World Pulse

You're Invited! Join the #VisibleWikiWomen Edit-a-thon

World Pulse
Posted May 6, 2020

Let's make sure the incredible women we so rarely see on the internet today are recognized and acknowledged.

Join World Pulse and our #SheTransformsTech partners WhoseKnowledge and Take Back The Tech! for the #VisibleWikiWomen Edit-a-thon! From 9 - 12 May, we're gathering virtually to upload quality images of women to the public domain. 

This year, World Pulse’s #SheTransformsTech campaign is pleased to join this annual event to bring together Wikimedians, feminist and women’s organizations, and cultural institutions in a worldwide effort to reduce the gender gap and the lack of women images in the biggest online, free encyclopedia. The event ensures that women, especially black, brown, indigenous and trans women, are visible on Wikipedia and the broader internet.

When you join, you'll learn tips and tricks for uploading images on Wikimedia Commons (the image file repository for Wikipedia), and you'll help upload quality images to the public domain, under free license, to the Wikimedia Commons under the VisibleWikiWomen category. These images could be photographs or drawings of women, as well as images of their work, with proper consent.

The event starts with a quick training on how to upload images to Commons on Saturday, 9 May. You'll have a few days to upload images, and then on Monday 11 May, we'll come back together for a group conversation to share our experiences about participating.

To register for the free event and find more details and guides, visit the official event page.

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maeann
May 06
May 06

This is very exciting thank you for sharing :)

Kika Katchunga
May 07
May 07

Interesting, thank you for sharing

Kika Katchunga
May 07
May 07

Interesting, thank you for sharing

MUKABA ZAWADI
May 07
May 07

thank you for sharing, good uniting is lovely

MUKABA ZAWADI
May 07
May 07

thank you for sharing, good uniting is lovely

Olubee
May 08
May 08

Lovely,thanks for sharing

Elizabeth Ziro
May 08
May 08

One of its kind. Upward onward

Jill Langhus
May 08
May 08

Sounds great! Thanks for sharing!

Tamarack Verrall
May 08
May 08

The brilliance, the creativity, the dedication to transformative work women have long been and continue to be doing, is purposefully erased from public information. This is a tremendous project to tell the truth, inspire girls, show our leadership and right this wrong.

Wow! This a wonderful opportunity! Thank you, World Pulse!

Shimaa
May 08
May 08

thank you i participated already thanks for sharing

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May 09
May 09

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Ariane Assumani
May 11
May 11

Merci beaucoup pour cette information formidable c'est un grand travail pour tout les membres dans cette communauté.

Amelework Yilma
May 11
May 11

Thanks for for shating. Will be contnu

Sinyuy Geraldine
May 11
May 11

Thanks so much dear Worlp Pulse team. I have been so busy that I missed this. I hope there is still a chance. Thanks for sharing. I love the idea.

Hello and Assalaam Alaikum World Pulse team!

I hope this message finds you well insha'Allah (God Willing).

Its Ramadan and due to my recent surgery I missed the opportunity to participate in the Visible Wiki Women - Edit- A- Thon.

I'd be very interested to learn when the next one is scheduled and how World Pulse members can participate?

Thank you in advance!

Regards
Sabeena

Karindoli Andrew
May 17
May 17

Thanks for sharing