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Get the facts straight
We need to collect more information on the demographics of individuals (women) who contribute to Wikipedia.
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created on05:55, 5 March 2015 (UTC)

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Once we have the data, then we can put together a distribution of women's contributions to Wikipedia based on their geographic location. This would give us a better idea of where in the world women edit the least number of articles.

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Whenever someone is editing an article or creating one (their first article) just simply ask them two questions: 1. Where do they live; 2. What is their gender. This would enable Wikipedia to compile information on users that edit Wikipedia articles. Once we have a clear understanding of the distribution of female contributors around the world, then if feasible, we can try to address the problem in countries with lower rankings.

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