[Osmf-talk] Gender in OSM/OSMF

Erwin Olario govvin at gmail.com
Tue Nov 28 23:05:17 UTC 2017


I am disappointed to see that a progressive idea like OpenStreetMap,
couldn't accommodate any space for members of the community who feel
uncomfortable to discuss this matter openly.



On Wed, Nov 29, 2017, 06:04 Kate Chapman <kate at maploser.com> wrote:

> Hi All,
>
> I just wanted to say if women wanted to discuss this further and don't
> feel comfortable posting on this mailing list I'd very much be interested
> in talking to you.
>
> Please feel free to contact me directly.
>
> Thanks,
>
> -Kate
>
> On Mon, Nov 27, 2017 at 12:01 PM, Rebecca Firth <rebecca.firth at hotosm.org>
> wrote:
>
>> Hi,
>>
>> 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.
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> Rebecca
>>
>>
>> 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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