Gender gap

  1. Knowledge can’t be limited: Mervat Salman

    Photo by Adam Novak/Wikimedia Foundation, CC BY-SA 3.0.

    “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

  2. 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

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

    Photo by Zachary McCune, CC BY-SA 4.0.

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

  4. Remembering Adrianne Wadewitz

    Photo by Sage Ross, CC BY-SA 3.0.

    “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

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

    Photo from the Smithsonian, public domain.

    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

  6. Engaging women to narrow the gender gap: Andrea Kleiman

    Photo by Jaluj, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0.

    Since 2011, Kleiman has contributed tens of thousands of edits and arranged workshops for women in Argentina and Uruguay.... Read more

  7. Community Digest—help improve articles about Asia during November

    Photo by Sudharshan Shanmugasundaram, CC BY-SA 4.0.

    Wikipedia Asian Month has started, “superprotect” has been removed from Wikimedia sites, and other relevant news from the Wikimedia Foundation and the Wikimedia community.... Read more

  8. The digest—Wiki Loves Africa roars into its second year; notes in brief

    Photo by Mohamed Elfatih Hamadien, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0.

    For many reasons, coverage of African topics on many Wikimedia sites, including the various Wikipedias, lags behind other continents. One project is aiming to change that by encouraging people on the African continent to donate their images, videos, and audio to Wikipedia.... Read more

  9. A Wikipedian’s perspective on gender imbalance, harassment, and the way forward

    Photo by Michael Mandiberg, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0.

    Longtime Wikipedia editor, Sydney Poore, shares her perspective of Wikipedia’s gender imbalance, harassment, and the steps she and other Wikimedians are taking to address this. ... Read more

  10. Librarian as public knowledge leader: ways to use Wikipedia

    Art+Feminism Edit-a-thon in Madrid, Spain. Events like these took place around the world on International Women's Day, to increase gender diversity on Wikipedia. 
Photo by Carlos Delgado, CC BY-SA 4.0