WriteWomen

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Date: 2021-02-18
Applicant: Dr Bunty Avieson
Amount requested: $400
Status: Approved (2021-02-22)
Outcome: This application has not yet been discussed at a Committee meeting.

Description

We are holding an International Women's Day edit-a-thon on Monday 8 March 2021, to write women into Wikipedia. The event will provide training and support for new editors and provide an opportunity for the local editing community to come together. The funding is to facilitate the event and to provide light catering.

Objectives

We aim to give people the skills they need to get started as Wikipedia editors and the encouragement to keep going. The event will strengthen Australian content. We'll be running training for new Wikipedia editors, and provide names and references of notable women for inclusion. Success will be measured by the number of attendees, level of skills acquired during event and number of successful articles/contributions.