Maria Cruz | 1 Aug 01:58 2015
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What does a healthy community look like to you?

Hi all, 
The Community Engagement department has launched a new learning campaign[1] to gather community impressions about what makes a healthy community online. Users can contribute by answering one of six questions[2] or submitting a drawing. 

Why take part in this campaign?
The world is changing. The way we relate to knowledge is transforming. As the next billion people come online, the Wikimedia movement is working to bring more users on the wiki projects. The way we interact and collaborate online are key to building sustainable projects. How accessible are Wikimedia projects to newcomers today? Are we helping each other learn? Share your views on this matter that affects us all!

We invite everyone to take part in this learning campaign. Wikimedia Foundation will distribute one Wikimania Scholarship 2016 among those participants who are eligible.

I thought this topic could be of special interest to those of you working to close the gender gap, because so many of these topics are on your daily discussions. Your views in this campaign would be highly appreciated =)


Happy editing!




María Cruz  \\  Communications and Outreach Coordinator, L&E Team \\ Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.               

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Risker | 23 Jul 23:53 2015
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I'd like to hear about the Ally Skills Workshop

What it says on the tin.
 
Even though I was present at Wikimania, I heard very, very little about the Ally Skills workshop, even when I asked participants about it.  (In fact I don't think I got a straight answer to a single question about it.)
 
Given the interest about this workshop on this list, and the fact that several of us would have liked to attend but had other commitments (whether or not at Wikimania), I think many of us would like to hear at least some bare-bones feedback about the session.
 
How many attendees?  Male/female ratio? Key themes? Are any of the participants comfortable in saying whether they felt they came away from the session with new tools or skills that they feel will be useful? 
 
I'm going to be honest, the silence about this well-supported experiment has me very curious. 
 
Risker/Anne
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Carol Moore dc | 23 Jul 23:23 2015
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Inspiring pre-workshop video?

Which really is about the limitations that society (patriarchy) tries to 
impose on women and girls saying NO!  Good one to play at beginning of 
(or encourage people to watch before) workshops or whatever...

The best that commercial advertising can be... (even better than buy the 
world a coke :-)

https://youtu.be/VhB3l1gCz2E

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Carol Moore dc | 23 Jul 17:08 2015
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Listing all projects on gender gap page

https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Gender_gap#Participate

I was starting to get confused about the multiplicity of links lately, 
some of which are a bit confusing.

I don't have the energy to figure it all out and update 
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Gender_gap#Participate at the moment.

Descriptions of the differences are necessary.  Including gender gap 
subprojects of larger projects like Wikimania, 2015 USA conference, etc.

Starting new projects on Wikimedia because old ones don't have enough 
energy can be useful; but sometimes you just have to beef up or expand 
or whatever the old one. (Which is a general statement cause right now 
there are so many.

Speaking of 2015 USA 
conferencehttp://wikiconferenceusa.org/wiki/2015/Organizing_Team  has a 
real good group of people and hopefully we can get some good workshops 
in there.

I might even be pursuaded to show up since it's in DC.  The whole 
Wikipedia experience is just one more sexist/ageist thing that made me 
antisocial in my old age, I'm afraid. booo hoooo   ;-)

CM

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Neotarf | 23 Jul 04:02 2015
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Research: men who harass women online

"For their latest study, published in the journal PLOS One last week, [Michael Kasumovic and Jeffrey Kuznekoff, researchers at the University of New South Wales and Miami University, respectively] watched how men treated women during 163 plays of the video game Halo 3.

"As they watched the games play out and tracked the comments that players made to each other, the researchers observed that — no matter their skill level, or how the game went — men tended to be pretty cordial to each other. Male players who were good at the game also tended to pay compliments to other male and female players.

"Some male players, however — the ones who were less-skilled at the game, and performing worse relative their peers — made frequent, nasty comments to the female gamers. In other words, sexist dudes are literally losers."

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-intersect/wp/2015/07/20/men-who-harass-women-online-are-quite-literally-losers-new-study-finds/



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Ryan Kaldari | 22 Jul 20:48 2015
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sexual harassment policy for English Wikipedia

An RfC has been created proposing a sexual harassment policy for English Wikipedia:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_talk:Harassment#Sexual_harassment_policy
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The HIIG in Berlin is looking for fellows!

Apologies for cross-posting 

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Dear all, 

In 2016 the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG) once again opens its doors for fellow researchers from all over the globe. We invite applications from early stage researchers pursuing transdisciplinary internet research. 


The fellowship offers the opportunity to be part of the HIIG’s team of international internet researchers and to participate in joint activities at our institute in the center of Berlin. If you are seeking exchange regarding your research aspirations and think your objectives match or complement ours, we’d like to hear from you!


You can apply until August 30th via www.hiig.de/fellow2016. Find attached more detailed information about the fellowship and the application procedure. In case of any further questions, you can send an e-mail to application <at> hiig.de


We’re looking forward to receiving your application!



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Keilana | 21 Jul 05:39 2015
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WikiWomen's User Group Invitation

Hello all! I would like to cordially invite you all to join the WikiWomen's User Group, newly formed! It's awesome and we need lots of ideas and people. :)


-Emily
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Andreas Kolbe | 13 Jul 16:50 2015
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Lightbreather arbitration case

The proposed decision in the Lightbreather case was posted yesterday. 


It comments extensively on harassment. 

The proposed decision has already been controversially discussed on Twitter: 


A.
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Netha Hussain | 12 Jul 15:42 2015
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[Event] Wikiwomen's Lunch during Wikimania 2015

Hi everyone,

      As you might already know, Wikimania is happening in Mexico city from July 15-19, 2015. There would be a Wikiwomen's lunch on Saturday, July 18, from 12:30-13:45. Anyone who identify themselves as women and participating in Wikimania 2015 are invited to attend the lunch. The venue would be Don Genaro.

If you are coming, please sign up on the event page here : https://wikimania2015.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikiwomen%27s_Lunch


Hope to meet you all while at Wikimania!

Regards
Netha







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Rob | 3 Jul 02:03 2015
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Five African female scientists you should definitely know about

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