I have been a member of the Wikimedia community since 2015, contributing content and organizing events. I have also served in several roles within the Wikimedia ecosystem including: executive director of the Global Open Initiative Foundation, anglophone regional ambassador for Art and Feminism, Board Governance facilitator and Movement Strategy and Governance facilitator with the Wikimedia Foundation.
In 2020, participated in Global Voices Rising Voices’ digital security + languages project as a workshop facilitator. And now, I am currently the Anglophone Africa Regional Editor.
I find satisfaction in using freedom of information to build stronger and more resilient communities, especially underrepresented ones globally, and to empower people to raise their voices more effectively to obtain the rights, goods, and services they need and deserve.
Latest posts by Zita Zage
"... [N]o country in the world has ever moved on when injustices of the past have not been genuinely addressed."
Female genital mutilation is recognized as a violation of human rights affecting approximately 200 million women globally, according to the United Nations Children’s Fund.
Africa, despite being a mild contributor to pollution, is experiencing the most severe impacts of global warming.
"The expansion and modernization of BRICS is a message that all institutions in the world need to mould themselves according to changing times."
"Economic considerations, with BRICS countries constituting a significant portion of global GDP, offer expansive trade and investment opportunities for African economies ... [and] can attract direct foreign investment, technological advancement, and bolster export capabilities."
"Uganda's defiance in the face of international pressure over this law reveals the complexities of balancing national sovereignty with global human rights standards."
Digital activist discusses why native Yoruba speakers should embrace their Indigenous language in online spaces
Many people are beginning to forget all the rich cultural and historical aspects of Yoruba. If the language is to thrive, its culture and identity must be visible.
It is crucial to foster a nuanced understanding of LGBTQ+ rights advocacy that respects cultural diversity while upholding the principles of human rights and equality.
" ... [T]he promotion of breastfeeding isn't just a decision; it's one of the most astute investments a nation can undertake to construct its forthcoming prosperity.'
Disability inclusion in Africa is not only a matter of social justice; it is imperative for sustainable development and growth.
"Though experienced by both men and women, the cultural and social landscape of the continent often exacerbates the challenges faced by women struggling with infertility."
Studies indicate a positive correlation between higher levels of gender equality, women's political participation, and better overall governance, with significantly lower levels of corruption.
Tunisia's crackdown on African migrants has become a bargaining tool with Europe, leading to an agreement that allows Europe to control immigration in return for helping with Tunisia's economic crisis.
The Africa Visa Openness Index Report 2022 from the African Development Bank, highlights that only three countries — Benin, The Gambia, and Seychelles — currently offer visa-free access to all African nationals.
About 20 years ago, 80 percent of the world's online content was in English. Currently W3Tech estimates that 54.9 percent of websites with known content languages use English.