Gender Gap

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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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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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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Remembering Adrianne Wadewitz

Portrait of Adrianne Wadewitz at Wikimania 2012 in Washington, DC. Each of us on the Wikipedia Education Program team is saddened today by the news of Adrianne Wadewitz’s passing. We know we share this sadness with everyone at the Wikimedia Foundation and so many in the Wikimedia and education communities….

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Celebrating Women’s Day, the Wiki way

Participants editing articles about women in science. How many Indian women scientists can you name? Go on! Think about this one. Think really hard. How many can you name, now? One? Two? Three? I wrote this blog post at a co-working space for tech startups in the Southern Indian city…

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Wikipedia’s Art & Feminism Edit-A-Thon and the Gender Gap

  the Art & Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon, at the John M. Flaxman Library at the school of the Art Institute of Chicago on February 1, 2014 Lending a hand at the Wikipedia Art+Feminism Edit-a-thon, at Eyebeam in New York City The Wikimedia Foundation’s mission to realize a world in which…

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Egyptian students help narrow gender gap on Wikipedia

Fewer than 15% of Wikipedia editors around the world are female and the coverage of articles about women on Wikipedia is often not very good. Although the Arabic Wikipedia suffers the same imbalance in its content, this is not the case for the Wikipedia Education Program in Egypt. The number…

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Brainstorming about Wikipedia’s diversity

A large group of people from all over the world gathered in Berlin to find ways to improve our diversity. It was a busy schedule (my workshop is the second one from the bottom in the middle). Recently I was able to participate in the Wikimedia Diversity Conference in Berlin…

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What’s missing from the media discussions of Wikipedia categories and sexism

Last week the New York Times published an Op-Ed from author Amanda Filipacchi headlined Wikipedia’s Sexism Toward Female Novelists, in which she criticized Wikipedia for moving some authors from the “American novelists” category into a sub-category called “American women novelists.” Because there is no subcategory for “American male novelists,” Filipacchi…

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