Gender gap/Initiatives

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Projects and Campaigns

You don't have to join the mailing list or read the recent press to help correct the gender gap. You don't need to have edited before either! If you're interested, the following projects need the help of women and men alike to be successful, so don't be shy about joining in.

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Wikimedia Sverige and the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs help to organize several Wikipedia edit-a-thons around the world in partnership between Swedish embassies and local Wikimedia affiliates and volunteers. #WikiGap invites broad and diverse participation, and allows for local adaptations to the overall theme of closing the gender gap and other gaps relevant for diversity on Wikipedia.
When: Was run in 2020, 2019 and 2018.
Currently in status of organisation: 2021
Status: active as of 2020

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Hashtags: #wikigap

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A WikiProject whose objective is to turn "redlinks" into blue ones within the project scope. The project scope includes women's biographies (real women, fictional women), women's works (broadly construed, such as their paintings, books, schools, conferences), and women's issues (such as health, activism, and so on). In November 2014, just over 15% of the English Wikipedia's biographies were about women. Since then, we have brought the figure up to 18.50%, as of 23 June 2020.
When: since 2015, active
Primary language: English
Status : active as of 2020

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An attempt to bring core articles on women up to minimum Wikipedia:Good article status. At present this is just a loose project page dedicated to GA listings rather than an active sub project. We currently have just 529 articles out of 25,437 Good Articles on the site, roughly 2%. Our first target is to have 1000 Good Articles about women on English Wikipedia.
When: launched 2015.
Status: active as of 2020

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Art+Feminism is a non-profit organization that leads an international campaign to improve coverage of cis, and trans women, gender and the arts on Wikipedia through organizing in-person training and editing events. The majority of Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thons take place in March of each year but groups also organize independently under the banner of Art+Feminism throughout the year. Since 2014, over 18,000 people at 1,260 events around the world have participated in our edit-a-thons, resulting in the creation and improvement of nearly 84,000 articles on Wikipedia and sister projects.
When: September 2016
Status : active

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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/artandfeminism/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/artandfeminism
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/artandfem/
Hashtags: #NowEditingAF #ArtandFeminism

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Editatona es el proyecto para reducir la brecha de género en Wikipedia creado por Wikimedia México que consiste en un maratón de edición temática dirigida exclusivamente para mujeres y que se ha extendido por varios países de Iberoamérica. Ganadora del Premio FRIDA y la Medalla Omecíhuatl en 2018 por sus aportes en la materia de género y tecnología.
Inicio: 2015
Lengua principal: Español/Spanish
Status : activa

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A volunteer-run project and we need your help to inspire, engage and support more women to be involved in the Wikimedia movement.
When:launched 2012
Status: looks inactive

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WikiD: Women, Wikipedia, Design is an international education and advocacy program working to increase the number of Wikipedia articles on women in architecture and the built environment. The project includes running writing and editing workshops in Melbourne, New York and Berlin and providing architecture-specific guides that build on existing resources. WikiD is a collaboration between groups in Australia, Germany and the United States – Parlour, n-ails and Architexx. There is also a German project page. WikiD: Women, Wikipedia, Design was awarded funds as part of the inspire campaign 2015.
When: launched in 2015
Status : unknown

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A global campaign to proactively source and support new projects aimed at increasing gender diversity in Wikimedia projects. Ideas were written up in IdeaLab, endorsed by community and matched to advisors and other team-members to help enable success. Proposals in need of funding from the Wikimedia Foundation could be selected for support by a committee composed of staff & volunteers (likely experimenting with some combination of existing IEG & GAC committee members). Initiative led by Wikimedia Foundation and closed.
Status : finished

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#Wiki4Women is a joint project of UNESCO, Wikimedia Foundation and other partners that aims to promote better representation of committed women of knowledge in the digital sphere through the creation, editing, and translation of women profiles and lists on Multilingual Wikipedia. Contributors get UNESCO issued participation certificates.
When: 2018, 2019, no 2020 (due COVID-2019)
Status : active

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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/unesco/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/unesco
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/unesco/
Hashtags: #Wiki4Women

Wiki Loves Women online drives
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SheSaid campaign on WikiQuote,Tell Us About Her campaign (2020), #19Women in Sport (2019), #18Women Occupation Drive (2018), #17African feminists (2017), #16WikiWomen Translation Drive (2016), #15Challenge Concours d’écriture (2015)
When:Was run annually since 2015
Primary languages: French and English
Status: active as of 2020

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Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/wikiloveswomen
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/wikiloveswomen
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Hashtags: #wikiloveswomen #WLW

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an international campaign to add content related to the fashion industry (designers and brands, haute couture, clothing, accessories, models, unforgettable dresses, etc.) into Wikimedia projects. When:Run annually since 2019

Status : 2021

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Hashtags: #wikilovesfashion2020, #wlf2020

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An initiative by Wikimedia Foundation Communications Team to raise awareness of the gender gap in the information landscape, particularly in media and journalism, and amplify women's stories.
Status : 2021

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Facebook: @wikimediafoundation
Twitter: @Wikimedia
Instagram: @WikimediaFoundation
Hashtags: #ProjectRewrite

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1000 Women in Religion is a project of the Women's Caucus of the American Academy of Religion and the Society of Biblical Literature. It is an initiative to create, update, and improve Wikipedia articles pertaining to the lives of cis and transgender women who are notable as scholars, activists, and practitioners in the world's religious, spiritual, and wisdom traditions.
When: since 2018
Primary language: English
Status : active as of 2018

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Conferences

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A Wikimedia conference that covers the topic of diversity within and beyond the Wikimedia movement.

Techstorming is like brainstorming in a technical environment. To participate, you do not have to be some ICT genius. We are looking for women, men and gender-diverse people with an interest in ICT at all levels of experience.

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Hashtags: #Techstorm #WikiTechstorm

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Conferencia que reunió a mujeres de 17 países con la finalidad de discutir sobre la brecha de género en los proyectos Wikimedia.

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