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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, freely 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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Mathematician Ada Lovelace is often described as the world's first computer programmer. Public Domain.

Women and gender diversity on Wikimedia: Help find quality articles

Can you help find high-quality articles that celebrate women and gender diversity on Wikipedia and sister sites? (…)

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Image by Vpseudo, licensed under CC-BY-SA 4.0.

Inspire Campaign to fund new gender diversity initiatives

The Inspire Grants Campaign seeks ideas and proposals for initiatives to address gender diversity in Wikimedia. Complex issues require (…)

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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.

This month’s focus: Women in Wikimedia

This month, we’re featuring stories about women and gender diversity in the Wikimedia movement, in honor of International Women’s Day and WikiWomen’s History Month. Learn more. (…)

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Sailors from the US Navy join forces with other volunteers to help Habitat for Humanity build homes for families who lost their houses in the 2003 Southern California Wildfires.US Navy Photo by Johansen Laurel. Public domain.

Civility, Wikipedia, and the conversation on Gamergate

The debates on Wikipedia about the Gamergate controversy have been heated. The Wikimedia Foundation believes inclusion and diversity are essential to achieving the mission of free knowledge, and that civil discourse is key to making that happen. (…)

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A happy group of Wikipedians gather for a weekly edit-a-thon in Gothenburg."Edit-a-thon photo" by Paracel63, licensed under CC-Zero

Weekly edit-a-thons help create new articles about women and literature in Sweden

During 2014, Wikimedia Sverige organized a new series of regular edit-a-thons and workshops focused on the Gender gap issue. This is what we learned from one of these projects. (…)

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"Compass of diversity" by Christopher Schwarzkopf (WMDE), under CC-BY-SA-4.0

Now available: Charting Diversity – Working together towards diversity in Wikipedia

In the last couple of years, a discussion arose concerning the ratio of male to female contributors on Wikipedia. Various studies verified a significant gender gap within the group of editors. A number of countries have since started initiatives that specialize in the direct support of female contributors.

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<a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ciclovías_de_Buenos_Aires.jpg">"Ciclovías de Buenos Aires"</a> by <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Flickr_upload_bot">Flickr upload bot</a>, under <a href="">CC-BY-2.0</a>

Creating Safe Spaces

This morning I read an article entitled Ride like a girl. In it, the author describes how being a cyclist in a city is like being a woman: Welcome to being vulnerable to the people around you. Welcome to being the exception, not the rule. Welcome to not being in…

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"LUC Women Scientists 4" by Keilana, under CC-BY-SA-3.0

Women Scientists Workshop Development Update

The Women Scientists Workshop Development IEG [1] is a project aimed at empowering women college students by encouraging them to create content about women scientists on English Wikipedia.

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"Cmglee Cambridge Cancer Research" by Cmglee, under CC-BY-SA-3.0

Cancer Research UK, Royal Society and Women Fellows

I’m fortunate to have been appointed as Wikipedian in Residence at Cancer Research UK (CRUK), the world’s largest cancer research charity, funding over 4,000 research staff working on cancer. The role will run until mid-December 2014 and is funded by Wellcome Trust, a large UK medical research charitable foundation. I’ll be based at CRUK’s London headquarters, the Angel Building in Islington, working there four days a week. Alongside this, until early July I will also be continuing my six month term, on a one day a week basis, in the same role at the Royal Society, the UK’s National Academy of Science.

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