GLAM/Newsletter/March 2015/Contents/Spain report
Women's edit-a-thons, Workshops and Miguel Delibes
On March 8 it is celebrated the International Women's Day. There is a gender gap in Wikipedia, in the amount of female editors and also articles about women. For this reason several activities, like edit-a-thons and a writing contest were organized in Spain. There were at least five edit-a-thons in Spain that week-end: Valladolid, organized by Wikimedia España, Biblioteca Reina Sofía of Valladolid University and Asociación Rosa Chacel; Valencia, organized by Wikimedia España, Amical Wikimedia and AMPA of IES Juan de Garay; Madrid, organized by MediaLab Prado; Madrid, organized by Wikimedia España, El Club de las 25 and Fundación Mujeres por África; and Palafrugell, organized by Amical Wikimedia and Arxiu Municipal of Palafrugell. Several libraries and archives were involved in these activities. Wikimedia España also gave support to wikimedians in Bolivia to organize.
A writing contest in Italian, Portuguese and Spanish is organized by Iberocoop, to have more articles about women in these languages. The contest, called La mujer que nunca conociste will end on April 12.
Art+Feminism in Madrid
Participants in Art+Feminism edit-a-thon in Madrid
Edit-a-thon in Valladolid
Participants in edit-a-thon in Valladolid
Workshops at Reina Sofía Library in Valladolid and UNED in Palencia
In March two workshops about Wikipedia were run at Reina Sofía Library of Valladolid University, and two more at UNED in Palencia. There were also some talks in different schools and high schools in Spanish and Catalan: Vall d'Uixó and Valladolid.
Free images of Miguel Delibes
The Fundación Miguel Delibes, as an answer for a request from Wikimedia España, freely shared nine pictures of Miguel Delibes, the famous Spanish writer. These images are now on Wikimedia Commons at this category.
Workshop at UNED University