Wikipedia, women and ancestral knowledge from the global south, in the Colombian context.

Project: Research Project

Project Details


Wikipedia, women, indigenous languages and ancestral knowledge from the global south in the Colombian context is a public and open social project for people to participate in the internet, share knowledge, access knowledge, experiment, develop ideas and projects in a collaborative, free and open way through the projects of the Wikimedia Foundation.

During the development of this project we have supported and strengthened the educational, social and cultural processes carried out by women leaders who are part of the Wayuu people. In the framework of this process, Wikipedia has been the means and also the way to empower women's voices and participation at the community level.

Layman's description

Technological empowerment of indigenous women in their own language.

Commitments / Obligations

Train editors of Wikipedia in the Wayuu language.
Short titleWikipedia in indigenous languages.
Effective start/end date3/20/193/19/20

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality

Main Funding Source

  • International


  • South America


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