#VisibleWikiWomen Challenge - Online edit-a-thon
In March 2018, we launched the #VisibleWikiWomen challenge for the first time - aiming to add openly licensed photographs and illustrations of prominent women from around the world onto Wikipedia. After gathering hundreds of photos in the VisibleWikiWomen category on Wikimedia Commons, what's next?
Join the #VisibleWikiWomen Edit-a-thon from 1-15 May 2018!
During May 2018 there are still more actions we can all take to increase women's visibility on Wikimedia projects. Here are some ideas to get you started:
- Add images of women to existing Wikipedia articles.
- Write and translate articles. See the worklist below for some suggestions of articles to start, improve, or translate!
- Improve descriptions and categories for the women's images already gathered on Wikimedia Commons.
- Create and improve Wikidata items for these women.
- Continue uploading images of notable women and their work to Wikimedia Commons under the #VisibleWikiWomen Category. Here is an Upload Wizard to help you :)
Spread the wordEdit
- Reach out your volunteers from previous events or editathons.
- Tell them more about #VisibleWikiWomen: invite them to visit #VisibleWikiWomen, or follow us on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram).
- Share the list of articles with them.
- Ask them to register in the event dashboard so that their contributions can be counted as they improve Wikimedia projects!
Join the #VisibleWikiWomen edit-a-thon from 1 to 15 May! You can signup here, and add yourself to the event dashboard as well to make sure your contributions get counted!
- Señoritaleona (talk) 18:17, 11 April 2018 (UTC)
- May Hachem93 (talk) 20:43, 30 April 2018 (UTC)
- Sami Mlouhi (talk) 21:20, 2 May 2018 (UTC)
- Anasuyas (talk) 03:21, 3 May 2018 (UTC)
- Rosiestep (talk) 14:05, 3 May 2018 (UTC)
- Jcornelius (talk) 23:48, 3 May 2018 (UTC)
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- Soyyosoycocomiel (talk) 01:22, 6 May 2018 (UTC)
- WikiLester (talk) 08:48, 6 May 2018 (UTC)
- Sailesh Patnaik 20:11, 11 May 2018 (UTC)
- Pepe piton (talk) 21:03, 12 May 2018 (UTC)
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JOIN THE EDITATHON DASHBOARD. After registering, you can assign yourself one or more articles to work on them, adding the title of the article and the Wikipedia language. In this way, other participants will know which articles are available to choose.
Hashtags to use as you celebrate your edits! #VWWeditathon #VisibleWikiWomen
The Big ListEdit
During the VisibleWikiWomen challenge over 1000 new photos was uploaded to Wikimedia Commons. This represents a lot of articles to create, translate or improve. We are building a list of women that appear in the category VisibleWikiWomen and their respective items on Wikidata.
This is a work in progress. You can help by finding or creating the Wikidata item of each woman, and adding it to the list.
We have chosen the uploaded pictures of some prominent women who are very interesting, and whose biographies still do not exist in any version of Wikipedia.
Once you choose an article, please assign yourself on the Dashboard, to let other participants know that you are working on it. Feel free to create articles in any Wikipedia language. When you finish it, link your article in the last column, so that everyone can read it!
|N°1||Image||Wikidata item||Description||Articles created|
|1||Norma Boero||Argentinian scientist|
|2||Demitu Hambisa Bonsa Bonsa||politician of Ethiopia||de:Demitu Hambisa Bonsa|
|3||Hania Morsi Fadl||Sudanece doctor of medicine|
|4||Margarette May Macaulay||Commissioner of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (OAS)|
|5||Daphne Martschenko||American rower|
|6||Ana Lorena Delgadillo||Mexican lawyer|
|7||Berta Zúñiga Cáceres||environmental activist from Honduras||es:Berta Zúñiga Cáceres|
|8||Blerta Aliko||Deputy Regional Director for UN Women in Arab States|
|9||Runa Sandvik||privacy and security researcher||no:Runa Sandvik|
|10||Esmeralda Arosemena Troitiño||Commissioner of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (OAS)|
|11||Cicely Carew||American Visual artist|
|12||Constanza Valdés||Chilean politician|
|13||Cristyne Nicholas||American entrepreneur|
|13||Maria Chiara Pievatolo||Professor of political philosophy|
|14||Dzigbordi Dosoo||entrepreneur from Ghana|
|15||Eleanor Holgate Lattimore||author, East Asia expert|
|16||Elena Reynaga||activist for sex workers rights in Latin America|
|17||Nesma Abdel Aziz||
Egyptian marimba performer||
|18||Juana Calfunao Paillalef||Mapuche's chief (lonko)|
|19||Amina Benkhadra||Moroccan politician