Four A+F Wikipedia Saturdays in Accra, Ghana

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Arts and Feminism Group

Wikipedia by far is the most used online Encyclopedia by all. I have been contributing volunteer time to Wikipedia and other Wikimedia Foundation projects; my favourite is WikiData for sometime now.

Long story short, we all use and copy Wikipedia but the sad thing is just a handful of us give back; am refering to adding content. If you already don’t know Wikipedia is made by people like you and I who use it everyday.

March is Art+Feminism month of course International Women’s Day is in March too and glad I am a March born :D.

Before I continue, note that eventhough everyone can contribute to Wikipedia it is not a toy box, playground or a tool for marketting and proving that you are the best blogger in Ghana or the world, and it is not a marketing tool I repeat.

ArtAndFeminism Logo

Art and Feminism (stylized as Art+Feminism) is an annual worldwide edit-a-thon to add content to Wikipedia about female artists. – Wikipedia

Wikimedia Ghana User Group is the oldest user group in Ghana working towards shared knowledge and mission of the Global Wikimedia movement.

Accra Edits Wikipedia

I participated in the 4 continuous sessions as both volunteer assistant and facilitator. Weekend 1 through to 3 was opened to both male and female participnats. It was focused on getting both intermediate contributors up to speed and helping new contributors get started.

Weekend 4 was dedicated to women only and Wikimedia Ghana UG is proud to have participants from Developers in Vogue. Here is a great recap by Setor titled Wonder Women of Wiki

Articles contributed to or created were targed at women with little or no coverage who actually met WP:Notabiity.

Interested in contributing to Wikipedia or you take photographs and will love to share these images under free (Creative Commons Licences) for reuse on Wikipedia and by everyone? Then do not hesitate to get in touch with the Wikimedia Ghana User Group or myself. Also here are some great resources to get you started.

Wiki love from Accra, Ghana.

Images: Art and Feminism 2019 - Accra

Enock Seth Nyamador

Enock Seth Nyamador

Lover of maps and Open Source

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