OSM women community

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FOSSGIS FREIBURG

11 - 14 March 2020

Astrid Emde

Geochicas

 

@astroidex 

 

Miriam Gonzalez

Geochicas

 

@mapanauta 

 

OVER 5 million users

1 MILLION CONTRIBUTORS

only 3% of osm mappers are women

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world's biggest open GEOGRAPHIC collaborative database

Budhatoki et al 2010 | Stark 2011 | Lechner 2011

openstreetmap

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CÉLINE

SELENE

MIRIAM

GEOCHICAS CO-FOUNDERS

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WHAT'S THE POINT OF THIS?

  • EMPOWER WOMEN IN THE COMMUNITY IN ORDER TO HAVE MORE PROJECTS LED BY WOMEN AND FOCUSED ON WOMEN
  • ENLARGE THE OSM WOMEN'S NETWORK
  • HAVE MORE PARTICIPATION OF WOMEN IN OSM AND TECH ACTIVITIES
  • CREATE MORE SPACES IN WHICH WE CAN DISCUSS THE ROLE, REPRESENTATION AND PARTICIPATION OF WOMEN
  • DISCUSS BETTER CODES OF CONDUCT IN THE COMMUNITY THAT APPROPRIATE FOR ALL
  • CREATE MORE RELEVANT GEOSPATIAL DATA FOR WOMEN

our projects

INTERNATIONAL GENDER REPRESENTATION SURVEY ON OSM

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  • sexist tone in the channels demotivates participation

  • Women feel a systematic target of discrimination in channels

  • Attention calls are usually attacked (if they are women)

  • women are systematically considered as novice

  • need to define codes

  • Specific calls to empower women

  • Promotion of women networks and spaces

  • Peer-to-peer training

  • Attention to mapping-projects issues with impact on women


  • Discrimination is not based on gender

  • Cultural domination of European / North American men

  • Hostility by specific profile: fanatic-mapper, experimented VS novice

  • No formal impediment to participate = no discrimination

  • Lack of interest/participation must be respected

  • Doubts on the impact in the map, of the lack of diversitY

  • Attention calls about agressive tone in the channels are ignored

  • Do not separate genders but do more participatory activities

  • Focus activities on diversity in general, not just gender

 

WOMEN COMMENT

MEN COMMENT

GENERAL COMMENTS

  • Hostility is general in OSM channels, generally from high level mappers, it demotivates participation

  • All genders notice specific hostility towards people asking to change the tone

  • Need for moderation in channels

  • Need to advocate for courtesy values in general, integration, support of the novice

  • Need for integration of diversity in general, not based on gender

  • Inclusive language

  • Define codes of conduct

  • Awareness against hierarchies

#thestreetsofwomen

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#LasCallesDelasmujeres

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GLOBAL MAPATHON- MAPPING INFORMAL SETTLEMENTS

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MAPPING GENDER VIOLENCE IN OAXACA AFFECTED AREAS AFTER THE 2017 EARTHQUAKES

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MAPPING GENDER VIOLENCE IN OAXACA AFFECTED AREAS AFTER THE 2017 EARTHQUAKES

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MAPPING and Tagging WOMEN Facilities

TRAINING OPEN SPACES FOR WOMEN

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#Espaciosformativos

online training by and for women from geochicas and allies organizations and companies

SUPPORTING OTHER MAPPING PROJECTS

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GEOCHICAS TAKE...

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Lima!

Sao Paulo!

dar es-salaam!

MADRID!

Getting involved or becoming part of the GeochicAS

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meN

 

 

 

 

-Mentorships & TRaining

 

-Supporting Specific projects

 

Women or

whoever perceives Herself as a woman

 

 

 

-1st. joining the communication channel In Telegram

-participate as you want

 

 

 

thank you!

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