Gender gap

  1. Community Digest: Using data to visualize Wikipedia knowledge gaps; news in brief

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    This group has compared data from Wikidata to define the knowledge gaps on Wikimedia projects about Africa. The resulting visualizations helped make the gaps easier to understand for anyone. In addition, this week’s news in brief includes the second WikiCite in Vienna, the Danish and Ukrainian Wikipedia communities celebrate their Wikipedia anniversary, an effort to commemorate the WWI era o... Read more

  2. Community digest: Wiki Loves Women, bridging two gaps at a time; news in brief

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    Wiki Loves Women is addressing two content gaps on Wikipedia through adding content about African women, helping to increase the encyclopedia’s gender and geographical diversity. In addition, this week’s news in brief includes updates about Wikimania, Wikimedia project milestones, Wiki Project Med, and more. ... Read more

  3. Why I wrote 100 articles in 100 days about inspiring Jewish women

    Ester Rada, an Israeli musician who now has an article on the Spanish Wikipedia. Photo by Oren Rozen, <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en">CC BY-SA 3.0.

    Maor Malul participated in the #100wikidays challenge, creating 56 articles in Spanish, 21 in Portuguese, 13 in Ladino and 10 in English. Here, he talks about this experience and what made him move on to #100WikiCommonsdays shortly afterwards.... Read more

  4. Inspire Campaign’s final report shows achievements in gender diversity and representation within the Wikimedia movement

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    Inspire grantees have improved the representation of women within our movement, one person, article, tool, training, and discussion at a time. ... Read more

  5. #100womenwiki: A global Wikipedia editathon

    Photo by the BBC/Henry Iddon via Wikimedia UK, CC BY-SA 3.0.

    Wikimedia communities around the world held a multi-lingual, multi-location editathon in partnership with the BBC to raise awareness of the gender gap on Wikipedia, improve coverage of women, and encourage women to edit.... Read more

  6. Knowledge can’t be limited: Mervat Salman

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    “I want to spread the basic message of the Wikimedia movement by actively providing free knowledge for everyone,” says Mervat Salman, an Arabic Wikipedia contributor from Jordan. A community-elected administrator and organiser, true to her words, she contributes to science articles and works on reducing Wikipedia’s gender gap by creating new articles about women.... Read more

  7. Drawing 100 heroic women in 100 days

    Self-portrait, courtesy of Rori.

    Rori, an artist in St. Louis, received a Facebook message from someone she doesn’t know a few weeks ago. The note urged her to draw a portrait of someone named Azucena Villaflor.... Read more

  8. Jimmy Wales names Emily Temple-Wood and Rosie Stephenson-Goodknight as Wikipedians of the Year

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    Being awarded for the sixth time, this is the first time two Wikipedians have received the honor together.... Read more

  9. Remembering Adrianne Wadewitz

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    “Men can be a champion for women. I know that, for example, a lot of feminists have said ‘no they can’t,’ that that’s not a good thing, that actually women should be the people championing women’s own causes. But I don’t think that there should be such a division. There should be people arguing for women, right, not just women arguing for women and men arguing for men... Read more

  10. The new alchemy: turning online harassment into Wikipedia articles on women scientists

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    By day, Emily Temple-Wood is a biology student. By night, she writes Wikipedia articles on women scientists—one for every harassing email she receives.... Read more