Submissions:2024/Women in Religion: Expanding the Crossroads Across Continents using Rapid Grants, the Case of Kenya.

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Women in Religion: Expanding the Crossroads Across Continents using Rapid Grants, the Case of Kenya.

Type of session:


Session theme(s):

Community Engagement, Diversity & Inclusion, GLAM (Galleries/Libraries/Archives/Museums), Partnerships, Reliable Sources


Women in Religion is partnering at the crossroads of the U.S. and Kenya in an initiative to create, update, and improve Wikimedia content of women identified activists and practitioners in Africa's, spiritual, indigenous and wisdom traditions beginning with Kenyan Wikipedians. We will address the mutual participation in writing a rapid grant that develops a solid partner Wiki working group in Kenya that overcomes their local challenges from lack of Wifi infrastructure and need for travel to lack of secondary and online resources. U.S. and Diaspora members will share a session to explain the partnership challenges and benefits of the partnership. They will discuss strategies used to overcome challenges, train Wikipedians and improve and create high quality articles on Wikipedia and extend the program after the life of the grant. We will discuss new partnerships the benefits of new partners and alliances and the stated benefits of working with Wikipedia for young scholars in religion.

Author name(s):

Rosalind Hinton; Ruth Amwe, Colleen Hartung, Christine Meyer

Wikimedia username(s):

RosPost (Rosalind), Zubawa006 (Ruth), Dzingle1 (Colleen), Figureskatingfan (Christine)

E-mail address:;

Affiliated organization(s):

Wiki Women inReligion Project; Women in Religion User Group Wikimedia; Kenyan Circle of Concerned African Women; Women in Red

Able to attend without scholarship?


Estimated length of session

30 to 45 minutes; 15 to 30 minute lecture is possible

Will you be presenting remotely?

Okay to livestream?

Livestreaming is okay

Previously presented?

NO, this is a new grant and while the partnership is from 2021, the grant has created new strategies for work.

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