On August 6th, we made our first workshop with a gender perspective in the office of WMAR. Through social networks we contacted groups of women as Un Pastiche and Economía Feminista to participate. By using social networks as a meeting place, we had a great impact which resulted in the active participation of 17 women from different disciplines.
In this sense, women participating in the workshop have built a gender perspective similar to the guidelines of Wikimedia Argentina.
Economía feminista is presented as a work space for the economy from a gender perspective.
Un Pastiche is a treatment group working with the media Argentine women, defending and denouncing the sexist treatment of them.
For 4 hours the gender project of Wikimedia Argentina was presented, we define which involves editing a gender perspective and worked to implement strategies to improve new and existing content in Wikipedia. Prior to the workshop we asked the invited groups to build a list relevant to work for it and bring literature to working women. Previous work that resulted in the following results:
Participants of the workshop
% gender parity
Number of women involved until the end of the activity
Number of end / annotated assistants
Number of articles improved under the ratio standards of WMAR
Number of women trainers
Case study: Digitization Project
We made a case study about our digitalization project that concerns the relationship between Argentinean institutions participating on the Digitization Project, Wikimedia Argentina and its Wikipedian in Residence. We will explain the methodology to operate with Argentinean institutions, regarding agreements, chosen institutions, technical work and documentary procedures. The community of libraries and archives, usually belonging to larger institutions such as museums, has difficulties regarding technological resources, infrastructure and politics that require specific solutions in each case. This community is only now, after several years of partnerships showing a better attitude toward digitization, internet and free culture. The whole case study is here.