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Wikipedia Takes Manila in 2011
The Chapter

Wikimedia Philippines has at least five female members in its general membership, although no women currently sit on the Board of Trustees. The position of Auditor however has been solely occupied by women since the chapter's establishment: the first auditor was Jocelyn Alegre, while the current auditor is Meredith Talusan.


In December 2011, there were 16,020 women of all ages from Philippines who were interested in Wikipedia on Facebook.[1] In December 2011, according to Alexa, Wikipedia was ranked the 7th most popular site in the country.[2] On English Wikipedia's Women's History Wikiproject, the most popular November 2011 article about a Filipino woman was Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, ranked 141st overall with 64829 views during the month. In the period between November 2010 and October 2011, 20.7% of the traffic to Pangasinan Wikipedia was from this country.[3] In December 2011, elections were held for English Wikipedia's Arbitration Committee. No women from this country ran for Arbitration Committee and there are currently no women from this country on the Arbitration Committee. There are 89 articles about models from this country on English Wikipedia. On English Wikipedia, there are zero featured articles, featured lists or good articles about women's sport in this country that are part of the Women's sport Wikiproject or the Women's football taskforce.

Wikinews, Wikibooks, Wikiversity, and Other projects

In December 2011, according to Alexa, Wikinews was ranked the 26,865th most popular site in the country.[4] A December 2011 search on English Wikinews for Philippines Women found 8 articles that mentioned both words.[5] A December 2011 search on Spanish Wikinews for Filipinas mujeres found 1 articles that mentioned both words.[6] There are no female administrators on English wikinews from this country, nor are there any women from this country who are English wikinews accredited reporters. On Portuguese Wikinews, there are no women active from this country. This may be a result of several factors, including the language and because Portuguese Wikinews only has an active editing community of five people, one of whom is a woman.

In December 2011, according to Alexa, Wikibooks was ranked the 2,879th most popular site in the country.[7]

There are no women from this country involved in leadership roles on English or German Wikiversity. Their participation is minimal to non-existent.

There are no women from this country who are administrators on incubator and no active women editors from this country. The project has few participants overall, with only 44 users identified as female and 516 identified as male. There are no bureaucrats, male or female, from this country on MediaWiki.Org.[8]

Philippines women perspective in free knowledge
Women in Philippines
The Foundation

During the December 2011 fundraising appeal, no Filipinos, men or women, were featured are part of the appeal. During the 2011 Summer of Research, the WMF hired eight research fellows. Of these, only one was female, and she was from the United States. There were four males from American universities, The other researchers included men from a Japanese university, a Swiss university and a Canadian university. There were no research fellows, male or female, from this country.