Wiki Loves Women/SheSaid/SheSaid 2021

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    SheSaid 2021

    Did you know what Graca Machel said?
    SheSaid is part of the Wiki Loves Women initiative
    Screenshot of the English Wikiquote on 2020-10-06. Aside from the alpha male displayed on home page, check out the people list and look for women...
    Souvenirs for active SheSaid participants in Ukraine

    The Wiki Loves Women initiative celebrates women leaders with the SheSaid drive. The drive is aimed at improving the visibility of women in creating new or improving already existing Wikiquote entries related to them.

    First launched in October 2020, the #SheSaid campaign on Wikiquote has been an amazing success! Across 7 languages, by the 5th January 2021, it resulted overall in 867 new or improved articles (the majority new). Italian Wikiquote was the clear language winner (405 articles) with Ukraine (187) and French (105) coming not so close behind. This is an amazing result - thank you for getting women’s voices heard.

    The second edition was yet again a success with 1500+ Wikiquote entries created (and more improved) in 9 languages ! Italian and Tagalog were the most active languages. Congrats to all :)

    Given its first and second editions success and noting that there is still a lot to do, the #SheSaid drive will run again end of 2022.

    Why the SheSaid campaign


    To balance the representation of gender in the entries of Wikiquote.

    To illustrate the situation, here are a few interesting figures:

    • On the English Wikiquote main page on 6th of Oct 2020, in the Selected people section... 29 men are featured and only 4 women (check out the screenshot on the right...)
    • There are 233 women who have a featured article on either French or English Wikipedias... with no entry on the French Wikiquote check it out
    • There are 141 women featured article on the English Wikipedia with no wikiquote entry check it
    • There are 519 women listed on the French wikiquote check it and 3117 men listed check it out

    Obviously, not all women said good quotes that would make a wikiquote entry worth it. Still...

    Find the list of local events here:

    Outcomes of the #sheSaid drive in 2021 !!!


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