Online Workshop Decolonise the Internet

Good Question, Next Question: Decolonise the Internet © EL BOUM

Fri, 07.08.2020

14:00 - 17:00

Goethe-Institut Namibia

Edit-A-Thon for Womxn

As a kick-off, we are organizing an Edit-A-Thon to open up the world of Wikipedia to Womxn from Africa! The articles should deal with the African subject.

Studies have shown that most of the articles on the Wikipedia are written from Europe and the US – and articles written from Africa are mainly written by men.

Therefore, the aim is to encourage African Womxn to learn about Wikipedia and to take up the important task of adding knowledge to the world’s largest online reference. This will increase visibility and representation of topics and languages which are important to both Womxn and Africans.

So, if you want to learn how to write, edit and publish articles on Wikipedia and are a Womxn, then this is for you. All you need is access to a computer and a stable Internet connection, and you are ready to go!

As an incentive, you can win prizes in our Wikipedia writing competition, which will take place from August to October 2020. The EDIT-A-THON FOR WOMXN serves as preparation with 4 online seminars and 4 different focal points on a Friday afternoon in August.

To register, send this form:  library.windhoek@goethe.de and we will provide you with more information.

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