Wikipedia hosts more than 1.9 million biographies. Less than 20% of those are about women. Citations to women, pictures of women and women's perspectives on relevant topics have similar gaps. If Wikipedia wants to become the sum of human knowledge, this needs to change. With such a large gender gap, we are far from reaching this goal. International Women's Day is an important moment to remind ourselves of the gender gap for women and all under-represented groups and to renew our efforts to ensure representation of all people.
This page gathers several events that take place on or around International Women's Day (8 March) and Women's History Month in March 2023, and where the goal is to come closer to closing the gender gap. Do you want to take part? You should join an event! You can contribute on any topic or language you want to write in. Take a look at the events that are planned below, and sign up!
Unable to find an event near you? Solve it the wiki way: be bold and organize it yourself! There are many resources you can use, and help available. See more information below.
Events globally focusing on closing the gender gap on Wikipedia, by writing new articles about prominent women. You can use the event manual as support when organizing your own local WikiGap event, or participate in the online WikiGap Challenge.
Wiki Loves Women focuses on bridging two significant gaps on Wikimedia projects – women and Africa – both in terms of content about these subjects and in terms of participation by people from these groups. In March, it organizes the annual contest Tell Us About Her – Women on the Frontline Climate to improve image descriptions. Add structured data to Wikimedia Commons thanks to a dedicated drive and the ISA Tool. Throughout March 2024.
An international writing contest is organized annually in the month of February and March to document folk cultures and women in folklore in different regions of the world on Wikipedia. This project is the Wikipedia edition of the photography campaign Wiki Loves Folklore (WLF) that is organized on Wikimedia Commons to document folklore traditions around the world.