articles, images and data and generally increased the content related to notable women on Wikimedia, Wikimedia Commons and Wikidata; and
- Ensure the collection then integration of donated content on Wikimedia Projects.
Marketing manager to:
- Adapt material provided by global team and make sure marketing material is available locally (get leaflets printed etc.); and
- Finalise any localised materials and print and distribute t-shirts, stickers, posters, etc.
Media communications and liaison at a local and the national level;
- Feed up-to-date contacts into the media database;
- Create and send press releases (at least 2), invitations to events and newsletters to interested parties (at least 1) using mailchimp;
- Create at least 5 blog posts for Wiki Loves Women website;
- Develop a social media campaign and relay blogs, etc.;
- Update activity on meta + en.wp WLW project page;
- Contribute to the Wiki Loves Women Facebook group; and
- Organise at least two awareness events per country (e.g., a press conference, an exhibition etc.).
Partner liaison to
- Approach relevant content-, network- and media partner to be included in the events;
- Adapt partnership agreements and documents (if required);
- Chase up partners on satisfaction with involvement if required; and
- Update the database accordingly.
Team leader to:
- Consistently report activity and results to the project team; Attends mandatory monthly project leads meeting (skype etc.);
- Team leader ensures contribution (either by self or via team activity) to the following:
- Communicate actions and activity with project team via Slack/What’s App/Facebook
- Event activity via Outreach dashboard, and
- Social Media, WLW blog.
- Give one presentation to Africa hour + at two Wikimedia conference (Wiki Indaba and Wikimedia Conference);
- Provide two written contributions to the education or GLAM newsletters;
- Updates to the Wiki Loves Women wikipedia portal page for each relevant news and activity;
- Regularly contribute to the “yet to be created” Wiki Loves Women team Facebook group;
- Provide input and then feedback from a survey on the WLW organizer kit;
- Inform and ensure participation of the team (and any willing event participants) to the two WLW global events;
- Lead consultation and provide plan project sustainability for the project beyond this intervention; and
- Encourage team to apply for Usergroup status via AffCom, if deemed relevant.
- grant funding: strategy, research, proposal writing, follow up, etc.;
- project support: weekly discussions, bi-weekly reviews, training and mentorship, communications, social media, network, pr and on-wiki activities;
- two global events:
- Africa Day  : to be held 25-27 of May. A writing drive around “Women Freedom Fighters in Africa”;
- A WikiData drive in Sept/Oct 2018;
- Set-up and development of a network of interesting parties (based on contacts identified during the first 2 years of the project and on new partners); and
- Support the local teams to help their participation in offline Wikimedia events (Wikimania, etc.).
How you will use the funds you are requesting? List bullet points for each expense. (You can create a table later if needed.) Don’t forget to include a total amount, and update this amount in the Probox at the top of your page too!
- Project management and global facilitation : €20,000.00
- Financial administration : €1,500.00
- Communication (local and global) : €2,700.00
- Financial transfert costs : €500.00
- Administration and contingency : €4,305.00
- WiR stipends : €12,800.00
- Local events : €4,000.00
- Equipment : €500.00
|WIKI LOVES WOMEN BUDGET 2018-2019|
|A. CENTRALISED PROJECT COSTS|
|1. Project management and global operations|
|1.1. en. PM 1||€8,000.00||$9,929.12|
|1.2. fr. PM 2||€12,000.00||$14,893.68|
|1.3 Financial administration||€1,500.00||$1,861.71|
|2.2 Financial transfer fees||€500.00||$620.57|
|2.4. Promotional materials: t-shirts, badges, etc.||€1,000.00||$1,241.14|
|2.5. Public relations, marketing and social media||€1,200.00||$1,489.37|
|3. Country 1|
|WIR/team stipend (include local travel)||€6,400.00||$7,943.30|
|Local communication materials||€250.00||$310.29|
|Events (Catering + venue hire)||€2,000.00||$2,482.28|
|4. Country 2|
|WIR/team stipend (include local travel)||€6,400.00||$7,943.30|
|Local communication materials||€250.00||$310.29|
|Events (Catering + venue hire)||€2,000.00||$2,482.28|
How will you let others in your community know about your project? Why are you targeting a specific audience? How will you engage the community you’re aiming to serve at various points during your project? Community input and participation helps make projects successful.
- Website: www.wikiloveswomen.org
- Facebook (2,374 follows): https://www.facebook.com/WikiLovesWomen
- Twitter (676 followers) : https://twitter.com/WikiLovesWomen
Press releases and newsletters are sent out to the following: WikiAfrica subscribers:
- 5068 English subscribers
- 1768 French subscribers
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 backgrounds you have that might help contribute to making this idea a success.
Team Lead: Maryam Mgonja; has been exposed to Wikipedia projects since 2015 when WikiLovesAfrica after being introduced to the competition by colleagues from the Ugandan team. In 2015, she held a role of partnerships lead for the team, and later advanced to the national organizer on the ground in 2016 and 2017 where she held that position in Tanzania. She has since then picked up interest in taking part in Wikipedia projects as a contributor and a motivator.
