The participation of women in activities has fairly increased over years but there are still some gaps that need to be filled and you find that women are missing or are not represented as much as they should. Then the question comes into being that what is preventing these women from participating even though there are opportunities available to them. Is it that they are just not interested or there are unseen / unheard stories that block them from participating?

In view of that I am conducting a survey on Women Participation in OpenStreetMap: Perspectives of all Genders and I will need your help in answering some survey questions.

The summary of the concept is it aims to examine the participation of women in OpenStreetMap from the perspectives of all genders, to identify the gaps that exist, and to determine how best to encourage those who identify as women to participate in OpenStreetMap. Hence a survey to source for the opinions of people. Happy to help answer these survey questions which will take less than 10mins of time :), kindly click the link here

The data gathered will be analyzed and a report will be written to inform the development of programs geared towards the participation of women in OpenStreetMap

However, a few studies have been conducted to analyze the gender distribution of OSM contributors, and the results suggest that women are underrepresented in the OSM community. Read more about the concept here

Thank you :)

Comment from Glassman on 3 March 2023 at 01:16

I started answering the survey but discovered that most of the answers are open-ended questions. I would recommend, if you didn’t already do so, that you conduct a forum to help create mostly closed-ended questions. Open-ended questions are great for getting detail but limit analytical abilities. Tools like Telegram or Slack are great for conducting forums to gather your initial data to create more closed-end questions.

This is an important topic which I hope gets plenty of attention.



Comment from KloJ on 4 March 2023 at 10:09

And here the mansplaining…… Isn’t that ironic considering the topic ?

So, yeh, maybe there are things to ameliorate. But ask yourselfes why, we, women don’t come. Maybe because WE ARE criticized constantly. And without asking (I don’t see anywhere a requedt of feedback)

So, yeh, assume good faith. But please, think or do yourself a study.

If you never Heard about mansplaining :

Comment from Ohene123 on 7 March 2023 at 08:42

Thank you for the Feedback @Glassman Thank you @Kloj. I will look into it. Thank you also for sharing the link with me

Comment from Ohene123 on 8 March 2023 at 08:34

@Glassman please I considered the methodology and also consulted with a professional qualitative researcher to make sure the that the analysis is thorough and there will be a panel event to discuss the initial findings.

Thank you

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