Wikimedia CEE Meeting 2019/Programme/Submissions/Collateral victims of the gender gap war

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Title of the submission

Collateral victims of the gender gap war

Type of submission (lecture, panel, workshop, lightning talk, roundtable, poster)
  • lightning talk (can be extended to a 15 minute lecture)
Author(s) of the submission






  • diversity
Abstract (up to 100 words)

While scientific studies have show gender gap to be a real issue of our project, how much thought have we given other biases that are hidden by gender gap? In this talk we will start from a couple of examples where the gender gap turned out to hide other systemic biases which were made worse by creating articles about women.

How will this session be beneficial for the communities in the region of Central and Eastern Europe?

By the end of the talk, participants should be better equipped to take all known systemic biases into account when preparing an activity.

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