It’s the Visible Women Wiki Campaign.
(from the Whose Knowledge? website)
We estimate that less than 20% of Wikipedia articles of important women have pictures. When women’s faces are missing from Wikipedia, that invisibility spreads. Half a billion people read Wikipedia every month, and it is the 5th most visited website in the world, so gaps in Wikipedia have a big impact on the broader internet. Women’s knowledge and contributions to the world are invisible in so many ways. Together, we can address this and make women more visible online!
Centre for Internet and Society, 194, 2nd C Cross Road, 2nd Stage, Domlur, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560071
30 March, 2019 | 10 am to 5 pm
What will we do during the editathon?
- Search for images of notable women who are (or must be) on Wikipedia.
- Select images that are in the public domain or have a free and open license.
- Upload them to the #VisibleWikiWomen campaign here: http://tiny.cc/VWW2019
What you need to have:
- A laptop (you can use your mobile phone too, but it’s less convenient).
- A user account on Wikipedia / Wikimedia Commons. Log in, or create an account.
- A work list with the names of the women who don’t have an image on Wikipedia.
What you need to learn:
- How to find images on the internet for illustrating Wikipedia
- How to upload images to Wikimedia Commons
And don’t forget…
- Add the category VisibleWikiWomen_2019 to your images, or use the upload wizard that does it for you.
- Creative Commons licenses allowed: CC BY and CC BY-SA
- The image is usually in the public domain if the author of that creative work (the artist, photographer, etc) died more than 70 years ago.
- If you use Google Images refine your search results with this option : Tools > Usage rights > Labeled for reuse with modification
- If you search on Flickr refine your results with: Commercial use and mods allowed
- When you find a source with many free images, use it! Browse that image collection looking for other women who are missing from Wikipedia.
- Do you need to upload many Flickr images at the same time? Do it with this useful tool: Flickr2Commons.
Drop by for a bit, or stay the whole day. You can also participate virtually, just let us know you want to join in.
(Information courtesy: Whose Knowledge)