Why are we doing this?
March is celebrated as Women’s History month across the world, in order to recognise and bring to light the contributions of women in shaping the modern world.
As you know, history has long been a Boys’ Club, from the people being written about to the people writing the books. Women’s voices, stories and contributions have been silenced in the making of history. Women’s History Month is a concerted effort to change that.
What are we doing?
In that vein, we will be publishing well-researched articles, long-form essays and posters that talk about important #IndianWomenInHistory, or the role of Indian women in important historical movements. The possibilities are endless – look for women in music, art, literature, dance, science, technology, religion, law and politics! However, we will be having a special focus on the women that shaped India’s women’s movement.
How can you participate?
We have created an initial list of Indian women who have done ground-breaking work in their respective fields but haven’t received the acknowledgment they deserve. We want to profile their life and work each day beginning March 1.
Please choose your personality and write your name against theirs in the list above. Kindly send us your essay no later than March 3 at email@example.com. We’re accepting submissions both in English and Hindi.
As part of the #IndianWomenInHistory campaign, we’re also organising on-ground events in Delhi. One of them being a Wikipedia Editathon on ‘Indian Women In Science’ with the Embassy of Sweden, New Delhi and Punjabi Wikimedians on March 4.
Please click here to RSVP.