In the beginning of 2018, she was recruited by the Swedish Embassy to oversee the Wiki Gap project in Tanzania where she will be mentoring and supervising women authors who will be profiling women champions in Tanzania and uploading the profiles on the Wiki Editathon happening at the Swedish Embassy in Tanzania on 8th March 2018.
Team Lead: Bukulu Steven; has been exposed to Wikipedia projects since 2014 when WikiLovesAfrica was introduced and launched in Africa. He held the position of a National Organizer in Uganda. Since then he as always been intrested in Wikipedia's mission of free knowledge creation and sharing. During his time in Tanzania in 2015 while part of World Bank Project, Ramania Huria he greatly helped kick start Wikipedia popularity/activities through WikiLovesAfrica as a National Organizer contributing to Tanzania winning the 3rd prize (Kiduku Dance) on the year's theme Music and Dance.
In early 2017 he was awarded a scholarship to attend the second WikiIndaba conference that took place in Ghana, Accra on the theme: Fostering growth within the African Continent. Further more, he continued participating in WikiLovesAfrica in 2017 and for the first time for WikiLovesMonuments happening in Uganda, he was part still part of the team that initiated and U participated in it in Uganda as a National Organizer. During the course of Wikipedia Project activities in 2017, he created partnership between the Uganda Wikimedia UserGroup and Goethe Zentrum Kampala which has supported Wiki activities in Uganda.
Steven is part of the Uganda Wikimedia UserGroup created last year, 2017 which is currently in the process of getting involved in the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Wikimedia Sverige campaign #WikiGap taking place March 2018. With his years of exposure, experience and continual participation in WIkipedia projects, his well versed with the working environments including training and guiding new contributors to Wikipedia during editahons and remotely when contacted for assistance.
- user:anthere Florence Devouard - email@example.com
- User:Islahaddow Isla Haddow-Flood - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Tanzania : User:Maryam_Mgonja Maryam Mgonja email@example.com
- Uganda : User:Bukulu_Steven Bukulu Steven firstname.lastname@example.org
- Elisabeth, financial administration
Grant Requestor : Wiki In Africa Wiki In Africa, a non-profit organisation that is based in South Africa, and was founded in November 2016 as a financial and legal structure that operates global initiatives in support of the WikiAfrica movement. Its objective is to empower and engage citizens of Africa and its diaspora to collect, develop and contribute educational and relevant content that relates to the theme of Africa under a free license; and to engage in global knowledge systems by encouraging access to, awareness of, and support for open knowledge, the open movement and the Wikimedia projects, working in collaboration with like-minded organisations. It is involved in other Wikipedia-based programmes that include Wiki Loves Africa, WikiFundi/en, Wikipedia:WikiProject WikiChallenge African Schools and Wikipedia:WikiProject WikiAfrica Schools.
- Volunteer By writing biographies on women who deserve recognition in Uganda Mlajum (talk) 04:45, 27 December 2019 (UTC)
You are responsible for notifying relevant communities of your proposal, so that they can help you! Depending on your project, notification may be most appropriate on a Village Pump, talk page, mailing list, etc.--> Please paste links below to where relevant communities have been notified of your proposal, and to any other relevant community discussions. Need notification tips?
- African Wikimedians mailing list
- Women in Red
- Les Sans Pages
- WLW social media accounts
- Whose Knowledge
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).
