Do you know of any #RemarkableWomen that need Wikipedia pages?
AWB believes we need more African women represented and we’re working to make this a reality right now!
African women have been pivotal to the development of the continent. AWB is on a mission to showcase influential female role models and the inspiration they bring to young Africans. Through our #RemarkableWomenSeries, AWB is sharing the stories of exceptional African women and their inspirational achievements.
Recognising the power of alliances for creating synergy and sustainable impact, we are partnering with @Wikimedia/@Wikipedia and @AfroCrowd to increase the coverage, visibility and representation of notable African women made available to the public. We kicked off this partnership with the #VisibleWikiWomen #WomenofColors campaign aimed at adding more images of women of color to the pages of Wikimedia/Wikipedia.
On Saturday May 25th, in partnership with AfroCrowd, Wikimedia Nigeria, Open Foundation West Africa, and Whose Knowledge, AWB participated in the worldwide Wikipedia Africa Day Edit-a-thon to increase the number of biographies of African women on Wikipedia.
Know of any Remarkable African Women that deserve a profile on the world's largest encyclopedia? Nominate her! Send us an email with her name and a short profile or a list of her accomplishments and we'll take it from there.