- The Chapter and Offline participation
There are four women on the board of Wikimedia Argentina. Gender strategies are already included in Wikimedia Argentina's working plan for 2012. It is one of the main promoters of including gender policy as a key issue in all their activities. Most relevant iniatiatives related to Gender Gap are:
- WikiConcurso Mujeres Iberoamericanas (WikiContest Iberoamerican Women) http://chicasytics.org.ar/2011/06/22/wikiconcurso-en-wikipedia-articulos-sobre-mujeres-iberoamericanas/
- WikiGénero (WikiGender Meeting: On Gender Gap in Wikipedia) Next May 26th, in Buenos Aires, inmediatly after WikiWomenCamp.
- Edition Workshops with women´s organizations of Argentina, in Mendoza (next June, with RIMA); and Córdoba (next August, with Red Nosotras en el mundo).
The de facto official language of Argentina is Spanish, usually called castellano (Castilian) by Argentines. Argentina is the largest Spanish-speaking society. According to Ethnologue there are around 1.5 million Italian speakers (making it the second most spoken language in the country) and 1 million speakers of the North Levantine dialect of Arabic (spoken in Syria, Lebanon and Cyprus). Standard German is spoken by 400,000—500,000 Argentines of German ancestry, making it the fourth most spoken language. It is unknown whether indigenous language Wikipedia in Guaraní, Quechua, Aymara exista. English, Brazilian Portuguese and French are also spoken. English is commonly taught at schools as a second language with Portuguese and French to a lesser extent.
In December 2011, there were 146,580 women of all ages from Argentina who were interested in Wikipedia on Facebook. In the period between November 2010 and October 2011, 10.3% of the traffic to Spanish Wikipedia was from this country. On English Wikipedia, there are 69 articles argentine women in politics. On English Wikipedia's Women's History Wikiproject, the most popular November 2011 article about an Argentine woman was Eva Perón, ranked 144th overall with 63228 views during the month.
On English Wikipedia, there are 70 articles about female politicians from Argentina, 63 articles about Argentine female singers, 27 articles about Argentine women writers and 23 articles about Argentine female tennis players.
In December 2011, according to Alexa, Wikibooks was ranked the 4,644th most popular site in the country..
- Argentinian women perspective to free knowledge
Some references of written material (in Spanish)
- Informe final del Foro Virtual "Género, TIC/Sociedad de la Información en Iberoamérica" Gloria Bonder con colaboración de Anabella Benedetti. 2007.
- Gloria Bonder. Las nuevas tecnologías de información y las mujeres: reflexiones necesarias
- 2007: TICs desde una perspectiva de género
- 2008: Desmitificando las TICs para las mujeres
- 2009: Construyendo alternativas de formación con TICs para mujeres
- Estudio sobre el uso de la PC en la familia 2008
Events related to women and technology
- Software libre, pasión de mujeres 2010
- Feminist Tech Exchange Workshop of APC Women. Buenos Aires. 2009
Projects related to women and TI
- RIMA Information network of argentinian women. Mailing list.
- Cátedra regional UNESCO Mujer, ciencia y tecnología
- Red Nosotras en el mundo
- Gender IT
- The Foundation
There are no Argentinian Women and Men were featured during the December 2011 fundraising appeal. During the 2011 Summer of Research, the WMF hired eight research fellows. Of these, only one was female, and she was from the United States. There were four males from American universities, The other researchers included men from a Japanese university, a Swiss university and a Canadian university. There were no research fellows, male or female, from this country.