We invite women’s and feminist organizations, culture and memory institutions, Wikipedia editors, user groups, chapters, and anyone who would like to give notable women the visibility and acknowledgment they deserve, to join us in this 3rd edition of #VisibleWikiWomen from 8 March to 8 May. We're proud and grateful for the +8000 images of notable women that have been made available by our partners and friends during the last 2 years, but we're also aware that there is so much more to be done! Join us!
We are a global campaign to center the knowledge of marginalized communities (the majority of the world) on the internet.
In January 2020, Vanessa Nakate, a young Ugandan climate justice activist was cropped out of a group photo at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, were she spoke together with four white climate activists. What happened to Vanessa Nakate proves (once again) that invisibility is real, violent, and socially constructed to preserve structures of powers and privilege. Vanessa’s story is also a symptom of how the climate crisis is unequally and unfairly impacting those we see less.
In October 2019, thirty participants from around the world were brought together by Whose Knowledge? to scheme about Decolonizing the Internet’s Languages. It was a diverse group of thoughtful, powerful folks who recognise that language is a proxy for knowledge, and who want to reclaim our many languages beyond English on the internet. This is the report back from our gathering! Don't miss it out!