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A lot happened on the Wikimedia Blog last month. Editatonas photo by Carlos Delgado, CC BY-SA 4.0. Raspberry Pi photo by Janet Chapman, CC BY-SA 4.0. Terry Gilbey photo by Myleen Hollero, CC BY-SA 3.0. Open Data graph by LSE Library, CC BY-SA 3.0. Kourosh photo by Jerry Kim, CC BY SA 4.0.

Wikimedia Highlights, March 2015

Here’s what happened on the Wikimedia Blog last month: WMF filed a suit against NSA; we published 15 stories about women and gender diversity on Wikimedia; we reported on a school in Tanzania using Raspberry Pi; the foundation shared open data sets and a new open access policy – and welcomed new executives.

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Women gather for "WikiWomen Day" in Pune, India, to help each other contribute to Wikipedia and increase gender diversity in Wikimedia projects. Photo by Abhishek Suryawanshi, under CC-BY-SA-3.0.

Women and gender diversity on Wikimedia: our top stories

Here are our most popular stories about women and gender diversity in Wikimedia projects, published last month to celebrate International Women’s Day and WikiWomen’s History Month.

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Malala Yousafzai is one of the inspiring women recommended by our community for this month's search for high-quality women's biographies. The youngest-ever Nobel Prize laureate, she is a human rights advocate for education and for women in Pakistan.  Photo by Russell Watkins, freely licensed under CC-BY-SA-2.0.

15 women who made a difference

Here are our favorite biographies of women on Wikipedia, feature 15 individuals who made important contributions in the arts, sciences, business and politics. Suggested by community and team members.

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Video game developer Elonka Dunin is a multilingual Wikipedia editor with a knack for cryptology. Photo by Suzy Gorman, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 2.5

Discovering a community through cryptology: Elonka Dunin

Video game developer Elonka Dunin is a multilingual editor with a knack for cryptology. Find out how her work on unsolved codes led her to join the Wikipedia community.

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Group photo of the first Editatona. Photo by Lulu.barrera, CC BY-SA 4.0.

The Editatona: Helping women edit Wikipedia in Mexico

The Editatona is an edit-a-thon for women only. Wikimedia Mexico is developing this new program to engage more women to participate on Wikimedia. Here are the results of their first two events this year.

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Edit-a-thon in Montreal, Canada.
Photo by Micsmeets, CC BY-SA 4.0

Art+Feminism Events on International Women’s Day

Over 75 edit-a-thons were hosted worldwide, to increase gender diversity on Wikipedia — and improve articles about women in the arts, feminism and gender.

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The Medieval Women Edit-a-thon at Swansea University focused on women’s access to justice in Wales, Britain and Ireland.
Photo of editors at work by Swansea University, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0.

First Welsh university edit-a-thon creates new articles on medieval women

The Medieval Women Edit-a-thon at Swansea University focused on women’s access to justice in Wales, Britain and Ireland. (…)

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Women participate in a FemWiki workshop in Kraljevo, to increase gender diversity on the Serbian Wikipedia. These events help them form friendships, share advice and support each other to write more articles about women and gender issues.
Photo by BoyaBoBoya, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0.

Serbian women edit Wikipedia together in new FemWiki project

The FemWiki project invites women to collaborate to increase gender diversity on the Serbian Wikipedia. Regular workshops help them form friendships, share advice and support each other to write more articles about women and gender issues. (…)

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We are more than our sex and more than our gender, and many users want more nuanced options for identifying themselves online. Andrógino by Ismael Nery. Public Domain.

Gender as a text field: What Wikipedia can learn from Facebook

We are more than our sex and more than our gender, and many users want more nuanced options for identifying themselves online. (…)

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Women contributors collaborate to edit Wikipedia in an Art+Feminism Edit-a-thon in New York City.
Events like these help increase gender diversity on Wikimedia projects.
Photo by Michael Mandiberg, licensed under CC-BY-SA 3.0.

Join a Wikipedia edit-a-thon near you for International Women’s Day

To increase coverage of women and gender diversity on Wikipedia, over 75 different edit-a-thons will be held around the world (…)

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