[Osmf-talk] Gender in OSM/OSMF

Rebecca Firth rebecca.firth at hotosm.org
Mon Nov 27 20:01:53 UTC 2017


Heather, thanks very much for reopening this topic for discussion. Myself
and Amelia (copied) are very interested in becoming part of this
discussion, which is also a pertinent topic at HOT. We are keen to promote
gender inclusion across HOT and I'm sure can learn a lot from the ways this
is/could be done across different parts of OSM. We don't have have clear
stats at the moment to understand fully the role gender plays in HOT
community participation, but we are doing an upcoming survey to investigate
this further. Participants will be non identifiable, and we obviously won't
achieve 100% coverage, but hopefully will get an idea to start with.

Perhaps Celine and Miriam from the GeoChicas (geochicas.org) might also
share some of the outputs from their recent research.



On Mon, Nov 27, 2017 at 8:59 AM, Oleksiy Muzalyev <
oleksiy.muzalyev at bluewin.ch> wrote:

> On 27.11.17 14:28, john whelan wrote:
>> [...] Having people declare their gender means leaving them open to
>> "trolls" and many feel safer not doing so [...]
> As an aside, I was surprised to learn that in accordance with the WHO,
> World Health Organization, statistics the percentage of violence against
> women is about the same all over the world [1]. It does not depend much on
> a region, income, etc. One in three women experience a violence significant
> enough to contact a hospital. The WHO gets its statistics from medical
> institutions.
> Probably, this 1 in 3 pattern is an intrinsic characteristic of the Homo
> sapiens at the current stage of the evolution. Or it may be connected with
> the substance abuse [2], which is also present all over the world in one or
> another form.
> [1] http://www.who.int/reproductivehealth/publications/violence/
> VAW_Prevelance.jpeg
> [2] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Substance_abuse
> brgds
> O.
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