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Group photo of the first Editatona in Mexico City's Instituto de Liderazgo Simone de Beauvoir. 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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The Wikimedia movement works because it brings together many different perspectives to solve complex problems. Join the community consultation to plan our strategy together. Group photo of Wikimania 2014 participants by Ralf Roletschek, licensed under CC-BY-SA 3.0

Wikimedia Highlights, February 2015

Here’s what happened on the Wikimedia Blog last month: we shared favorite articles about love for Valentine’s Day; learned who links to Wikipedia; hosted a strategy consultation; reported on edit-a-thons for Black History Month – and reviewed winning photos for Wiki Loves Africa.

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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

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 Wikipedia Library Team (owl included) reflects on its new Visiting Scholars Program -- and the new content and collaborations it makes possible. Logo by Heather Walls, CC-BY-SA-3.0

What happens when you give a Wikipedia editor a research library?

The Wikipedia Visiting Scholars program gives editors special access to university and library resources, which helps them improve content quality and support new collaborations, as part of the Wikipedia Library project.

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Students in a Tanzanian high school without electricity can now access Wikipedia via Wi-Fi, using a donated Raspberry Pi computer. Photo by Janet Chapman, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0.

Raspberry Pi in Masekelo: Bringing Wikipedia to a school without electricity

Students in a Tanzanian high school without electricity can now access Wikipedia via Wi-Fi, using a donated Raspberry Pi computer. (…)

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Italian fashion history is not well covered on Wikipedia. Librarian Virginia Gentilini is helping turn that around.
Photo by Victor Grigas, free licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0.

Why Italian fashion history should be just a click away: Virginia Gentilini

Italy is a global leader in the fashion industry. But Italian fashion history is not well covered on Wikipedia. Librarian Virginia Gentilini explains why. (…)

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This Sankey diagram shows how readers reach the English Wikipedia article about London and where they go from there, based on the Wikipedia Clickstream data set. Graph by Ellery Wulczyn and Dario Taraborelli, CC0.

Growing free knowledge through open data

Open data can help us understand how people find and share knowledge online. The Wikimedia Foundation’s Research and Data Team has published 5 open data sets about Wikimedia projects. (…)

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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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