- Support I am strongly in favor of this project. In countries such as Côte d'Ivoire previous editions of Wiki Loves Women have led to more content about women being created on Wikimedia projects. Also, WLW is a great alibi for more awareness regarding notable African women. African Hope (talk) 17:14, 30 January 2018 (UTC)
- Support WLW is a project which helps to strenghen local Wikimedia community Papischou (talk) 17:21, 30 January 2018 (UTC)
- Support This project has enabled Côte d'Ivoire to generate more than one hundred created/translated/improved Wikipedia articles and nearly 1,000 uploaded images on Commons on notable Ivorian women. I am sure that it can help other african countries to reduce the gender gap too. Yasield (talk) 18:45:21, 30 January 2018 (UTC)
- Support WLW is a very good project which can help to have more informations about women. Eltia Aimée (talk) 10:59, 31 January 2018 (UTC)
- Support This project is a good initiative for the valorization of women and an opportunity for local communities in Africa, I endorse it. Geugeor (talk) 13:16, 31 January 2018 (UTC)
- Support This is a very interesting and needed project. I Totaly support it, looking forward for the results. Greta
- Support In Africa, both numeric and gender gaps need to be further adressed to achieve our strategic goal of inclusivity.Nattes à chat (talk) 16:39, 2 February 2018 (UTC)
- Support I strongly endorse this project, which seems to be a great way to get more contributors from that part of the world. Thank you for your investment. -- GrandCelinien (talk) 16:39, 2 February 2018 (UTC)
- Support This is a great project, and I would love to see it cover more African countries (like West Africa) in the future. I fully endorse it. GastelEtzwane (talk) 16:48, 2 February 2018 (UTC)
- Support This is a much needed project, as it will help in improving the current content gaps, in the concerned countries and the continent as a whole. I totally support.--Jamie Tubers (talk) 17:24, 2 February 2018 (UTC)
- Support These are two important countries which need support. I hope that those of us participating in Women in Red can help to cover some of the missing women.--Ipigott (talk) 17:58, 2 February 2018 (UTC)
- Support Great and useful project! Kvardek du (talk) 20:35, 2 February 2018 (UTC)
- Support very important project for Africa and need support Great11 (talk) 12:05, 4 February 2018 (UTC)
- Support Not only does the content about African countries and people need to be addressed on Wikipedia, but we need to encourage more editors from African countries to edit. I'm really glad to see the progress already and want it to continue. Megalibrarygirl (talk) 19:19, 4 February 2018 (UTC)
- i greatly support this project because am from Uganda and i see the need to feel in these gaps Erinamukuta (talk) 06:06, 5 February 2018 (UTC)
- Support important project Meriem Mach (talk) 14:24, 5 February 2018 (UTC)
- Support I strongly support full funding for this much-needed project Uncommon fritillary (talk) 15:04, 5 February 2018 (UTC)
- Support Yes. Full support. Raystorm (talk) 16:16, 5 February 2018 (UTC)
- Support In other countries like Ghana, massive content has been contributed through this project. I believe same will happen for these other countries and hence I strongly endorse this. Celestinesucess (talk) 17:09, 5 February 2018 (UTC)
- Support I fully endorse this bilingual project. LaMèreVeille (talk) 18:40, 5 February 2018 (UTC)
- Support. Sounds good - thank you for coordinating this important initiative. Hmlarson (talk) 22:27, 5 February 2018 (UTC)
- Support: Strong support. WLW has a proven track record of accomplishing its goals. --Rosiestep (talk) 03:33, 6 February 2018 (UTC)
- Support: Little documentation of women in Africa has created a vacuum between the older generation and the younger female generation which has potentially contributed to lack of information that should inspire the current and future generation. I highly support the project as we already behind time --Bukulu Steven (User_talk:Bukulu_Steven) 04:00, 6 February 2018 (EAT)
- Support: My full support (and enthusiasm). The project is well structured and the team has proven great commitment and efficient work. I think the consistency of the project and its constant redesign to produce better results is very rare and very important to activate users in the African continent. iopensa (talk) 14:07, 6 February 2018 (UTC)
- Support: I fully support this. More power to women! Michaelphoya (talk) 04:35, 8 February 2018 (UTC)
- Support: Strong support. It's beneficial for the African continent to reduce the gender gap. Sami Mlouhi (talk) 10:18, 8 February 2018 (UTC)
- Support: Strong support. Wikipedia must talk about all subjects and all people not only the northern hemisphere and white men. DeuxPlusQuatre (talk) 11:30, 8 February 2018 (UTC)
- Support: Wiki Loves Women has become the window where our women are being seen by the global community as a shine light of the future. The project has surpassed the initial benchmark set by the organizer by not only providing visibility for African women but it has gone a step further by creating awareness to Wikipedia and also brought out from obscurity and lack of talent many hiding giants through the help of third party funding. I think our foundation should believe in the concept '(The proof of the pudding is in the eating). Come to Nigeria, we can tell you more about the impact of Wiki Loves Women in community development Olaniyan Olushola (talk) 17:45, 10 February 2018 (UTC)
- Support: Wiki Loves Women is a great project that puts more light on african women. It also helps to increase african contributions on Wikipedia. Mouahé (talk) 09:13, 14 February 2018 (UTC)
- yes Slowking4 (talk) 00:02, 12 March 2018 (UTC)
- Support I am favor of this project Great project (talk) 18:11, 17 March 2018 (UTC)
- There is no objections about this project, when you see this great gap between differents genders .. we should to grow our activity wikiloves women is a best way to reduce the that gap.
- Support Always amazing images John Cummings (talk) 23:11, 20 March 2018 (UTC)
- Support Always amazing outcomes, and fits well within the support and organizing needs of the African community. I am really excited to see this run again,Sadads (talk) 13:41, 26 March 2018 (UTC)
- This project provides an opportunity to grow the Wikimedia community in East Africa. It will strengthen the community and increase the number of active editors, as well increase content about women. It will be an opportunity to build on the work done at WikiGap and Art&Feminism events this year. Kateregga1 (talk) 05:52, 11 May 2018 (UTC)
- Support We desperately need this kind of initiative and more like it! NavinoEvans (talk) 11:21, 14 May 2018 (UTC)