Derived from this observation in the Telegram channel of OSM-LATAM, the discussion about the low participation of women in this regional chat as well as in the community in general, in its local, regional and global scales was broadened.
Following this observation, @SeleneYang (Argentina), @Mapanauta and @Mapeadora (Mexico) decided to organize together a series of activities in this SOTM to initiate a collective reflection on gender inequality in this regional community, raise the key issues, develop perennials lines of work.
These lines were:
From 3 people the group grew during Sao Paolo- SOTM event to 30, and brings together, a year and a half later, around 150 people of diverse origins, from numerous communities, with very broad profiles.
In this line of action, I participated on behalf of Geochicas in the State of the Map 2018 in Milan, with a presentation of the group’s activities and achievements, and presented the results of our survey on gender representation in OSM.
A mixed assistance and of all countries opined around 3 premises: I will do; We should stop doing; We should start or continue.
The ideas expressed can be summarized and grouped as follows:
We should stop:
We should start to:
(The complete list of comments and ideas written by participants to the brainstorming is transcribed in the mail list firstname.lastname@example.org)
This collective exercise of brainstorming has been invaluable. It allows us to better understand, with an expanded and diverse vision, the dimensions of the diversity and equity problem in OpenStreetMap. It allows us all to guide our actions in all the sectors where we participate and expresse a voice from the community towards the OSM Foundation to demand a development of the agenda that does belong to everyone.
Comment from imagico on 14 August 2018 at 20:37
Thanks for the summary of that session.
I am somewhat irritated by the list of ideas presented here and how it differs from what can be found in:
Presenting a subjective selection of the ideas communicated or paraphrasing them IMO kind of defeats the idea of the whole exercise to collect diverse ideas and to let people express themselves how they feel about things directly. I think it is also a matter of fairness towards those who wrote their ideas on a sticker there to faithfully reproduce what they wrote and not just engross their contribution in a selective summary.
The exact titles of the sections by the way - as visible in the photos - were:
Comment from mapeadora on 14 August 2018 at 21:31
Thanks for your comment Imagico.
This is not a subjective selection of ideas but the synthesis and an effort for grouping the ideas written on papers during the brainstorming exercise, with no omission, as the intention of the diary is and says. This is not the raw data, listed in the pad you mention, indeed.
This is a synthetic note on the participation of Geochicas at the SOTM. The mail-list on diversity gives the access to the pad and everybody is invited to make other analysis with the results.
I’ll clarify this intention to summarize in my diary if it wasn’t clear enough, and correct “I will stop” by “we should stop”.
Comment from mapeadora on 14 August 2018 at 21:40
If you consider that I have lacked an idea in my summary, please mention it. Thank you @imagico
Comment from arnalielsewhere on 15 August 2018 at 05:40
Hi Celine. I appreciate your synthesis and conclusion. Hope to see more of this and participate in diversity talks! :)
Comment from imagico on 15 August 2018 at 08:04
A summary or paraphrasing of communication is always subjective. Just to give you an example: In the original ideas there was
I do not necessarily disagree with the interpretation but this is definitely not semantically the same statement. If i had written that i would probably like to have it reproduced accurately and any subjective interpretation being indicated as such.
There are also statements i do not find covered in your summary - most obvious the somewhat ambiguous “stop the insulting men”. I don’t want to try giving a full list of ideas you missed because that would be my subjective interpretation of the ideas.
Comment from mapeadora on 15 August 2018 at 17:41
Thanks. As I said, this diary makes a synthesis, an all synthesis result in a generalization of the ideas. It would be good to make another diary just citing specifically the post-its. I or somebody else from the diversity list should do it, and link this synthesis to the exact transcribed list. You have a good point.