Wikipedia is the world’s largest online and user-generated encyclopedia whose content has the potential to color our view of the world. However, ninety percent of those who add content are men and there are more than four times as many articles about men as there are about women. Though the figures vary regionally, it is clear that the information about women is less extensive than the information about men. We want to change this!
On the 7th of March of 2018 around 50 women and men from public life, academia, sports, politics, culture, science, technology, and business will participate in #WikiGapBiH an event aimed to create more articles and provide more information about women from BiH on Wikipedia in order to bring about a more gender-equal internet.
This edit-a-thon is being organized by the Sarajevo Open Centre, with the support of the Embassy of Sweden in Bosnia and Herzegovina in connection with the International Women’s Day 8 of March. The Ambassador of Sweden will open the #WikiGapBiH edit-a-thon.
This event is a launching event of an ongoing campaign of creating Wikipedia content related to women and by women, trying to close the online representation gap.
The #WikiGapBiH edit-a-thon is organized as a part of the WikiGapinitiative carried out in more than 40 countries in the world carried out by Swedish embassies and Wikimedia to gather people around the world to increase the representation of articles by and about women on Wikipedia.
This is the list of suggested articles for BiH-Sweden #WikiGapBiH Edit-A-Thon. Participants are welcome to create and expand articles out of this list also. Once the article is created, please suffix the respective article with a symbol. The articles that are being worked on by participants are marked with a sign.
Resources for organizersEdit
BS Wikipedia welcomes WikiGapEdit