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, licensed under CC-BY-SA-3.0.

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, we will focus on women and gender diversity in the Wikimedia movement, to coincide with International Women’s Day, WikiWomen’s History Month — and the new Inspire Campaign that launches on March 4.

We plan to publish up to a dozen stories on this blog and on social media:
• profiles of WikiWomen that are making exceptional contributions to our cause
• reports about worldwide edit-a-thons on International Women’s Day
• community picks of great articles about women on Wikimedia sites
• overview of the best research studies about gender diversity on Wikipedia
• reports on programs that seem to be addressing these issues successfully
• best practices for increasing diverse contributions

Through these stories, we hope to surface answers to these key questions:
• How are women around the world contributing to Wikimedia today?
• How can we support gender diversity more effectively in our communities?
• What knowledge is still missing in Wikimedia content about women and gender? How can we fill those gaps?

If you would like to submit a story on this topic, please review these guidelines and post your draft or outline, then email us. We will review new submissions for this editorial theme until March 10th, 2015.

We look forward to working together to grow and diversify our movement!

Fabrice Florin (WMF)
Movement Communications Manager
Wikimedia Foundation