What's a wiki?


A wiki is a website that uses collaborative software called ‘wiki engine’. It allows ‘open editing’; meaning that any person who owns a computer and an internet connection can contribute in the building of the site. Through their own web browsers users can add, edit, remove and update the website’s content with their own texts, sounds, music and pictures. The term wiki refers to ‘quick web’. It is not an abbreviation or an acronym but comes from Hawaiian ‘wikiwiki’ which means fast in English



Around the world, young people are engaged in
activism as planners, researchers, teachers, evaluators, social workers, decision-makers, advocates and leading actors in the environmental movement, social justice organizations, campaigns supporting or opposing legalized abortion, and anti-racism, and anti-homophobia campaigns. As the central beneficiaries of public schools, youth are also advocating for student-led school change through student activism and meaningful student involvemen that all of the above we can find it in wiki then wiki is considered that is the best strategically to support social activism.

for example how the wiki is used to help in social activism:

The web 2.0 for advocacy of the rights of people living with AIDS



A training workshop on advanced Internet usage, the web 2.0, and creating digital stories was organized for communication officers and leaders of associations fighting against AIDS in Congo from 22 to 23 July at the headquarters of the AZUR Development Association in Brazzaville.


AIDS Rights Congo
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Advantages:
  • the web 2.0, and creating digital stories was organized for communication officers and leaders of associations fighting against AIDS in Congo
  • lead to the production of articles, reports or stories by digital communication officers.
  • five of the communications officers have started their blogs

Disadvantages:
  • discrimination of people infected and affected by HIV and AIDS in Congo in order to use them as a tool for advocacy
  • no enough use for the Internet so its a problem for advocacy against AIDS in Congo community
  • discrimination and stigma are not known by government authorities and human rights groups
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