WikiConference India 2016/Submissions/Encouraging Women Participation– an experiment in Marathi Wikipedia

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Title of the submission

Encouraging Women Participation– an experiment in Marathi Wikipedia

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Madhulika123, Priya Hiregange (co-author) (Link)

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Abstract (in about 300 words)

Wikipedia hold a vast volume of information. This information comes from enthusiastic and active individuals around the word. In 2011, Wikimedia Foundation released their Editor's Survey, according to this 9% of the Wikipedia editors were female. There are various studies conducted to identify the reason why there are less women contributors in Wikipedia. One of the several reasons identified is lack of confidence. The creative and knowledge potential of women is a latent source of information and should be encouraged. In an attempt to create awareness and to encourage women participation on Wikipedia, Marathi Wikipedia community has been organizing women’s edit-a-thon for past few years. This paper presents a brief summary of this activity conducted to encourage women participation.



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Please note that your submission is included as part of a panel related to the gender gap. You may need to work with other panelists to narrow your topic and share the time available in discussion with others in the panel.

Your session has been scheduled for August 6, 2016 at 9 a.m: Do take a look at the Notes at the bottom of the Programs page. We expect that content not be repeated across presentations. There will be a session chair, and time needs to be allocated for discussion with the audience. Please get in touch with me for further session co-ordination. rohini at riseup dot net. -- Rohini (talk) 08:59, 27 July 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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