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  1. Bonjour, hola, and hello: editors gather for the Art+Feminism edit-a-thon

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    The global edit-a-thon enters its third year with events in two dozen countries on six continents.... Read more

  2. The new alchemy: turning online harassment into Wikipedia articles on women scientists

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    By day, Emily Temple-Wood is a biology student. By night, she writes Wikipedia articles on women scientists—one for every harassing email she receives.... Read more

  3. Understanding Wikipedians, and narrowing the gaps: Rebecca O’Neill

    Photo by the Victor Grigas, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0.

    Rebecca O’Neill is helping both to plug gaps in Wikipedia’s coverage of women in art while simultaneously researching why people even want to.... Read more

  4. Join the 2016 Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

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    Art+Feminism announces the third annual international Wikipedia Edit-a-thon, with 125 events taking place in over 20 countries on every inhabited continent.... Read more

  5. Librarian as public knowledge leader: ways to use Wikipedia

    Art+Feminism Edit-a-thon in Madrid, Spain. Events like these took place around the world on International Women's Day, to increase gender diversity on Wikipedia. 
Photo by Carlos Delgado, CC BY-SA 4.0

    Wikipedia has become one of the most influential portals for internet-based research — providing readers with an initial overview of almost any topic and acting as a first stop for expert researchers. Moreover, the platform increasingly favours both scholarship and openness: a recent study showed that journals published as open access are used more frequently on Wikipedia, and Altmetrics has beg... Read more

  6. La mujer que nunca conociste: the first Iberocoop contest on women biographies

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    During the months of March and April 2015, Iberocoop led the largest international contest on women biographies, which brought 391 new articles to Wikipedia about women from all over the world.... Read more

  7. What we learned from the Inspire campaign to increase gender diversity on Wikimedia

    The Inspire Campaign sought ideas for initiatives to increase gender diversity in Wikimedia projects. Here are some of our key findings and lessons learned from the campaign. Community members proposed 266 ideas throughout the month of March, as shown in this graph. Image by JMorgan_(WMF), freely licensed under ,a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/deed.en">CC-BY-SA-4.0.

    The Inspire Campaign sought ideas for initiatives to increase gender diversity in Wikimedia projects. Community members proposed 266 ideas, leading to 16 grant-funded projects. Here’s what we learned from this pilot.... Read more

  8. Women and gender diversity on Wikimedia: our top stories

    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.

    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. ... Read more

  9. Inspire Campaign receives hundreds of new ideas to increase gender diversity on Wikimedia projects

    The Inspire campaign aims to increase gender diversity on Wikimedia. Graphic by Vpseudo, free licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0.

    Community members submitted 266 innovative ideas to address gender disparity on the Wikimedia projects. Read about the campaign and its highlights, and learn about the next steps in this process.... Read more

  10. Art+Feminism Events on International Women’s Day

    Edit-a-thon in Montreal, Canada.
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    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. ... Read more