Gender gap

  1. Community digest: Conversations with Wikimedia women; Arabic Wikinews and Global Voices collaboration; news in brief

    The Wikimedia Foundation’s Community Engagement department is hosting a series of conversations about women in the Wikimedia movement, a collaboration between the Arabic Wikinews community and Global Voices Lingua to support Arabic digital content, in addition to other updates in brief from around the globe. ... Read more

  2. The Erdős paradox: When a mathematical number and Wikipedia collide

    An interview with the author of a recent Medium piece on mathematician Paul Erdős, the mathematical degree of separation that his collaborations inspired, and Wikipedia’s gender gap.... Read more

  3. In Egypt, Her Story uses women’s voices and Wikipedia to educate about gender violence

    For as long as the pyramids have been standing, the contributions of women to history have been undervalued and underrepresented. But today, there is a movement afoot in the land of the pharaohs—one that aims to bring those stories to the world’s largest encyclopedia.... Read more

  4. Community digest: WikiFemHack, the first Wikimedia hackathon to encourage gender diversity in Greece; news in brief

    Wikimedia Community user group in Greece holds an event to encourage women to join and participate in the technological and programming fields and take part in the Wikimedia movement. In addition, this week’s news in brief includes updates from Nigeria Wikimedia hubs, Wikimedia Finland’s new board, registration for Wikimedia conference and more. ... Read more

  5. Wikimedia Diversity Conference 2017: Outcomes, next steps and how to join the conversation

    Wikimedians from around the world gathered in Stockholm last month to discuss diversity in the Wikimedia movement. Here’s what came out of it.... Read more

  6. Exploring Wikimedia’s gender gap with six contributors from Scandinavia

    Wikipedia aims to offer the sum of all knowledge, but whose knowledge is it? ... Read more

  7. Natacha Rault: Taking a feminist approach to Wikipedia’s gender gap

    Natacha Rault browsed Wikipedia frequently but never hit the ‘edit’ button until she learned about Wikipedia’s gender gap. ... Read more

  8. Community digest: Women in Red’s impact on Wikipedia’s gender gap; news in brief

    Just under two years ago, WikiProject Women in Red was created. A volunteer-led initiative, it aims to improve articles about women on Wikipedia—and its members have added about 45,000 of them in English alone. In addition, this week’s news in brief include Wiki hubs in Nigeria, second editathon in Pangasinan, Celtic Knot Conference in the UK, and more.... Read more

  9. Could posting about women’s history grow our female audience for the future?

    We had a simple question: what would happen if we spent all of Women’s History Month promoting social media posts about women?... Read more

  10. How a feminist stood up to trolls and measurably changed Wikipedia’s coverage of women scientists

    Did the efforts of Emily Temple-Wood (“Keilana”) and other editors really make a difference in Wikipedia’s coverage of women scientists—especially given the vast expanse of an encyclopedia that has 5.4 million articles in English alone? The answer, one year after the headlines, is an unequivocal yes.... Read more