The Wikimedia Community User Group Brasil and Wikimedia Portugal have joined forces to organize initiatives to improve content on women and gender-related topics on Wikipedia in Portuguese. The context was the International Women’s Month --that normally leads to sets of activities organized by many Wikimedia affiliates.
This is to date the first time the Brazilian and Portuguese Wikimedia affiliates work together for a month-long set of activities, encompassing events in several cities and on-wiki campaigns.
Lusophone Art+Feminism Campaign
The Lusophone Art+Feminism Campaing (Artes+Feminismos na Lusofonia 2018) ran from March 6 to 17. Fifteen programs were organized in seven cities, both in Portugal and Brazil. According to the campaign report, these programs brought together 177 editors, who added 176,000 words on Wikipedia in Portuguese, with 188 articles created and 529 articles edited.
The Brazilian user group and the Portuguese chapter have also worked together to organize the WikiGAP campaign on Wikipedia in Portuguese. With support from the Swedish Consulate this has led to an event in Brasília and the support to A+F events in Portugal and Brazil. There is a Brasília event report. Media covered this event.